Contest 2007

Matthias Ries



"Piegato" is a sheet steel rack with a surprising carrying capacity. The laser cut and powder coated sheet steel will be delivered almost completely plain, which results in a simple and cost effective transportation. The customer then folds the required amount of shelfs from the plain and mounts the hole rack with just two screws in a few minutes. Based on the environmental friendly production, the freight size and the recyclability "Piegato" also holds a brilliant ecological balance.

Special Award (Wirtschaftsjunioren Chemnitz e.V.)


1979 born 2000 - 2001 studied of business-engineering at the TH Karlsruhe 2001 - 2007 studied of product design at the University of Art and Design Karlsruhe, Germany; Prof. Volker Arbus, Prof. Werner Aisslinger, Prof. Hansjerg Maier-Aichen 2003 internship with Prof. Luigi Colani 2004 internship with Stephen Burks, New York 2005 internship with TODA, New York 2006 founding of the Matthias Ries Design Office, MRDO 2006 - 2007 studies at the Universita IUAV di Venizia, Italy; Prof. Paolo Lomazzi, Prof. Maja Bajevic