studiokurbos is an independent and owner-managed design studio.
We holistically develop for our customers in the areas of automotive,
product, and user experience design.
Founded in 2013, we design vehicles, products, and user interfaces for brands and markets around the world. We are characterized by the combination of our design skills: automotive and product design as well as user experience design. A connection and source of inspiration that is becoming increasingly important in our networked world. We design physical and digital interactions that literally make the product or technology understandable to people and tangible in dialogue.
The idea is born.
The idea begins to grow.
The idea is approaching its final shape.
The idea flies. The butterfly is born.
The beginning: a blank sheet and a defined mission. Clearly formulated goals are essential. For us, shaping these goals together with our clients is part of every development process and forms the basis. Forms, characters, and interactions start to emerge. The vision is growing constantly; a permanent metamorphosis encourages innovation. We release the power of advanced technology. Objects become visible, emotions can be felt, interaction can be experienced. Our goal: design manifests itself sustainably and permanently. It shapes brands and companies.
We spend a significant part of our everyday life together and think, act, and work with each other. In our studio, we develop visions and follow them consistently in the implementation. We create material and intellectual goods. That is our definition of culture.
INA NIETHAMMERCreative Lead Automotive and Product Design
With more than 13 years of professional experience at well-known OEMs such as Volkswagen AG and wide-ranging expertise in automotive design, she leads the automotive and product design team at studiokurbos.
BENJAMIN WACKERHead of Digital Form Finding
As a CAD modeler, he managed several international Class A design projects. His team and he himself develop and stand for the final surface and data quality at studiokurbos.
Cristián AcevedoCreative Lead User Experience Design
With more than 20 years of experience in user experience design, he leads the development of holistic UX concepts based on design thinking methods and strategic design processes.
JULIUS SCHLECHTProject Manager Automotive and Product Design
As an experienced exterior designer for international OEMs, he is responsible for the cross-trade control of design projects at studiokurbos.
SANDRA HARTMANNCreative Lead Color & Material Design
Designer by passion for over 15 years, with leadership experience and expertise in Chinese and European markets with focus on color & material design.
SAMUEL NAUProject Manager User Experience Design
He has been a UX and UI designer at studiokurbos since 2015, focusing on automotive interface series development and is responsible for planning and coordinating UXD projects.
CLAUDIA NIESSCommercial Administration and HR Management
She studied business administration with a focus on finance and has advised medium-sized companies at various credit institutions for over 10 years.
Andreas Kurbos is the founder and managing director of studiokurbos GmbH. He was born in Stuttgart, grew up in Nice, studied in Turin at the Istituto Europeo di Design, and later worked as a transportation designer in leading positions in various design teams in German automotive industry. With this international experience, he founded his own design studio in the heart of Stuttgart in 2013.
'I am fascinated by the symbiosis of user experience, future technologies and really good design.'
Andreas Kurbos, founder and CEO
in the logo
What is the meaning of the symbol of the lion in studiokurbos’ logo? -And why exactly pink? The symbol is inspired by the lion of Leonberg, a city in which Andreas Kurbos has lived since 1994 after moving around about 15 times. 'I found it exciting to combine classic heraldry with provocative neon pink - let's call it neo-heraldry.'