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Deeply rooted in product design, experienced in exhibition design and with ongoing studies exploring the curatorial, Studio Martha Schwindling is working on multi-facetted projects within a broad field:

Product and System Design

We design furniture and other utilitarian objects as well as modular systems. Our guidelines for any design project are affordability, feasibility, long-lasting quality, a clean separation of materials for the circular economy, and joy of use.

Interior and Exhibition Design

Our interiors and exhibition designs function as materializations of ideas and concepts. For this, we place a special focus on close cooperation with all agents within our projects, whether they are private clients, institutions, curators, artists, researchers or producers.

Research and Curation

Martha Schwindling’s design practice is based on and enriched by her research, whose objects of investigation are material culture, design and exhibition history. Based on her research, she curates exhibition projects and contributes to publications.

Teaching and Mediation

Martha Schwindling conceives and leads design workshops and seminars with students and professionals. She is particularly interested in linking different disciplinary perspectives and skills and in promoting teamwork. She has shared her experience while teaching at the UDK Berlin and the HS Anhalt in Dessau, as well as in workshops at institutions such as the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe.

Clients

Studio Martha Schwindling has worked for a wide array of clients, including:

  • Berlin Atonal
  • Fondazione Matera-Basilicata
  • Häfele
  • Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin
  • Kober
  • Kunsthalle Praha
  • Kunstverein München
  • Kvadrat
  • Olivari
  • Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum Köln
  • Schönbuch
  • Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
  • USM
  • ZKM Karlsruhe
Awards

Studio Martha Schwindling is an awared design studio; some of our prizes and mentions are:

  • Concéntrico 07 – Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design: finalist of the competition for spatial interventions
  • Beyond Bauhaus – Prototyping the Future: award winner
  • Raumpioniere – architecture competition by the Ludwigsburg Museum: special mention
  • German Design Award: Nominee 2015, 2016 and 2018
  • Scholarship from the IKEA Foundation
  • Gunther-Schroff-Scholarship
  • Baden-Württemberg-Scholarship
  • D3 CONTEST of the German Design Council: nominee
  • High-Tec Design Award of the Hoepfner Foundation Karlsruhe: first prize
  • GO IN Design Award: first prize
  • Stipend from the Incorporated Society for the Development of Art and Media Technology
Exhibitions

Studio Martha Schwindling has been exhibiting work during various opportunities, including:

  • Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milan
  • Orgatec Cologne
  • London Design Festival
  • Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
  • imm Cologne
  • Bundeskunsthalle Bonn
  • Forecast Festival
  • Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe
  • Lodz Design Festival
Background

Martha Schwindling’s educational background enables her to think and work cross-disciplinarily in the cultural sector and the design industry.
She graduated from HfG Karlsruhe in 2014 with a major in product design and minors in communication design, art research and media art. She spent a semester in the Visual and Critical studies department of SVA New York in 2012 and is currently doing an M.A. in Cultures of the Curatorial at HGB Leipzig.

Studio Martha Schwindling was established in 2011 and is based in Berlin since 2014.

Studio internships

Currently there is no open position for studio assistants and interns. Positions are available on an irregular basis for 3 to 6 months.

Former studio members: Agnes Kelm, Carl Theodor Seegers, Emilia Knabe, Marie Radke, Marta Pracht, Prak Piakot, Tanguy Fraiture

Studio Martha Schwindling has worked for a wide array of clients, including:

  • Berlin Atonal
  • Fondazione Matera-Basilicata
  • Häfele
  • Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin
  • Kober
  • Kunsthalle Praha
  • Kunstverein München
  • Kvadrat
  • Olivari
  • Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum Köln
  • Schönbuch
  • Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
  • USM
  • ZKM Karlsruhe

Studio Martha Schwindling is an awared design studio; some of our prizes and mentions are:

  • Concéntrico 07 – Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design: finalist of the competition for spatial interventions
  • Beyond Bauhaus – Prototyping the Future: award winner
  • Raumpioniere – architecture competition by the Ludwigsburg Museum: special mention
  • German Design Award: Nominee 2015, 2016 and 2018
  • Scholarship from the IKEA Foundation
  • Gunther-Schroff-Scholarship
  • Baden-Württemberg-Scholarship
  • D3 CONTEST of the German Design Council: nominee
  • High-Tec Design Award of the Hoepfner Foundation Karlsruhe: first prize
  • GO IN Design Award: first prize
  • Stipend from the Incorporated Society for the Development of Art and Media Technology

Studio Martha Schwindling has been exhibiting work during various opportunities, including:

  • Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milan
  • Orgatec Cologne
  • London Design Festival
  • Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
  • imm Cologne
  • Bundeskunsthalle Bonn
  • Forecast Festival
  • Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe
  • Lodz Design Festival

Martha Schwindling’s educational background enables her to think and work cross-disciplinarily in the cultural sector and the design industry.
She graduated from HfG Karlsruhe in 2014 with a major in product design and minors in communication design, art research and media art. She spent a semester in the Visual and Critical studies department of SVA New York in 2012 and is currently doing an M.A. in Cultures of the Curatorial at HGB Leipzig.

Studio Martha Schwindling was established in 2011 and is based in Berlin since 2014.

Currently there is no open position for studio assistants and interns. Positions are available on an irregular basis for 3 to 6 months.

Former studio members: Agnes Kelm, Carl Theodor Seegers, Emilia Knabe, Marie Radke, Marta Pracht, Prak Piakot, Tanguy Fraiture