ABOUT

 

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.

 

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 yo-yo 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. She has  won numerous international awards. Her work has been exhibited worldwide.

AWARDS

 

2020 Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis

(Superwood/Nominee)

2020 Fraunhofer Residency

Fraunhofer WKI/WKD (Superwood/Winner)

2020 Pure Talents Award

IMM Cologne (Jojo Light /Third Prize)

2019 Eco Design Award  

(Superwood/Finalist)

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) 

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EXHIBITIONS​ 

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)

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