Studio Jörg Mennickheim is a Cologne-based design studio for product and interior design. We engage in projects ranging from products and furniture to brand experience, retail concepts and exhibitions.

Our work blends a progressive conceptual approach with a passion for materials, new technologies and crafts. Formal simplicity and smart details characterise our design projects. We thinking and work is interdisciplinary. In addition to our core team, we collaborate with an established network of digital experts, engineers, craftsmen, retail developers and universities.

Clients value our empathy for brands, allowing us to create authentic products and spaces with a strong brand identity. We collaborate with international brands as well as small labels and cultural organizations.

SERVICES

Design consultancy
(brand strategy / storytelling / creative directions / design workshops)

Product design
(modular systems / products / furniture design)

Interior design
(brand experience / retail concepts / flagship stores / showrooms / exhibitions)

Implementation
(prototyping / production)

Jörg Mennickheim

Jörg Mennickheim

Jörg Mennickheim was born in Kassel (Germany) where he grew up in a family of carpenters. After his apprenticeship in carpentry, he studied at the Köln International School of Design (KISD) and at ENSCI Les Ateliers in Paris.

He worked for Paris-based designers Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec in 2002. After graduating with honours in 2003, Jörg was the workshop manager at the Vitra Summer Workshops in Boisbuchet (F) for two years.

In 2005 he founded his own studio for product and interior design in Cologne.

Jörg has been running design workshops for the Vitra Design Museum, the Istanbul Design Biennale and other organisations since 2009. He started teaching at Peter Behrens School of Arts (PBSA) in Düsseldorf in 2015.

He has been responsible for the art direction of the UTENSIL product label since 2010.

Teaching

2018
Vitra Workshop in Weil am Rhein / Peter Behrens School of Arts (D)

2017
Vitra Workshop in Weil am Rhein / Peter Behrens School of Arts (D)

2016
Crafts+Arcades Design Workshop / Bilgi University Istanbul (TR)
Interieur Awards Workshop / Biennale Interieur Kortrijk (B)
Vitra Workshop in Weil am Rhein / Peter Behrens School of Arts (D)
Street Food Experience / Food Design Workshop / PBSA Düsseldorf (D)

2015
Vitra Workshop in Weil am Rhein / Peter Behrens School of Arts (D)

2014
Interieur Awards Workshop / Biennale Interieur Kortrijk (B)

2012
Workshop „MADE IN SISHANE“ / Istanbul Design Biennale (TR)

2011
Vitra Summer Workshop „TYPICAL UNTYPICAL“ / Boisbuchet (F)
Compactproject „COPY / PASTE“ / Hochschule Liechtenstein (LI)

2010
Vitra Summer Workshop „FLOW“ / Boisbuchet (F)

2009
Vitra Summer Workshop „HOT“ / Boisbuchet (F)