copyright CP Krenkler

About 

With a degree in Product Design from her native Germany, Elisabeth worked in Shanghai, China , Milan, Italy and New York City, USA for nine years. She gained experience working for several different designers and companies amongst others Piero Lissoni, Rosenthal porcelain, and Kikkerland. Elisabeth was the Lead Designer at Studio Dror in New York, senior product designer at Formnation and latest Design Director at Kid O toys before she returned back to Berlin, Germany in 2015 to set up her own design studio. Until this day, almost 50 Products designed by her got produced, so she has a lot of experience to start with a white paper and follow an initial idea through until factory ready 3D drawings.

Well trained in a good sensibility for form and proportions, she is also an expert to resolve very technical challenges. She likes to apply her skills to everyday products, everyone can afford. Products with a certain simplicity but soul, which inspires people and getting them attached to to become a long time companion.

Clients

Awards 

  • 2016 Tillywig Award Brain Child 2016 / Myland Horse / Kid O Toys

  • 10 / 2015 Best Educational Toy Award / ABC Show Las Vegas / Parenttestedparentapproved / Stack & Roll Cones / Kid O Toys

  • 02 / 2015 Working Mother “Best in Play” Winner/ American International Toy Fair / Alphabuild / Kid O Toys

  • 02 / 2015 Best New Product Award / Baby & Child / Winner Toy Category / NY Now Gift Fair New York City / Mix & Match Animals / Kid O Toys

  • 2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Semi Finalist / Team member Studio Dror

  • 2002 - 2005 Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes German Academic Scholarship Foundation / Scholarship 

Realized Products

2018

  • Rattle Dog Hudson / Kid O Toys

  • Bath Boat Origami / Kid O Toys

2017

  • Myland Dino / Kid O Toys / with Oscar Salguero

2016

  • Myland Horse / Kid O Toys / with Oscar Salguero

  • Myland Seal / Kid O Toys / with Oscar Salguerro

2015

  • Hide & Seek Discs / Kid O Toys / with Alvaro Garcia

  • Pull & Hopp Bunny / Kid O Toys

  • Maracas / Kid O Toys

  • Jumbo Harmonica / Kid O Toys

  • Castagnets / Kid O Toys

  • Tempo Music Set / Kid O Toys / with Oscar Salguero

  • Water Tower Set / Kid O Toys / ( sold at Moma Design Store )

  • Stack & Roll Cones / Kid O Toys ( Best Educational Toy Award / ABC Show Las Vegas )

  • Alphabuild / Kid O Toys

  • Rounded Stackers / Kid O Toys

  • Click & Pop Links / Kid O Toys

  • Snap & Twist Links / Kid O Toys

  • Stack & Fit Cups / Kid O Toys

  • Simmer & Saute Set / Kid O Toys

  • Rise & Shine Set / Kid O Toys

  • Mix & Match Animals / Kid O Toys ( Best New Product Award NY Now )

2014

  • Bubbimals / Kid O Toys / with Lisa Mahar

  • Eyeglass Tool Kit / Kikkerland

  • Slim Book Lamp / Kikkerland / with Jan Habraken

  • Wood Speaker / Kikkerland / with Jan Habraken

  • Wooden Standing Head Massager / Kikkerland

  • Yellow Sub Contact Case / Kikkerland

  • Lady Bug Contact Case / Kikkerland

  • Fiery Hot Cocktail Shaker / Kikkerland

  • Vintage Copper Bottle Opener / Kikkerland ( sold at Moma Design Store )

  • Wooden Bunny Bottle Opener / Kikkerland

  • Scoop & Go Ice Cream Tool / Kikkerland

  • Zipper Bag Ties / Kikkerland

  • Bear Hug Shot Glasses / Kikkerland

  • Spider Flos / Kikkerland / with Jan Habraken

2013                

  • Cloud USB Hub / Kikkerland ( featured in Wired Magazine )

  • Monkey Photo Holder / Kikkerland / with Jan Habraken

  • Leaf Solar Flashlight / Kikkerland

  • Wooden Whale Nail Brush / Kikkerland

  • Whale Nail Brush / Kikkerland

  • Rhino II Step Stool / Redesign / Kikkerland

  • Ballerina Jewellery Holder / Kikkerland

2012              

  • Arc / Kitchen / Studio Dror for Avani / mit Ernst van ter Beck

  • Retail Store / Cut 25 / New York City / Studio Dror with Dror

  • Jewish Synagoge Soho / New York City / Studio Dror / with Dror& Evin Clabots

  • Travel Collection / Luggage / Dror for Tumi / Studio Dror for Tumi / Dror & Ernst van ter Beck & Evin Clabots


2010                

  • Papyrus Collection / Porzellan / Studio Vittorio Passaro for Rosenthal / with Vittorio Passaro


2009                

  • Suitcase / Lissoni Associati for Serapian / with Pietro Russo

 

Languages

German ( mother tongue )

English ( fluent / near native )

Italien ( excellent command / high proficient in spoken Italian )

French ( good working knowledge )

Spanish ( basic communication skills )