Get to know– Johannes Lindner

Who are you?
I founded my own design studio in 2014 next to my studies in architecture at the RWTH Aachen University. As a young product designer, I work on products that are characterized by clean lines, functionality and aesthetic quality. All products are influenced by the simplicity and functionality of the Scandinavian design tradition. With my background in architecture, I believe in the importance of every detail and in a timeless way of design. 

What is your profession?
I recently graduated with the master’s in architecture form the RWTH Aachen University in 2018. 

Where do you come from?
I grew up in Ansbach, a beautiful small city in Bavaria and moved to Aachen for my studies.

Good Design is always about simplicity and functionality, but also speaks to our senses.

Three things on your bucket list?
I like the timelessness and the simplicity of Scandinavian Design, with their respect for the environment you can often feel in these products. So for my it would be a pleasure someday to have worked in Scandinavia.

In the life of an architect it is always a big wish to design a chair.

And I would like to drive through Sweden with a bully in some holidays.

A typical day of your life in three Emoijs?
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What you love about design? / hate about design?
I appreciate the work process as such; Developing and working out an idea is always an exciting process. The design process is an analytical, creative and manual process at once and do never follow a straight path. 

Good Design is always about simplicity and functionality, but also speaks to our senses. The process of working toward the pure could be sometimes quite difficult with a lot of try outs until you have the final product.

What is your secret superpower?
For my it is important to work within a context, and these context is naturally my own personal world. I do not start designing things from a commercial context or brand context, but these aspects become important with numbers of other aspects in the second step. The dialog and the feedback with the people I work with are extremely important for me. A close dialog with the client is an important part of the design process, and a vital source for know-how and insight. Good design is the approach as being a question of identifying the relevant aspects and addressing them in the best possible way to each product.

What is the value of design? / being a designer?
I try to develop products that attracting consumers both in a functional and emotional way. High-quality and aesthetic timeless products make joy in use, are durable and therefore sustainable. Designing is also putting things together and to know what is possible. Innovative solutions regarding the use of environmentally friendly resources or the production processes are an issue working as a designer.

One must do/see/try in the Euregio?
Studying in Aachen.

Your best work/project?

I believe in a timeless way of design. I personal like the Normann wall clocks for Karlsson a lot. They are characterized by its Scandinavian and timeless appearance and are affordable in prize. The design is so timeless that you can enjoy the clock for years. They also had been nominated for the German Design Award 2019.