Whether we're talking about mixers, office chairs, gymnastics equipment, showers, smartphones or service robots: the Stuttgart-based design studio focuses on modern, clean lines and adds an emotive element to everyday objects to make people want them. All over the world. Phoenix Design has been shaping the face of hansgrohe for more than 30 years – after all, they exclusively design the Black Forest quality brand's entire shower and mixer 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 even created a sensation back in the 1970s at frogdesign, a legendary design studio in Stuttgart. In 1987 they launched “Phoenix”.
The creative south-west: for the last 30 years, hansgrohe and Phoenix Design 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 the “Schiltach creations”. For many years now, Phoenix Design has been selected the best “design office”: It has retained first place in the iF ranking “creative”. Around the world, It is therefore viewed as a leading independent design studio for product and interface design.