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Uli Budde


Uli Budde studied product design at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences as well as at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, from where he graduated in 2004. He then worked for Hella Jongerius in Rotterdam and Joost Grootens in Amsterdam. In 2009, he founded the Uli Budde Design Office and has been living and working independently in Berlin since then. With its design office, Budde realises projects in the field of furniture and lighting design for various international manufacturers, including Thonet, Oligo or Marset. Uli Budde looks at everyday objects with a special focus on functionality and is always anxious to combine familiar and well thought-out solutions with new solutions. According to his own statement, his designs are easy to understand and flexible, which means that his products can be integrated into a wide range of environments. In cooperation with the Dutch designer Ivan Kasner, he founded Officeoriginair, an agency dedicated to product design and which has won numerous prizes, including the Dutch Design Award (2008), two Red Dot Awards (2012) and the Design Plus Award (2014). Budde also received the Faces of Design Award in 2010 and 2011 for his own work.

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Orgatec Cologne 2018: High Five!!

...Marcel Breuer, "Die Möbelabteilung des Staatlichen Bauhauses zu Weimar", Fachblatt für Holzarbeiter, Berlin, Januar 1925 Mono by Uli Budde & Ivan Kasner for Arco In the interests of full disclosure,... in the interests of full disclosure we only viewed Mono after talking to Uli Budde, an unplanned conversation and one without which we wouldn't have known Mono was there: Dutch manufacturer Arco weren't presenting at Orgatec Orgatec but across the road in Design Post, a permanent showroom exhibition arena, similar in many regards to the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, just without its own postcode...

Light + Building Frankfurt 2016: High Five!

...KUULA by Uli Budde for OLIGO (and Thonet) Launched by Thonet at IMM 2016 for that part of the lighting market covered by Thonet, KUULA by Uli Budde is being launched-launched by co-producer Oligo at Light + Building 2016 for the Oligo clientèle...

KUULA by Uli Budde for Thonet & Oligo

...In 2010 Thonet released the LUM reading lamp by Ulf Möller as a floor version, adding a desk version in 2015, in April 2015 came the pendant lamp Linon by Andrea Scholz and at IMM Cologne 2016 Thonet officially unveiled the latest addition to the Thonet lighting programme: the table lamp KUULA by Berlin based designer Uli Budde... For us their is a delightful irony in the fact that Uli Budde is the designer...

smow blog 2015. A pictorial review: October

Normally October is all about design festivals, October 2015 wasn't. On the one hand we weren't at that many this year, and on the other those we were at didn't impress us that much. What did impress us was the new collection by Ateliers J&J. Oh yes! In...

smow blog Interview: Uli Budde

...We were first introduced to the work of Berlin based designer Uli Budde when we saw his "Reading Table" project at Designers Fair 2010 in Cologne... Having begun his design studies at the FH Potsdam Uli Budde moved to Eindhoven in 2003 to undertake an exchange semester at the Design Academy, a semester that extended into a six year stay in Holland, including two years in Rotterdam with Hella Jongerius, initially as an intern and later as a full staff member...


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