Sofia Souidi, born in Kassel, is a German- Algerian product designer.
After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London Sofia founded her Studio in Berlin. Her work ranges from furniture, lighting to creative consultancy and material research.
Sofias design can be characterized as clear and functional, at the same time her projects often have an individual element that tells a story. This enables to understand the processes behind the product. Some show traces of production like the material experiments in her Superwood project.
Others reinterpret the use of familiar things like the jojo lamp.
Her projects have in common an experimental approach a passion for material and curiosity for new technologies.
Sofia has worked with international companies like Ligne Roset, Fraunhofer Institut and Ikea. Her projects have won numerous international awards like the 2&1 award 2018 (winner), the pure talent award 2020 (3.prize) and the Fraunhofer WKI residency 2020 (winner).
2020 Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis
2020 Fraunhofer Residency
Fraunhofer WKI/WKD (Superwood/Winner)
2020 Pure Talents Award
IMM Cologne (Jojo Light /Third Prize)
2019 Eco Design Award
2019 German Design Award
German Design Council (Gradient/Nominee)
2018 Ein&Zwanzig Design Award
German Design Council (Gradient/1st prize)
2018 Pure Talents Award
IMM Cologne (Gradient/Nominee)
2012 DMY Design New Talent Award
DMY Berlin (Metalspinning/ Group/ Top 10)
2010 Belektro Coled Wettbewerb
Messe Berlin (OD 21/Top 10)
2020 | 01 Pure Talents, IMM, Cologne (GER)
2019 | 11 ELMIA Subcontractor, Jönköping (SE)
2019 | 09 Martha Herfurth Museum, Bielefeld (GER)
2019 | 09 Eco Design Award, Feld Fünf, Berlin (GER)
2018 | 05 Neue Galerie Graz, Selected 2018, (AUT)
2018 | 04 Tortona Design Week, Milan (IT)
2018 | 01 IMM , Pure Talents, Cologne, (GER)
2017 | 10 Warsaw Furniture Fair, Warsaw, (PL)
2017 | 09 Maison et Objet, Paris, (FR)
2017 | 07 Final Show, RCA, London, (UK)
2016 | 01 DAAD, Bonn, (GER)
2016 | 01 VIP Show, RCA, London, (UK)
2014 | 10 APPLAUS, beste Abschlussarbeiten, (GER)
2014 | 07 Direktorenhaus, Summerbreak, (GER)
2012 | 06 DMY Designfestival, Berlin, (GER)
2012 | 10 Design Tage Brandenburg, (GER)
2011 | 02 Ambiente Young Talents, Frankfurt, (GER)
2010 | 06 DMY Designfestival, Berlin, (GER)