Karen Olze

Karen Olze, born in Wiesbaden in 1974, started her career in Berlin after training to become a carpenter. Karen then studied industrial design at the Universität der Künste in Berlin.


In 2004, she became a freelancer and eventually founded her own studio for product and graphic design in 2008. Today, she creates products for renowned companies and has received many awards.


Karen also lectures at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and the Hochschule für Kunst und Design in Halle.



A place for pretend money or the hope that the cash will come flowing in again? This savings bank by Karen Olze is at least a much simpler concept than the global finance market. Two half spheres are linked together by a strong magnet, resulting in a strong but flexible link.


All you have to do to access the coins is apply a little force, and the opening will then close again immediately. Ideal as a long-term crisis-proof capital investment for children’s rooms or a writing desk.