Discover our work and projects.

DT-140 
Diameter Measurement System

Xonox Technology GmbH

2018

www.xonox-tec.com

Jede Technologie braucht ihre Schnittstelle zum Menschen. Ihre Hauptaufgaben sind es den Schutz des Benutzers als auch der Technik zu bieten, fehlerhafte Handhabungen zu vermeiden, intuitive Bediehnbarkeit zu gewährleisten und Komplexität in Übersichtlichkeit zu wandeln. Gestaltung des Gehäuses inklusive der Bedienelemete. Ausführung in Aluminium, gelasert, gebogen, pulverbeschichtet.

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DT-140

Barcode scanner

Ishibashi Design
Laboratory

2008

Barcodes and barcode readers play an essential role when it comes to processing and controlling complex data systems. This simple fact led to the development of a small and most importantly handy barcode scanner. The scanner transmits the information directly to another handheld device, such as a smart phone and therefore doesn’t need a display. This work has been developed during a 6-month work experience in Tokyo and was awarded the Good Design Award Japan 2009.

>>Concept, Design, Prototyping 

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Barcode scanner

Otoscope stand

formart industrial design

2010

The Otoscope by Orlvision is a camera used by otologists for special medical examinations of the patient’s ears. The Otoscope stand provides excellent support and therefore easy handling. The Otoscope stand has been designed to be able to use on horizontal as well as vertical surfaces.

Design and Visualization 

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Otoscope stand

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RIA II

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e-move

Inflatable bag

Hessenagentur

2007 

Hit the park and just get comfortable. Pneu is an inflatable and waterproof bag that can be converted into a comfortable seat pad. This technology is made possible by the airproof zipper and an ordinary valve. The idea was born during a competition held by the Hessian Agency (Hessenagentur) and awarded first prize.

>>Concept, Design, Prototype and tool construction, developing a prototype ready for serie construction in cooperation with manufacturers. 

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Pneu

Ka-Bu-To

Bike helmet

Diploma project 2009

Once a flat material has been folded it might not just become a three-dimensional shape, but its stability is increased remarkably.

The concept behind the foldable bike helmet Ka-Bu-To has been developed based on this fact. The inflatable cushions are automatically filled with air once the helmet is being brought into shape. The helmet provides sufficient air ventilation so you stay cool while riding through busy traffic.

Ka-Bu-To is Japanese and refers to the protective shield of the stag beetle as well as the traditional combat headgear worn by Samurais.

>> Idea, Concept, CAD-Visualization. 

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Kabuto

Bird feeder

ping-pong studio

2011

This bird feeder transforms a bird’s worst enemy into a welcoming space for a picnic. Simba is made from curved stainless steel and consists of two parts. Two hooks provide space for two fat balls lending the cat its eyes. Simba has been produced as a limited edition of 500 pieces and has been sold worldwide.

>>Design, Realization, Production, Packaging, Distribution.

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Simba

U3 vehicles (tricycle) 

olifu GmbH

2013

Learning how to go from walking to riding a vehicle has always been a fascinating step in a child’s developmental process and one that should not be missed. Bikez Minis is a range of vehicles especially created by Olifu for children under 3 to be used in pedagogical institutions such as kindergartens and pre-schools. Because of their unique stability these bikes serve as reliable vehicles being used by many children day after day.

>>Design, Development, production supervision, quality control. 

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Mini series

Sandsieve

olifu GmbH

2014

A small detail sets our Sandsieve apart from most others. The four legs not only give it the apperance of a small turtle, they also make it possible to use it when it's standing on the ground. It fits perfectly ontop olifu's Sand Bucket and of course it is stackable.

>>Design, development and production supervision

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Sandsieve

Cube jetties and plates

olifu GmbH

2013

Put them in a line, pile them up or arrange them, as you like. We’ve created the perfect pyramid shaped plates and frames for our concept cubes. Tidying becomes a fun activity that even the smallest explorer can master. Whether it’s putting together colourful patterns, numbers, calculations, just words or whole sentences, our range of cubes offer many possibilities.

As all the elements are compatible with each other they can be used to create whole buildings and constructions.

Varnished Beechwood.

>> Sketches, design, realization and production supervision

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Cube jetties and plates

Kadoki

Fort for kids

Diploma project 2010

The initial thought behind Kadoki has been inspired by the idea that children are collecting and gathering their own construction materials. Usually kids go to the woods, collecting sticks and branches, transforming them into a secretive den with the help of fabrics and blankets. This simple click-in-system allows children to connect the different parts easily with one another, discovering the properties of static loading while the attached blanket, decorated with colourful strings, helps to transform the construction into the ultimate cosy den.

>>Design, Development, Prototype construction.

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Kadoki

Bau Dir Was Clips

olifu GmbH

2015

The perfect extension for Bambula and Bau Dir Was game concepts of olifu GmbH to broaden the possibilities of constructing with these games. Wether it's flat geometric compositions like mandalas or architectural pieces of art, these five little clips expand the fun in many directions.

>> Design, realization and production supervision.

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Bau Dir Was Clips

KuKo - ball concept

olifu GmbH

2017

Wooden balls are faszinating - and - the like to roll as much as they can. With KuKo we inveted a pedagogical toy concept, where the ball is central element.
Sudenly the ball becomes a construction tool or is used as a token in a game.
With the rings the balls becomes stackable, with the bars it is possible to build high structures. The kicker is: all parts are harmonized so that they offer a lot of playing possibilitys.

>> Idea, realization, manufacturing attendance, play instruction

 

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KuKo - ball concept

Unsere Maxime

 

Was zeichnet ein richtiges Design aus unserer Sicht aus:

- Richtiges Design sorgt für Wiedererkennung.

- Richtiges Design bringt Mehrwert.

- Richtiges Design bringt das Produkt zum sprechen.

- Richtiges Design ist durchdacht.

- Richtiges Design ist sorgfältig.

- Richtiges Design ist haltbar.

- Richtiges Design ist ausgereift.

- Richtiges Design ist relevant.

- Richtiges Design kann repariert werden.

- Richtiges Design ist ressourcenschonend.

- Richtiges Design ist ansprechend.

- In richtigem Design steckt Liebe zum Detail.

- Richtiges Design ist auf das Wesentliche reduziert.

- Richtiges Design erzeugt Vertrauen.

- Richtiges Design entspricht den gängigen Sicherheitsnormen.

- Richtiges Design macht Freude.

Our services cover the entire production process from generating an idea until market release. 

  • Briefing

  • Idea

  • Product Visualization

  • Prototyping

  • Development

  • Health and Safety

  • Tests

  • Networking

The beginning of every collaborative work process starts with a thorough briefing. Together with you we will find the answers to the most important question:

What? How? Where? When? Why?

After all relevant information has been gathered we will issue a scope statement, which will also serve as direct feedback to you. Afterwards we are happy to provide you with a complete offer, including all services necessary to realize your project.

The first briefing will be free of charge. 

Our talent lies in finding strong solutions and the development of new ideas. We are simply good at utilizing specific techniques and methodologies that have proven to be useful to our working process. We’ll pull out all the stops to generate a breadth of possible solutions to realize your project.

We make a pre-selection by reviewing the best ideas generated by our research in terms of their uniqueness whilst always keeping in mind each concepts individual authentic story.

We carefully capture the essence of this developmental process and present it to you exclusively. 

Creating a visual image of a product becomes necessary for a range of different reasons, especially if no complete model or prototype exists.

We create professional sketches and renderings as well as realistic 3D prototypes. Aside from making vector graphics, which are often used in user manuals, we provide info graphics, illustrations such as logos, as well as complete (children’s) books.

Thanks to our in-house photo studio we are able to provide you with a professional shooting of your products. For a first impression of our photographic work, click on project gallery.

In order to evaluate an idea it is useful to try it out on the small scale by producing a model or prototype. We can create a range of models for every phase and challenge of the design process. This can be a volume or functional model, an appearance prototype, architectural model or a 1:1 prototype.
Whether it’s paper, cardboard, wood, metal or synthetic materials, we can realize your prototype in our model workshop. We can also utilize technologies such as rapid prototyping, using 3D printers. 

To realize your project we’ll first start by collecting all relevant data, resolving the most important questions regarding the materials and the manufacturing method, but also considering quantities and your individual budget scope.

We’re in charge of coordinating this process, which will serve as the base from which we’re able to calculate all the relevant technical information for 3D-Cad-prototyping or 2D-construction plans. Communication with you and your manufacturer is key for us as it keeps the production process transparent and fluid. We’re making sure to keep all details in mind especially when it comes to taking care that all processes related to the individuality of each material, for example when working with injection moldes or wood are being respected.

We’re also happy to offer you the service of staying with your project all the way through to manufacturing. By overseeing your project from start to finish we’re able to react and create fast and creative solutions to any unpleasant surprises that might arise during manufacturing by making alterations to the process. This way we’re able to maintain the high quality of the overall concept throughout the final phase of your production process. 

We specialize in Toy design and manufacturing, a business strand that demands the highest health and safety standards from its products. With our additional qualification as certified professionals for toy health and safety we know which safety regulations need to be adhered to. Does the product need to be assembled after purchase or is the handling self-explanatory? We will figure these questions out for you by delving deep into the subject, creating assembly instructions or user manuals.

Function. Quality. Handling. Health and Safety. Enjoyment. Costumer Satisfaction.

Before going into manufacturing, a product needs to be tested. Testing a product is the only way we can detect any weaknesses beforehand. We can take care of carrying out the necessary tests, which means that the technical supervision stays under one roof and communication is immediate and efficient. 

Graphic designers, photographers, web designers, writers, marketing/strategy managers and programmers.

Thanks to our network of experts we are able to take on projects that exceed our core competences in product development. If desired we can bring together a flexible team, pooling all necessary expertise to work efficiently and making sure everyone is speaking the same language-yours!

Everything starts with your project idea! Feel free to contact us and tell us about it.

 

»We’re developing new ideas, refining existing products, valuing quality whilst rethinking old things anew.«

Studio gross klein stands for a passion for timeless and valuable products, whether in the materials, craftsmanship or function. Our work reflects a great interest in a holistic engagement with products, people and their environment.

Studio gross klein is an independent product design office based in Giessen. The team behind studio gross klein are: certified Product designers Falko Schnelle and Johannes Mühlig-Hofmann.

We offer several years of experience working in the field of product design, specializing in toys and children’s products. This experience has led us to collaborate and work internationally and has helped us to develop a great understanding of sales-related processes. The founding of studio gross klein was inspired by this involvement and especially our enthusiasm for great product design.

All aspects of product design – from generating an idea to the production process

We look at tried and tested products with a fresh perspective in order to help companies to conceive new ideas and create new concepts. You can rely on our long-term experience in the development and handling of products made from wood, metal and synthetic materials, with an expertise in respecting their idiosyncrasies. We know what it means to produce in Germany as well as overseas and are aware of the operational functions demanded by international manufacturers. As we are able to take on different tasks within the production process we can prevent detours, simplify the development and keep an over-all eye on the production process.

To put it simple; we are with you from the first sketch until market release date.

Click on service for more information, alternatively we’re happy to answer your queries directly.

Jobs

Internship at studio gross klein

If you are interested in an internship at our studio and you are studying product design with the need to fullfill the compulsory internship, we are happy to recive your application. The next term will be in 2019 between january and august, with a minimum length of 6 month.

Please send your application and some of your work samples to:

info(at)studiogrossklein(dot)com 

studio gross klein
Product design
 

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