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Above: German Design Graduates 2020 1 Leoni Fischer/ 2 Esther Kaya Stögerer/ 3 Julia Ruchatz/ 4 Marie-Theres Böhmker and Tina Henkel/ 5 Mara Vöcking/ 6 Solène Jansem/ 7 Dani Nikitenko/ 

Graduating students from 14 of Germany’s art and design universities have been chosen to take part in this year’s German Design Graduates show.


In lieu of a physical show, which would take place in Berlin, all selected graduates’ work will be shown digitally on the German Design Graduates 2020 social media channels. A physical show combining the 2020 and 2021 graduates will hopefully take place next autumn.


The exhibiting graduates were hand selected by a jury of industry professionals including Nina Sieverding, Barbara Lersch, Dr Angelika Nollert, Dick Spierenburg and Stephan Dornhofer. A group of ambassadors from various creative fields will then select winners who will receive prizes including cash and support with setting up their creative businesses. The winners will be announced in a digital ceremony on 2 November.


Amongst the graduates taking part is Leoni Fischer from Bauhaus Universität Weimar whose Peatland Forensics project explores the negative emotions caused by climate change. Fischer explains: ‘From my engagement with the Red Moor, a landscape in the Rhön which is directly affected by climate change, eight clay pots were created.The series is showing the anthropogenic and climatic processes that have shaped the bog throughout the centuries while forming a reminiscence for the place.’




Bianca Asche Bianca Asche


Bianca Asche from the HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts seeks to support adults and children with Parkinsons through play. Asche has created the Why Are You Trembling? board game which promotes motor skills while demystifying aspects of Parkinsons.


Black Liquor by Weißensee School of Art and Design graduate Esther Kaya Stögerer in collaboration with product designer Jannis Kämpkens takes the by-products of the paper industry which normally are incinerated and makes them into a new sustainable and organic material. Mara Vöcking, a graduate from the Folkwang University of the Arts has created Sense’ability, an interactive pillow that seeks to improve communication among people with dementia.




Darius Zalzadeh Darius Zalzadeh


Kunsthochschule Kassel graduate Darius Zalzadeh is showing the project GALOP, a contemporary take on the traditional child’s rocking horse made from a tubular steel frame. Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design graduate Baoyi Li created a tableware collection that generates strange and unexpected sounds, inspired by different principles of physics.




Baoyi Li Baoyi Li


University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover graduate Julia Ruchatz’ ATTACH project is a backpack that can also be disassembled and turned into a bicycle bag that hands from the bike’s rack. HFBK graduates Marie-Theres Böhmker and Tina Henkel’s Anti-Amt furniture design is created for the Café Exil in Hamburg, specifically to be used when providing advice and guidance to migrants and refugees. The graduates collaborated with volunteers from the café to ensure it met the needs of the users.




Martin Stegmaier Martin Stegmaier


Martin Stegmaier from the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach created the Respiro, an alternative to the traditional protective face mask. Stegmaier writes: ‘Via a turbine that is carried on the back, filtered air can be passed on to the helmet and an air barrier can be created in front of the face. This means that the entire face is protected from dust. In addition, the air flow generated can also be used to cool the worker. The air flow is expelled from the forehead and back, precisely the parts of the body that produce the most heat and are the most likely to secrete sweat.’




Amelie Graf Amelie Graf


Saar Academy of the Fine Arts graduate Solène Jansem has created Wassilo, which aims to reduce water waste in the kitchen environment. Water used for cooking can be placed in the vessel which,  once cold, can be used to water plants.  University of the Arts Berlin graduate Amelie Graf’s Meal Bag is an edible food packaging solution made from corn starch.


Beside Blood by Dani Nikitenko from Burg Giebichenstein University and Art and Design Halle is a series of objects that support menstruating people. Each object serves a function during the menstruation cycle including a cervical stick, speculum and breast measuring device.




Seulki Lee Seulki Lee


Mood Planet by University of Applied Sciences Potsdam graduate Seulki Lee is a mood tracking app that monitors how comfortable and energetic the user is. The app visualises the data to help show the pattern between the activities the user is participating in and the effect it has on their emotional state.




Merle-Christin Leuschner Merle-Christin Leuschner


Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts Kiel graduate Merle-Christin Leuschner’s Future of (influenza) immunization concept is a pop up space within pharmacies that allow the public to quickly receive seasonal vaccinations.


Learn more about all the students in the German Design Graduates 2020 show by visiting their website.


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Above: German Design Graduates 2020 1 Leoni Fischer/ 2 Esther Kaya Stögerer/ 3 Julia Ruchatz/ 4 Marie-Theres Böhmker and Tina Henkel/ 5 Mara Vöcking/ 6 Solène Jansem/ 7 Dani Nikitenko/ 

Graduating students from 14 of Germany’s art and design universities have been chosen to take part in this year’s German Design Graduates show.


In lieu of a physical show, which would take place in Berlin, all selected graduates’ work will be shown digitally on the German Design Graduates 2020 social media channels. A physical show combining the 2020 and 2021 graduates will hopefully take place next autumn.


The exhibiting graduates were hand selected by a jury of industry professionals including Nina Sieverding, Barbara Lersch, Dr Angelika Nollert, Dick Spierenburg and Stephan Dornhofer. A group of ambassadors from various creative fields will then select winners who will receive prizes including cash and support with setting up their creative businesses. The winners will be announced in a digital ceremony on 2 November.


Amongst the graduates taking part is Leoni Fischer from Bauhaus Universität Weimar whose Peatland Forensics project explores the negative emotions caused by climate change. Fischer explains: ‘From my engagement with the Red Moor, a landscape in the Rhön which is directly affected by climate change, eight clay pots were created.The series is showing the anthropogenic and climatic processes that have shaped the bog throughout the centuries while forming a reminiscence for the place.’




Bianca Asche Bianca Asche


Bianca Asche from the HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts seeks to support adults and children with Parkinsons through play. Asche has created the Why Are You Trembling? board game which promotes motor skills while demystifying aspects of Parkinsons.


Black Liquor by Weißensee School of Art and Design graduate Esther Kaya Stögerer in collaboration with product designer Jannis Kämpkens takes the by-products of the paper industry which normally are incinerated and makes them into a new sustainable and organic material. Mara Vöcking, a graduate from the Folkwang University of the Arts has created Sense’ability, an interactive pillow that seeks to improve communication among people with dementia.




Darius Zalzadeh Darius Zalzadeh


Kunsthochschule Kassel graduate Darius Zalzadeh is showing the project GALOP, a contemporary take on the traditional child’s rocking horse made from a tubular steel frame. Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design graduate Baoyi Li created a tableware collection that generates strange and unexpected sounds, inspired by different principles of physics.




Baoyi Li Baoyi Li


University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover graduate Julia Ruchatz’ ATTACH project is a backpack that can also be disassembled and turned into a bicycle bag that hands from the bike’s rack. HFBK graduates Marie-Theres Böhmker and Tina Henkel’s Anti-Amt furniture design is created for the Café Exil in Hamburg, specifically to be used when providing advice and guidance to migrants and refugees. The graduates collaborated with volunteers from the café to ensure it met the needs of the users.




Martin Stegmaier Martin Stegmaier


Martin Stegmaier from the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach created the Respiro, an alternative to the traditional protective face mask. Stegmaier writes: ‘Via a turbine that is carried on the back, filtered air can be passed on to the helmet and an air barrier can be created in front of the face. This means that the entire face is protected from dust. In addition, the air flow generated can also be used to cool the worker. The air flow is expelled from the forehead and back, precisely the parts of the body that produce the most heat and are the most likely to secrete sweat.’




Amelie Graf Amelie Graf


Saar Academy of the Fine Arts graduate Solène Jansem has created Wassilo, which aims to reduce water waste in the kitchen environment. Water used for cooking can be placed in the vessel which,  once cold, can be used to water plants.  University of the Arts Berlin graduate Amelie Graf’s Meal Bag is an edible food packaging solution made from corn starch.


Beside Blood by Dani Nikitenko from Burg Giebichenstein University and Art and Design Halle is a series of objects that support menstruating people. Each object serves a function during the menstruation cycle including a cervical stick, speculum and breast measuring device.




Seulki Lee Seulki Lee


Mood Planet by University of Applied Sciences Potsdam graduate Seulki Lee is a mood tracking app that monitors how comfortable and energetic the user is. The app visualises the data to help show the pattern between the activities the user is participating in and the effect it has on their emotional state.




Merle-Christin Leuschner Merle-Christin Leuschner


Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts Kiel graduate Merle-Christin Leuschner’s Future of (influenza) immunization concept is a pop up space within pharmacies that allow the public to quickly receive seasonal vaccinations.


Learn more about all the students in the German Design Graduates 2020 show by visiting their website.


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