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WE WON GOLD at the GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2024!

WE WON GOLD at the GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2024!

Today I am celebrating that our RAL COLOURS Trendbox 2025+ including our RAL COLOUR FEELING 2025+ Trend Report has won the German Design Award Gold in the Excellent Product Design, Material and Surface category. Company/Client: RAL COLOURS, Design: Institute International Trendscouting at HAWK Timo Rieke and Alina Schartner

For the fourth year in a row, Timo Rieke and I were responsible for the research, colour selection and content of the RAL Colour Feeling series. Our mission has always been to inspire colour education for all. Our tools help designers and architects to make well-informed decisions for contemporary colour design with long-term value that is purposeful and inclusive.

It’s a pleasure and honour to work with and for RAL COLOURS.

Thanks to everyone on the project team for RAL COLOUR FEELING 2025+ (alphabetical order): Markus Frentrop, Martin Kern, Meike Kettenuß, Laura Kilian (RAL), Beate Breitenstein, Sabine Hirsch, Melissa Lindemeyer, Timo Rieke, Alina Schartner, Markus Schlegel and Lina Schmidt (IIT).

I’m so proud of our teamwork! How nice to end my business year on such a high!

Read more about our award-winning project here: https://www.german-design-award.com/en/the-winners/gallery/detail/48616-ral-trendbox-2025.html


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Finish Insight Dutch Design Week 2023

Finish Insight Dutch Design Week 2023

#DDW is a great place to discover designers and brands developing or working with fascinating finish effects. In previous years there has been a strong focus on matt finishes worldwide. After the pandemic, there is a renewed interest in tactile experiences and visual excitement. This year, super glossy and gritty surfaces stood out.

5 excellent designers and their dreamy CMF Colour Material Finish projects (clockwise from large image):

Rinke Joosten – Beautifully reflective textured detail of Momentum, a collection of blown glass objects.

Agnieszka Mazur – One of the wonderful finishes from the Memory of the Sea exhibition, a fantastic interplay of raw shells and shiny glue.

Renault x Sabine Marcelis – A masterclass in playing with transparency, gloss and colour in this reinvented Twingo concept car.

Cristina Nan – Poetic computer-generated clay surfaces that have a lower CO2 impact than concrete, steel or glass.

Studio Guilty – I immediately fell in love with these sophisticated gravel sculptures.

What’s your favourite from this selection?

Send an email if you need feedback/support on your brand’s CMF direction. I’m now open to discussing potential collaborations in 2024.