we have to tell you.

We understand each of our projects as a journey of its own with our client, his idea of implementation and the common goal. Every journey begins with a question. Our goal is to find the right way to arrive at the right answer. Perhaps this path will lead us to new branches, different and unexpected paths that want to be explored. Every journey is different, but with each new one we also broaden our horizon and gain more experience, which makes us even better with each new project. Every journey has its own story and we want to tell it here.

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Here you will find an overview of selected current and past projects. By direct selection you will get to the corresponding projects.


future visions

product & transport

As a designer, you are constantly thinking about our environment, the future and visions. Often there is not enough time to deal with perhaps crazy or radical ideas due to daily business. In this section we give an insight into short, quick projects that show how we occupy ourselves in our free time. 



the modular city tram

The 'CIMO' tram combines passenger and cargo transport in a modular concept and shows how public transport can function and be expanded in a sustainable city of the future without motorised individual transport. The cargo tram complements urban logistics with rail freight transport.

The starting point was global climate change, rising emissions in cities and their growing traffic problems. These are largely caused by motorised private transport. Therefore, we decided to develop a sustainable mobility concept for our cities, which led to the design of the modular tram. CIMO gives concrete new impulses for the design, possible uses and a modular structure. All this can contribute to make public transport more attractive again and to meet the requirements of a new and sustainable infrastructure, a city worth living in and the wishes and needs of passengers.

CIMO shows the versatile potential for trams and public transport of the future. With its modularity, the train can be adapted to the requirements and changes of future cities and their transport systems. The integration and fusion with other transport offers of the local mobility around pedestrians and cyclists plays a decisive role. With a new interior layout consisting of passenger and multi-purpose compartments, it offers additional space for the comfortable transport of bicycles, prams, wheelchairs or other larger objects. New seating and standing arrangements provide new opportunities for relaxed, interactive or productive city travel. With the Cargobahn, idle times, such as at night, are used to offer an additional system for urban freight transport in the growing logistics sector and to further relieve the strain on the roads.

In the scenario of a sustainable city without private cars, the tram must take over functions that only the private car has been able to perform so far. The result is  a large multi-purpose compartment, but also impulses for a new, unprecedented travel experience in trams. Augmented reality windows turn the ride into an interactive journey that provides passengers with playful or insightful information about places or events on their itinerary. The workplace of the train driver is upgraded and with the use of new technologies and a better overview, the profession will regain its attractiveness.


Terra Incognita

concept & design

by Johanna Seelemann

& Daniel Rauch

Daniel joined Johanna Seelemann in her master graduation project Terra Incognita at Design Academy Eindhoven in the department of Contextual Design in March 2019. Together they developed and designed a row of five sculptures made out of industrial clay that is commonly used in the design process of automobiles. The clay objects were presented at Graduation Show 2019 during the Dutch Design Week.

Graduation Show 2019

19.10 – 27.10.2019

5613 LE Eindhoven

Find out more about the project at




the black cup series

The ceramic cup series comes in three sizes. Its shapes are simple, distinctive and pure. The story behind the design is simple. The shape of the largest object is devided in two halfs, that results in a medium and small cup. While the shape of the hand-made-manufactured cups remain the same, the differentiation are the glaces, which vary from matte to glossy blacks and experimental dark chrome versions. The cups could be purchased from the limited editions that were produced in 2018.



thyssenkrupp blue.cruiser

The thyssenkrupp blue.cruiser from Bochum University combines state-of-the-art technical finesse with an extraordinary design. For the third time it is being developed as part of a research collaboration with thyssenkrupp, whose technology and expertise are being used to develop and shape the future of electromobility. The focus is on sustainability and innovation at all stages of development.

The design of the thyssenkrupp blue.cruiser, combines the silhouette of a classic coupe with a clear and modern design language. The blue.cruiser is the seventh solar car developed in Bochum and was designed by a designer for the first time. As a student at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Daniel Rauch designed the entire vehicle (exterior, interior, color and trim) on his own. He accompanied the process from the first sketches and concepts, through simulation CAD models and production data, to the final design and ensuring implementation down to the last detail of the race-ready vehicle.

More efficient and practical for everyday use than ever before, the new four-seater features a spacious and modern interior. Innovative lightweight steel structures characterize the development of the body: the lattice frame with roll cage, the specially developed steel rims and the rear seat made of the sandwich material LITECOR represent the increased use of steel and have the advantage of making the car particularly light - without compromising on safety. In addition, as in any other sports coupe, there are special features such as distance warning, central locking, info display, heated seats and electrically adaptable suspension for maximum driving comfort.

Photo Credits:

1. Hochschule Bochum

2. Gaile Martinenaite

3. Gaile Martinenaite

4. Matthias König

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