This globally successful, Stuttgart-based design studio focuses on modern, clean lines and adds an emotive element to everyday objects in order to make people want them. Its creations include faucets, office chairs, gymnastics equipment, showers, smartphones or even service robots.
Phoenix Design has been shaping the design of world-famous products – as well as the face of Hansgrohe – for more than 30 years.
The creative team exclusively designs the Black Forest quality brand's entire shower and faucet range. Phoenix is also constantly designing successful creations for the Axor designer brand. The biographies of the two founders, Andreas Haug (*1946) and Tom Schönherr (*1954), are closely linked to Germany's design history. They created a sensation back in the 1970s at frogdesign, a legendary design studio in Stuttgart. In 1987 they established “Phoenix”.
For the last 30 years, Phoenix Design and Hansgrohe have been partners of impeccable taste
During the seventies, bathrooms first experienced the advent of design. This change was initiated by the creative designers from Stuttgart in conjunction with the sanitation specialists from Schiltach. Both companies from the south-west of Germany have formed a successful team ever since. Together, they work on creating intelligent interplay between design, functionality and convenience, or in short: Ease of use.
During this period of collaboration, Phoenix Design designed all the key products for the Hansgrohe brand. Products featuring both technological and visual durability. The Stuttgart-based design studio has won approximately 700 prestigious design awards to date. They have also pocketed a number of awards for Hansgrohe creations. Around the world, Phoenix Design has been viewed as a leading independent design studio for product and interface design for many years.
Phoenix Design: (from left) Harald Lutz, Andreas Haug, Bernd Eigenstetter, Tom Schönherr