The Munich designer Stefan Diez is part of a generation of designers that has expanded over a number of years and which has – despite all its ridiculed attempts at playing with shape – started to give design a new prestige: designers who are able to connect with the most basic and original aims of the discipline of design, rethink things and use new technologies to create independent and contemporary forms of expression.
Diez, who was born in 1971, studied at the Akademie der Künste in Stuttgart, worked for Richard Sapper and two years later for Konstantin Grcic before he opened his Munich office in 2003.
With designs for Rosenthal, Authentics, elmarflötotto, Moroso, Biegel and Thonet, he has made a name for himself internationally and won numerous design prizes. He is one of the youngest designers to work for one of the most dominant companies in the high-end segment.
The transportation and storage system designed by Stefan Diez revolutionised the world of shelving in 2003. What once appeared inflexible and static has been made dynamic, mobile and spontaneous with the intelligent BIG BIN.
BIG BIN is a strong container for transportation and storage as well as a modular building block: Connect several BIG BINs by interlocking the side handles (up to three high) and they become modular furniture elements.