The work of Uli Budde investigates the well-known everyday object, transforming the familiar with new solutions, which are both thoughtful and functional.
With a close relationship to familiar products, objects and situations, Buddes’ designs take on an easy understanding and acceptance into daily life - a clever simplicity with an unobtrusive presence. Simple, formal interventions in the designs evoke the functional, aesthetic and poetic.
Berlin-based German product designer Uli Budde (born 1978), started studying at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam/Germany and graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven/Netherlands in 2004. Since then he has worked as a freelance designer for various studios in the Netherlands including Jongeriuslab/Hella Jongerius. Next to working under his own name, Uli Budde is co-founder of design studio Officeoriginair.
His projects are honoured with different awards like the Dutch Design Award (officeoriginair) and the GIO Award (officeoriginair). In 2010 and 2011 Uli Budde receives the Faces of Design Award.