Our services cover the entire production process from generating an idea until market release. 

  • Briefing

  • Idea

  • Product Visualization

  • Prototyping

  • Development

  • Health and Safety

  • Tests

  • Networking

The beginning of every collaborative work process starts with a thorough briefing. Together with you we will find the answers to the most important question:

What? How? Where? When? Why?

After all relevant information has been gathered we will issue a scope statement, which will also serve as direct feedback to you. Afterwards we are happy to provide you with a complete offer, including all services necessary to realize your project.

The first briefing will be free of charge. 

Our talent lies in finding strong solutions and the development of new ideas. We are simply good at utilizing specific techniques and methodologies that have proven to be useful to our working process. We’ll pull out all the stops to generate a breadth of possible solutions to realize your project.

We make a pre-selection by reviewing the best ideas generated by our research in terms of their uniqueness whilst always keeping in mind each concepts individual authentic story.

We carefully capture the essence of this developmental process and present it to you exclusively. 

Creating a visual image of a product becomes necessary for a range of different reasons, especially if no complete model or prototype exists.

We create professional sketches and renderings as well as realistic 3D prototypes. Aside from making vector graphics, which are often used in user manuals, we provide info graphics, illustrations such as logos, as well as complete (children’s) books.

Thanks to our in-house photo studio we are able to provide you with a professional shooting of your products. For a first impression of our photographic work, click on project gallery.

In order to evaluate an idea it is useful to try it out on the small scale by producing a model or prototype. We can create a range of models for every phase and challenge of the design process. This can be a volume or functional model, an appearance prototype, architectural model or a 1:1 prototype.
Whether it’s paper, cardboard, wood, metal or synthetic materials, we can realize your prototype in our model workshop. We can also utilize technologies such as rapid prototyping, using 3D printers. 

To realize your project we’ll first start by collecting all relevant data, resolving the most important questions regarding the materials and the manufacturing method, but also considering quantities and your individual budget scope.

We’re in charge of coordinating this process, which will serve as the base from which we’re able to calculate all the relevant technical information for 3D-Cad-prototyping or 2D-construction plans. Communication with you and your manufacturer is key for us as it keeps the production process transparent and fluid. We’re making sure to keep all details in mind especially when it comes to taking care that all processes related to the individuality of each material, for example when working with injection moldes or wood are being respected.

We’re also happy to offer you the service of staying with your project all the way through to manufacturing. By overseeing your project from start to finish we’re able to react and create fast and creative solutions to any unpleasant surprises that might arise during manufacturing by making alterations to the process. This way we’re able to maintain the high quality of the overall concept throughout the final phase of your production process. 

We specialize in Toy design and manufacturing, a business strand that demands the highest health and safety standards from its products. With our additional qualification as certified professionals for toy health and safety we know which safety regulations need to be adhered to. Does the product need to be assembled after purchase or is the handling self-explanatory? We will figure these questions out for you by delving deep into the subject, creating assembly instructions or user manuals.

Function. Quality. Handling. Health and Safety. Enjoyment. Costumer Satisfaction.

Before going into manufacturing, a product needs to be tested. Testing a product is the only way we can detect any weaknesses beforehand. We can take care of carrying out the necessary tests, which means that the technical supervision stays under one roof and communication is immediate and efficient. 

Graphic designers, photographers, web designers, writers, marketing/strategy managers and programmers.

Thanks to our network of experts we are able to take on projects that exceed our core competences in product development. If desired we can bring together a flexible team, pooling all necessary expertise to work efficiently and making sure everyone is speaking the same language-yours!

Everything starts with your project idea! Feel free to contact us and tell us about it.

 

Discover our work and projects.

KuKo  ball concept

olifu GmbH

2017

Wooden balls are faszinating - and - the like to roll as much as they can. With KuKo we invented a pedagogical toy concept, where the ball is the central element.
Suddenly the ball becomes a construction tool or is used as a token in a game.
With the rings the balls becomes stackable, with the bars it is possible to build high structures. The clou is: all parts are harmonized so that they offer a lot of playing possibilitys.

>> Idea, realization, manufacturing attendance, play instruction

 

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KuKo concept

KuKo books

2017/2018

Olifu GmbH

Playing is learning, that is our approach in our self-developed books. The books are a supplement to our educational play concept 'KuKo' and offer a variaty of play ideas and applications. They are meant to be a source of inspiration and help to integrate our play concept into the everyday life of public institutions like daycare centers and kindergartens. We don't want to explain playing to the child, but much more to present and bring closer the pedagogical benefits of our play concept. Because as already mentioned, playing is learning.

>> Idea for graphics and layout, content and structure, pedagogical play concepts

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KuKo books

KuKo mechanic

Olifu GmbH

2021

I create the world the way I like it. With KuKo Mechanik, the child becomes the designer of his or her own world. Structures, buildings, vehicles or physical mechanisms can be built and explored. Child-friendly tools and building materials are provided for the realization of the project. The creator can now discover and explore the world of three-dimensional building with imagination and dexterity. All existing KuKo elements can be combined with KuKo mechanics and can be integrated into the game with great variety.

>> Idea, realization, production support

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KuKo mechanic

U3 vehicles (tricycle) 

olifu GmbH

2013

Learning how to go from walking to riding a vehicle has always been a fascinating step in a child’s developmental process and one that should not be missed. Bikez Minis is a range of vehicles especially created by Olifu for children under 3 to be used in pedagogical institutions such as kindergartens and pre-schools. Because of their unique stability these bikes serve as reliable vehicles being used by many children day after day.

>>Design, Development, production supervision, quality control. 

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Mini series

Sandsieve

olifu GmbH

2014

A small detail sets our Sandsieve apart from most others. The four legs not only give it the apperance of a small turtle, they also make it possible to use it when it's standing on the ground. It fits perfectly ontop olifu's Sand Bucket and of course it is stackable.

>>Design, development and production supervision

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Sandsieve

Puzzeli 

Olifu GmbH

2019

For the sake of the form, we would like to introduce you to Puzzeli. Puzzeli is a shape game, a construction toy and a puzzle at the same time. The design is based on three basic shapes, the triangle, the semicircle and the square. These can be found in the colorfully painted wooden building blocks. When the basic shapes are combined with each other, 6 more shapes are created, which are neutral building blocks. These are made of a composite material. Thanks to the variety of shapes and simplicity the product can create landscapes, figures and different formations. In addition to free building, Puzzeli also becomes a puzzle game using the specially developed cubes. 

>> Idea, design, implementation

 

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Puzzeli

Cube jetties and plates

olifu GmbH

2013

Put them in a line, pile them up or arrange them, as you like. We’ve created the perfect pyramid shaped plates and frames for our concept cubes. Tidying becomes a fun activity that even the smallest explorer can master. Whether it’s putting together colourful patterns, numbers, calculations, just words or whole sentences, our range of cubes offer many possibilities.

As all the elements are compatible with each other they can be used to create whole buildings and constructions.

Varnished Beechwood.

>> Sketches, design, realization and production supervision

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Dice Concept

Gigantic pyramid 

olifu GmbH

2013

The cuttings of the Pyramid are creating the basis for many new constructions. That’s the idea behind the Gigantic Pyramid. All the simple shapes of the pyramid are always in relation to one another making new aesthetic and figural constructions possible. The untreated and stained Beechwood resonates a warm yet timeless feel.

>>Concept, Development, graphic design and production supervision 

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Gigantic pyramid

Die Flinken Freunde

olifu GmbH

2013

There is a lot to learn from good friends.These hand puppets called 'Die Flinken Freunde' give you everything you need for your pedagogical work. By developing and designing a story book as well as a play and work book containing a great amount of games and a CD we made Leni, Edgar and Frieda the best friends. Not only to each other, but also for yout child.

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Die Flinken Freunde

BDW Clips

olifu GmbH

2015

The perfect extension for Bambula and Bau Dir Was game concepts of olifu GmbH to broaden the possibilities of constructing with these games. Wether it's flat geometric compositions like mandalas or architectural pieces of art, these five little clips expand the fun in many directions.

>> Design, realization and production supervision.

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BDW Clips

Quietschies

selecta

2018

Miep Miep. Kiri, Anni und Ringo sorgen für tierisch gute Laune bei allen kleinen Entdeckern. Bei dem Produkt handelt es sich um Greiflinge für Kinder ab 6 Monaten, sie sollen die Babys dazu motivieren nach ihnen zugreifen und so ihren Tastsinn zu fördern. Um auch das Gehör beim Spielen zu integrieren stoßen die lustigen Gesellen bei jedem festen Druck auf dem Kopf ein freudiges Quietschen aus. Die zylindrischen Formen der Tierkörper können fest umgriffen und gehalten werde. >> Produktidee, Produktentwicklung, Produktionsbegleitung

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Squeaker

Kadoki

Fort for kids

Diploma project 2010

The initial thought behind Kadoki has been inspired by the idea that children are collecting and gathering their own construction materials. Usually kids go to the woods, collecting sticks and branches, transforming them into a secretive den with the help of fabrics and blankets. This simple click-in-system allows children to connect the different parts easily with one another, discovering the properties of static loading while the attached blanket, decorated with colourful strings, helps to transform the construction into the ultimate cosy den.

>>Design, Development, Prototype construction.

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Kadoki

DT-140 
Diameter Measurement System

Xonox Technology GmbH

2018

Every technology needs its human interface. Their main tasks are to protect the user as well as the technology, to avoid faulty handling, to ensure intuitive operability and to transform complexity into clarity. Design in aluminum, laser cut, curved, powder coated.
>>Design of the housing, including the control elements

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DT-140

Barcode scanner

Ishibashi Design
Laboratory

2008

Barcodes and barcode readers play an essential role when it comes to processing and controlling complex data systems. This simple fact led to the development of a small and most importantly handy barcode scanner. The scanner transmits the information directly to another handheld device, such as a smart phone and therefore doesn’t need a display. This work has been developed during a 6-month work experience in Tokyo and was awarded the Good Design Award Japan 2009.

>>Concept, Design, Prototyping 

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Barcode scanner

Otoscope stand

formart industrial design

2010

The Otoscope by Orlvision is a camera used by otologists for special medical examinations of the patient’s ears. The Otoscope stand provides excellent support and therefore easy handling. The Otoscope stand has been designed to be able to use on horizontal as well as vertical surfaces.

Design and Visualization 

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Otoscope Rack

RIA II
Research project fbg hda
2009 - 2011

RIA - This stands for "wheelchair for inside and outside". Under this working title, a concept was developed that combines the advantages of both areas. Inside short, high and maneuverable. Outside low, long and fast. This transformation, combined with a sophisticated lever drive and tilt steering, forms the core of the development process. Shown is the functional prototype, which concentrates separately on the lever drive with transmission gear.

>>Technical ideas, technical development, prototype construction, test phases

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RIA II

eMove

Formart Industrial Design GmbH

2009 – 2011

This is a unique towing vehicle within the group of open, electric-powered single-passenger vehicles. A new vehicle has been created, while integrating individual elements of the previous model. We have developed a new technical design solution for the drive, the chassis and the housing. We also integrated a sophisticated stand, which can be synchronously folded out and in by an ingenious mechanism. Teamwork with FID.

 

>>Technical ideas, technical development, design variants.

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eMove

studio gross klein

made in Gießen

2018

Lamp L4 - for the bright moments in life. This product is a kit for a modern sustainable lampshade. Its individual parts are punched out of cardboard panels and are waiting to be assembled by enthusiastic hobbyists. The lamp comes in two different color options. For people who like it rustic and natural, in brown and for the people who like it bright and elegant, in white. So the only question that remains is, "Team rustic or team elegant?" 
>> product development, production, distribution, packaging

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Lamp L4

Bird feeder

ping-pong studio

2011

This bird feeder transforms a bird’s worst enemy into a welcoming space for a picnic. Simba is made from curved stainless steel and consists of two parts. Two hooks provide space for two fat balls lending the cat its eyes. Simba has been produced as a limited edition of 500 pieces and has been sold worldwide.

>>Design, Realization, Production, Packaging, Distribution.

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Simba

Inflatable bag

Hessenagentur

2007 

Hit the park and just get comfortable. Pneu is an inflatable and waterproof bag that can be converted into a comfortable seat pad. This technology is made possible by the airproof zipper and an ordinary valve. The idea was born during a competition held by the Hessian Agency (Hessenagentur) and awarded first prize.

>>Concept, Design, Prototype and tool construction, developing a prototype ready for serie construction in cooperation with manufacturers. 

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Pneu

Ka-Bu-To

Bike helmet

Diploma project 2009

Once a flat material has been folded it might not just become a three-dimensional shape, but its stability is increased remarkably.

The concept behind the foldable bike helmet Ka-Bu-To has been developed based on this fact. The inflatable cushions are automatically filled with air once the helmet is being brought into shape. The helmet provides sufficient air ventilation so you stay cool while riding through busy traffic.

Ka-Bu-To is Japanese and refers to the protective shield of the stag beetle as well as the traditional combat headgear worn by Samurais.

>> Idea, Concept, CAD-Visualization. 

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KaBuTo

slide board MeinHoltz

transfer assistance

Transatlantic Handels- gesellschaft Stolpe & Co. mbH

2019

The slide board is designed to simplify the transfer from the wheelchair. Our design ensures the safest grip while transferring. The straight shape and curved edges provide safety and comfort, and the plywood provides the required strength. In addition to function, we also paid attention to the appearance. The slide board is available in 5 different prints, so a simple slide board becomes an expression of individuality. 

>> Construction, realization, graphic design

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Slide Board

Licht-Exponat

made in Gießen

2019

Sometimes Darkness can show you the light.

Our new exhibit manipulates light to make hidden structures in transparent plastic objects visible in color.

Behind this magical performance, is a purely analog device, which we have implemented entirely from recycled materials.

Through our many years of experience in toy design, as well as our love of phenomena, we know how to arouse interest in young and old. Turn, lay and explore, through the simple construction the light exhibit encourages interaction. If we have aroused your curiosity about our exhibit construction, please feel free to contact us. We do not want to leave you in the dark. >>Design, development, realization, production  

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Licht-Exponat

Leuchten Generator

Workshop

2016

unser Leuchten Generator lässt einen seine eigene Leuchte durch einen Mischpult selbst in der Dimensionierung mischen. Hier verbinden sich haptische Sinne mit der digitalen Welt der Gestaltung. Auf einem Screen wird einem in Echtzeit die gemischte Leuchten Version angezeigt und als Schnittmuster über einen Beamer ausgegeben. Los geht es mit dem zusammenbauen.

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Leuchten Generator

Market stall

Independent project

2010

Mobility is the motto. And that is exactly what the "market stall" offers. Not only fresh fruit and vegetables should find their way onto the display here, but much more fresh and innovative exhibits and play materials. The "market stall" quickly generates a presentation area, a table for small and big or simply a table on which to tinker and play. Therefore, space is created in the "outside"! Thanks to the construction, consisting of wooden ledges, joints and a wooden plate, easy assembly and disassembly is guaranteed. The fabric roof also provides shade on sunny days to keep a cool head. 

>> planning, design, realization

 

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Market stall

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- Richtiges Design sorgt für Wiedererkennung.

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- Richtiges Design ist durchdacht.

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»We’re developing new ideas, refining existing products, valuing quality whilst rethinking old things anew.«

Studio gross klein stands for a passion for timeless and valuable products, whether in the materials, craftsmanship or function. Our work reflects a great interest in a holistic engagement with products, people and their environment.

Studio gross klein is an independent product design office based in Giessen. The team behind studio gross klein are: certified Product designers Falko Schnelle and Johannes Mühlig-Hofmann.

We offer several years of experience working in the field of product design, specializing in toys and children’s products. This experience has led us to collaborate and work internationally and has helped us to develop a great understanding of sales-related processes. The founding of studio gross klein was inspired by this involvement and especially our enthusiasm for great product design.

All aspects of product design – from generating an idea to the production process

We look at tried and tested products with a fresh perspective in order to help companies to conceive new ideas and create new concepts. You can rely on our long-term experience in the development and handling of products made from wood, metal and synthetic materials, with an expertise in respecting their idiosyncrasies. We know what it means to produce in Germany as well as overseas and are aware of the operational functions demanded by international manufacturers. As we are able to take on different tasks within the production process we can prevent detours, simplify the development and keep an over-all eye on the production process.

To put it simple; we are with you from the first sketch until market release date.

Click on service for more information, alternatively we’re happy to answer your queries directly.

Jobs

Internship at studio gross klein

If you are interested in an internship at our studio and you are studying product design with the need to fullfill the compulsory internship, we are happy to recive your application.

Our internship starts annually usually between February and March and between September and October for preferably 6 months. Please send your application and some of your work samples to:

info(at)studiogrossklein(dot)com 

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Product design
 

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