FourPlus is a design consultency in Munich. We have a strong focus on user-centered design research, product/process analysis, design development, pre-engineering and prototyping. We concentrate on clean and realizable product designs with innovative user centered approaches.
I’m a German Industrial Designer with over 12 years of experience. I am passionate about design, ergonomics and product development. I worked in various different companies with strong focus on ergonomic office furniture and complex telecommunication hardware. I lived and worked in the United States, Japan and now in Munich/Germany. In 2011 I founded FourPlus Design.
We are currently three Product Designers in our office. We have a large network of experts in the field of research, material science, graphic design, prototyping, engineering and manufacturing.
We believe that good design is the result of a extensive research and analysis process. It is very important to understand the PRODUCT you are planning to design, you need to know the CONTEXT the product lives and of course you need to know the PERSON you design for. If you look close enough in these areas you will find areas for INNOVATION.
For us Prototypes are not only the final models after all the design is done. We see prototyping as an essential part of especially the early stages of the product development process. We have to get the products as early as possible out of the computer and into our hands. Even rough and simple prototypes help to test features and help communicate ideas.
Our design aesthetics are mostly based on functional features and innovations. Every detail should have a reason to exist or better left away. We focus less on trend driven but on longer lasting products.
We see it as essential to have a very close collaboration between engineering and manufacturing. Without understanding their trades and having a good connection the design can’t be put into reality.