iF AWARD 2019
This year PEARL CREATIVE won no fewer than two iF Design Awards! The hard floor cleaner FC 3 cordless from KÄRCHER and BRITA mypure pro.
"DIE NEWS" - THE MAGAZINE
INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTIAN RUMMEL & TIM STORTI
Production and development processes, the competitive environment and even users’ wants and needs are changing fundamentally as a result of digitalisation. And once and for all, new methods and structures are turning design into a key, agile innovation tool. … to the article
GERMAN DESIGN AWARD GOLD
WMF WINE TOOLS BARIC
PEARL CREATIVE is happy about another Award! The new WMF wine accessories series BARIC wins the German Design Award in gold.
TIM STORTI ON THE JURY OF „DESIGNERS IN RESIDENCE“
THE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS FOR 2019 HAVE BEEN SELECTED
More than 240 young designers from 50 countries applied for one of the three scholarships for 2019. In December, the winners were selected by a jury consisting of jewellery designer Mirjam Hiller, industrial designer Tim Storti and fashion designer Bettina Weiss. The new scholarship holders are China-based industrial designer Sheng-Hung Lee from Taiwan, fashion designer Ganit Goldstein from Israel and Belgium-based jewellery designer Dabin Lee from South Korea, who will work on their own projects at EMMA – Creative Center Pforzheim from April to June 2019. Under the programme, scholarship holders can use the infrastructure and offerings of the design faculty at Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences. Once completed, the results of the working scholarships will be documented in a catalogue and presented in exhibitions at both the Creative Center and the Design Center Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart.
IFA BERLIN 2018
The IFA Berlin is a must for anybody interested in the smart home or the IOT. We were there too – we wanted to see our product designs for our clients making their debut first hand. When it comes to home electronics and consumer goods, Berlin is always THE place to go if you want to fill up on inspiration for new ideas.
GERMAN INNOVATION AWARD 2018
Radical user-centricity is the main focus of the German Innovation Award that was presented in Berlin for the first time on 6 June. The GOLD award for "BRITA mypure pro" – a product conceived and designed by PEARL CREATIVE – is welcome confirmation of our dedication to product innovation. We're delighted!
The Interclean fair in Amsterdam is the biggest international networking platform for cleaning and hygiene. We make sure we're always bang up to date on new products, trends and technologies in the professional cleaning industry. One of the products on show at our client Kärcher's booth was the cordless vacuum co-designed by PEARL CREATIVE.
DESIGNER JUG LAUNCH
BRITA is launching the Style filter jug conceived and designed by PEARL CREATIVE on the Asian market. In order to emphasise the quality of "Designed in Germany", BRITA is giving both us as the jug's designers and the RED DOT 2017 award it received a prominent place in its product communications.
NDUSTRIAL DESIGN AS AN INNOVATION DRIVER
The Design Center Baden-Württemberg has presented a new booklet entitled Industrial Design as an Innovation Driver. The publication features two products by PEARL CREATIVE: HESS Dalvik and BRITA Yource Pro Extra.
DESIGNERS IN RESIDENCE
The Designers in Residence scholarship programme is entering a new round. Three international newcomers active in jewellery, fashion and product design will take up residence in Pforzheim from April until June. Tim Storti and two other judges got to select the three lucky winners.
DESIGN EXHIBITION AT MIK
This year too, PEARL CREATIVE is among the prizewinners of the Baden-Württemberg International Design Award. The exhibition at the MIK (Museum Information Art) in Ludwigsburg runs until the end of November and features all the award-winning products, including the BRITA Fill&Go Active bottle and the Fill&Enjoy Style water filter jug, both designed by PEARL CREATIVE.
IFA BERLIN 2017
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS FAIR
We took a trip to this year’s IFA tech show in Berlin to catch up on the latest trends and innovations. Our customers Kärcher, Beurer and BSH were among the many manufacturers presenting their latest products.
DTM CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY
Fans and motor racing enthusiasts submitted more than 100 ideas for the competition to design the 2017 DTM trophy. Christian Rummel joined the DTM team as an advisor.
BRITA TURNS 50
EXHIBITION AT ANTWERP DESIGN CENTER
From March to April, the De Winkelhaak design centre in Antwerp is marking Brita’s 50th anniversary with an exhibition that illustrates how Brita’s design has developed over the last five decades. The fill & enjoy Style table pitcher designed by PEARL CREATIVE has been selected to represent the exhibition.
GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2017
ALFI ISO BAG
The Alfi IsoBag kicked off the year with its third prestigious design accolade: the German Design Award 2017.
SAFETY FOR SWIMMERS
Together with PEARL CREATIVE, the PLOOTA team has developed an intelligent sensor-controlled wearable that saves swimmers and water sports fans from drowning. The young company’s Kickstarter campaign is due to take off in April. But you can already find out about the smart device and support the crowdfunding project at PLOOTA.de.
IFA BERLIN 2016
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS FAIR
At this year's IFA in Berlin, the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, our clients Kärcher, Beurer and BSH joined a host of other manufacturers to present their latest product launches. We took the opportunity to catch up on the latest trends and innovations and toured the vast exhibition halls full of state-of-the-art technology.
TEAM EVENT 2016
CANOE TOUR IN ALTMÜHL VALLEY
This year’s PEARL CREATIVE team event took place in glorious sunshine – and everybody took to canoeing like ducks to water. During the one-day tour, the entire team took the occasional dive, battled with unpredictable rapids and manoeuvred the canoes through the challenging bottlenecks of the Altmühl river. Afterwards, they tucked into a huge selection of Franconian delicacies – a great end to a great day.
03 / 2016
KARIN & LENA
Creative support for our design team: we’re delighted to welcome Karin and Lena.
03 / 2016
IF DESIGN AWARD
KÄRCHER JTK 38
We’re delighted about an iF Design Award 2016 for Kärcher’s JTK 38 pressure washer, which we developed specifically for the needs of the Japanese market. The awards were presented at BMW Welt in Munich at the end of February.
02 / 2016
We congratulate Christina Nowack on her master’s thesis “Office Furnishings for Private Interiors” – Tim Storti acted as external supervisor.
02 / 2016
PRODUCT. PROTECTION. SUCCESS.
FROM IDEA TO PATENT
Under the title “PRODUCT. PROTECTION. SUCCESS. – From Idea to Patent”, the “Haus der Wirtschaft” in Stuttgart is showing the entire process from initial sketch to patented bestseller – using the Kärcher battery-operated window vac designed by PEARL CREATIVE as an example. Vivid images from our archives provide an insight into our design process.
02 / 2016
At the international interiors show IMM Cologne, our client Moll presented its new products for 2016 – including the cross-generational desk T7 designed by PEARL CREATIVE. We used the furniture industry’s leading trade show for some extensive trend and innovation scouting.
01 / 2016
GERMAN DESIGN AWARD '16
Moll and PEARL CREATIVE have been nominated for the German Design Award 2016 for the T7 desk.
01 / 2016
NEW CORPORATE IDENTITY
After 15 years on the market, PEARL CREATIVE gets a completely new corporate identity: logo, corporate stationery, website – a new year, a new look, new projects. The new CI was developed by renowned Stuttgart communications agency stapelberg&fritz
01 / 2016
Because things never stand still at PEARL CREATIVE, we’ll be keeping you posted with regularly updated content.
12 / 2015
With the Christmas market right on our doorstep, what better way to end the year than with a round of mulled wine!
11 / 2015
NEW BRANCH OFFICE
PEARL CREATIVE operates internationally. With our branch office in the centre of Shanghai, we’re right at the heart of the Asian market. It all came about because of the growing demand for “German Design” and our desire to provide face-to-face local support for our Asian clients.
10 / 2015
INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY EXHIBITION
One of the exhibitors showcasing their latest product launches at the 2015 edition of international hospitality exhibition HOST MILANO was our client BLANCO Professional. We visited the trade show and came away inspired by all the fascinating innovations and technical developments.
10 / 2015
FOR ALFI ISOBAG
The Alfi isoBag won a Focus Open award for its innovative 2-in-1 system and meticulous design.
10 / 2015
EXHIBITION IN LUDWISGBURG
Along with 64 other prizewinners, PEARL CREATIVE is represented in the exhibition marking the 24th Baden-Württemberg International Design Awards.
Until the end of November, visitors can see all the results of the competition at the MIK (Museum, Information, Art) in Ludwigsburg – just a stone’s throw from our office.
09 / 2015
CAROLIN & ROBERT
Welcome support for our design team: Carolin and Robert join PEARL CREATIVE.
09 / 2015
NEW LAUNCHES FROM BEURER
BEURER’s new StylePro HC50 and HC80 hair dryers and the HS80 hair straightener made their debut at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. All three products were designed by PEARL CREATIVE.
07 / 2015
As lead product design agency, PEARL CREATIVE took part in the BRITA AGENCY DAY, underlining the key role product design plays at BRITA. Hosted by BRITA’s brand management, all the packaging, brand, communication and design agencies that work for the company were invited to BRITA’s premises to take part in a direct exchange.
03 / 2015
INTERNATIONAL SANITARYWARE & HEATING SHOW
The international get-together for the sanitaryware and heating sectors is a must for anyone active in these fields. We were there too, of course, to see our clients in their competitive environment and get an idea of the latest trends and tendencies.
09 / 2014
The new K3000 Follow Me from Kärcher won a Focus Gold award. It can be moved around as intuitively as a vacuum cleaner, following its user wherever he goes. The functionality and design of the product translate this idea into the outdoor segment.
07 / 2014
Dalvik, the versatile pole-mounted LED luminaire from HESS, is among the winners of the Iconic Awards 2014. Initiated by the German Design Council, the Iconic Awards are the first international architecture and design competition that takes the interaction between the two disciplines into consideration.
07 / 2014
BEST OF THE BEST
RED DOT 2014
We congratulate Kärcher on the red dot award BEST OF THE BEST. Good design comes out on top – as demonstrated by the successor to the Kärcher WV75, which remains true to the iconic, enduring and much-copied design language of the initial model. The design of the WV75 was developed by PEARL CREATIVE.