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Growing up in a household of 4th-generation carpenters, Stefan Diez’s early bond with craftsmanship profoundly shaped his development as an industrial designer. Following family tradition, he trained as a cabinetmaker before studying industrial design under Richard Sapper at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart. Working with Konstantin Grcic for several years, Stefan graduated in 2002 and founded DIEZ OFFICE in Munich. From 2007 onwards Stefan was Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe, joining the School of Industrial Design Lund, Sweden, in 2015. Since 2018 Stefan Diez is Head of Industrial Design at Die Angewandte in Vienna.
In 2008, DIEZ OFFICE moved into the renovated premises of a former joinery, the ideal platform for Diez’s distinct combination of hands-on experimentation and technical know-how. Led by curiosity and supported by a network of local craftsmen and specialists, DIEZ OFFICE is dedicated to transforming ideas into actual products with great diligence and proficiency. Together with his team, Stefan Diez has been exploring a broad spectrum of design, creating award-winning furniture, luminaires and accessories, in collaboration with internationally renowned manufacturers like Rosenthal, Thonet, HAY, e15, Magis, Vibia, Viccarbe, Wagner and many more.