Design support in all categories. For many years we have been supporting the design departments of the Braun brand as an extended workbench in all matters in the field of design.

In the field of kitchen appliances the "Identity Collection" would be a prime example of a project with Braun that we were involved in to a great extent. The collection's slogan "Unmistakably you. Unmistakably Braun." describes the significant Braun design as well as the manifold possible applications the user can choose from. The Identity Collection impresses with a smart and powerful performance which is also reflected by its design. Our design task was to translate the performance and the numerous functions into a compact and elegant design which is characterized by ergonomical and intuitive controls that are suitable for users with varying user behaviors. Therefore, the design of the entire collection is marked by a compact integral product architecture that exudes a subtle elegance with its material combination of black glossy plastic, a synthetic transparent BPA-free material and premium controls made from stainless steel.

One of the many products that we worked on extensively is the Food Processor FP 5150. 
Picking up on the iconic racetrack shape the integral architecture gives the appliance a very compact look. The slightly widened base secures a solid footing even when the appliance is rotating on the highest level. The concavely shaped base hides the air vents for the motor unit in the fillet that accrues on the main body. The prominent control elements are the subtle ergonomically shaped handle of the removable container that integrates into the motor unit and the sophisticated rotary controls made from brushed stainless steel. Despite of the manifold setting options the controls are very neatly arranged and allow for a quick and intuitive operation.

Braun Identity Collection Food Processor FP 5150

Redesign Speed Control – Handblender MQ 5 Vario

Based on the previous version MR 700 our redesign focuses on optimizing user friendliness. This is achieved on the one hand by an easily readable speed scale and on the other hand by an intuitive operation of the rotary knob. The solution is a transparent rotary knob that can be operated with one hand. The speed can be conveniently adjusted with a movement of the thumb. The operating speed can also be easily adjusted while using the blender since the grip around the handle does not have to be loosened in order to do so. 

Inspired by the clock-face of a wrist watch the dial and the colored pointer are positioned behind a transparent rotary swivel. Thus the entire speed control unit is clearly visible from the users perspective without compromising the look and feel. The filigree pointer allows for precise adjustment of the operating speed to ensure utmost precision while preparing a meal.

Braun Identity Collection Food Steamer FS 5100

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Design begeistert uns. Wir lieben es, kreativ und frei zu sein, Konzepte zu schmieden, neue Wege zu gehen, überraschende Lösungen zu finden und mit unseren Auftraggebern spannende Produkte auf den Markt zu bringen. Gleichzeitig fühlen wir uns mit ambitionierten Aufgaben, technischen Vorgaben, den Zwängen des Marktes, bindenden Briefings, endlichen Budgets und sportlichen Zeitplänen wohl. Wir verstehen Design als „part of the game“.