Sofia Souidi, born in Kassel, is a German product designer.  After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, she founded her studio in Berlin. Her work focuses on sustainability and ranges from material research and development to the design of contemporary furniture and spaces. Sofia Souidi's design can be defined as clear and functional, at the same time her projects often have an individual element that tells a story. This allows us to understand the processes behind the product. Some show traces of production like the material development Superwood.  Others reinterpret the use of familiar things, like the Jojo lamp. What her projects have in common is an experimental approach, a passion for materials and a curiosity about new technologies.
The studio has collaborated with international companies such as Ligne Roset, the Fraunhofer Institute and Ikea.  Sofia Souidi is currently working as artist in residence at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

04.21 | AD | Lichtspiel | Jojo

01.21 | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung | Iconic Design Special

05.20 | Canadian Interieurs Magazine | Imm Cologne

04.20 | NDION- web | What role do design awards play?

01.20 | Baunetz ID | Neue Energien Pure Talent Contest 

01.20 | NZZ | Das sind die Gewinner vom Pure Talents Contest

01.20 | Archiproducts | The Pure Talents of Imm Cologne 2020

09.18 | Süddeutsche  Zeitung Plan W | Leuchtet ein

05.18 | M+A Report | Lichtquelle

04.18 | Wallpaper | The top new German designs of 2018

04.18 | AD | Sofia Souidi gewinnt ein&zwanzig-Award

04.18 | Süddeutsche Zeitung  | Wie die Sonne

04.18 | Baumeister | Leuchte Gradient auf der Milan Design Week                      ausgezeichnet

04.18 | Baunetz | Gradient Lichte Momente

04.18 | Welt  Dieser Design-Nachwuchs ist ausgezeichnet

EXHIBITIONS​

2020 | 09 Eco Design Award, Feld Fünf, Berlin (GER)

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)

AWARDS

2021 | Award for Environment & New Energies (Winner)

               Stiftung Umwelt und neue Energien

2020 | German Sustainability Award (Nominee)

               Stiftung Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis 

2020 | Fraunhofer Residency WKI | WKD (Winner)

                Fraunhofer Institut WKI/WKD

2020 | Pure Talent Design Award (Third Prize)

                International Furniture Fair Cologne

2019 | Eco Design Award  (Nominee)

            International Design Center Berlin

2019 | German Design Award  (Nominee)

               German Design Council

2019 | Ein & Zwanzig Design Award (Best of Best)

                German Design Council

2018 | Pure Talents Design Award (Nominee) 

               International Furniture Fair Cologne

2012 | DMY New Talent Award ( Nominee)

               DMY Design Festival Berlin

2012 | Belektro Oled Lighting Award (Top 10)

               Belektro Messe Berlin

Studio Sofia Souidi

Katzbachstrasse 14

10967 Berlin

Germany

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