About


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Ehsan Aghdami founded Aghdami Design in December 2016 to create magical products for companies in different industries. Products that are enchanting and unique. Whose symbiosis of timeless aesthetics and function has the power to make the associated brand inherently iconic. The journey to the key for distinctive, truly innovative product designs began for the German-Persian in his childhood in Tehran. As a child, he drew robots and experimented with electronics. As a teenager, he put his knowledge to good use and began selling very successful IT and Audio Studio Equipment. In tandem with his enthusiasm for technology, he developed a strong fascination for products that were much more loved and profitable despite having the same or similar function. In his twenties, he opened his own store and studied information technology at the Iran University of Science and Technology in parallel. But it wasn't the knowledge he gained from his studies that helped him attract increasingly exclusive customers. It was his instinct for the right products at the right time, complemented by business acumen, negotiating skills and the appropriate high-quality ambience of his store. Among his customers was an architect who was very impressed with the interior Design of Ehsan's store. He awakened Ehsan's enthusiasm for German architecture and the Bauhaus school. He also gave him a valuable piece of the puzzle: contact with a brilliant proficient Industrial designer, Iman Maghsoudi. Ehsan understood that design is where the magic happens and practiced sketching tirelessly. He learned the German language as his Hobby, completed his first degree in field of engineering in Tehran, successfully applied to German universities. In 2010, he left his home country and completed his second degree in Industrial and Transportation Design at the Braunschweig University of Fine Arts.


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Ehsan Aghdami gründete Dezember 2016 Aghdami Design, um für Unternehmen unterschiedlicher Branchen magische Produkte zu entwickeln. Produkte, die verzaubern und einzigartig sind. Deren Symbiose aus zeitloser Ästhetik und Funktion die Kraft hat, die dazugehörige Marke zur Ikone zu machen. Die Reise zum Schlüssel für unverwechselbare, wirklich innovative Produktdesigns begann für den Deutsch-Perser in seiner Heimat Teheran. Als Kind zeichnete er Roboter und experimentierte mit Elektronik. Als Jugendlicher nutzte er sein Wissen und begann extrem erfolgreich IT-, Audio und Videoprodukte zu verkaufen. Neben der Begeisterung für Technik entwickelte er eine starke Faszination für Produkte, die trotz gleicher Funktion deutlich beliebter und gewinnbringender waren. Mit zwanzig eröffnete er sein eigenes Ladenlokal und studierte parallel Informationstechnologie an der Iran University of Science and Technology. Doch es waren nicht die Erkenntnisse aus dem Studium, die ihm halfen, immer exklusivere Kunden zu gewinnen. Es war sein Instinkt für die richtigen Produkte zur richtigen Zeit, ergänzt um Geschäftssinn, Verhandlungsgeschick und das passende hochwertige Ambiente seines Ladenlokals. Unter seinen Kunden war auch ein Architekt, der von diesem Interieur und Ehsans Portfolio sehr angetan war. Er weckte Ehsans Begeisterung für deutsche Architektur und die Bauhaus Kunstschule. Zudem gab er ihm ein wertvolles Puzzle-Stück: Den Kontakt zu einem Designer, der Ehsan das grundlegende Rüstzeug beibrachte, um eigene Produktkonzepte zu entwickeln und skizzieren. Ehsan verstand, dass Design die Magie ausmacht und übte unermüdlich das Skizzieren. Er erlernte die deutsche Sprache, schloss sein erstes Studium ab, bewarb sich erfolgreich an deutschen Universitäten. In 2010 verließ er seine Heimat und absolvierte sein zweites Studium in Industrial and Transportation Design an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig.




Professional experience

2016          Aghdami Design • Independent designer and product consultant

2015 – 2016     Chief Industrial Designer/Projekt Manager• Ophardt R+D GmbH

2012 – 2013      Internship at PHOENIX DESIGN • Stuttgart

2010 – 2011       Tutorial at the institute for transportation design • Braunschweig

2004 – 2009     Exclusive distributor of Sennheiser Communications A/S + Native Instruments GmbH • Teheran





Awards

2022   Prize Designs for Modern Furniture + Lighting • THE CHICAGO ATHENAEUM MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN • Winner

2022   Prize Designs for Modern Furniture + Lighting • THE CHICAGO ATHENAEUM MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN • Winner

2022   ICONIC AWARD • German Design Council • Innovative Interior • best of best

2022   ICONIC AWARD • German Design Council • Innovative Interior • Winner

2021    LIT Lighting Design Awards • Messier

2017    German Design Award • Special Mention • Transportation Design

2015    First prize • LIONEL DESIGNPREIS • Automotive+Industrial Design

2015    IDSA Industrial Designers Society of America • Feautured Finalist

2014    Winner of European Aluminium Award 2014

2014    Nominated Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2014

2014    German Design Award • Newcommer Nominee 2015

2014    Winner of IF CONCEPT DESIGN AWARD 2014

2013    Scholarship of Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst, STIBET I.II

2013    First prize • LIONEL DESIGNPREIS • Industrial Design

2013    Winner of IKEA Scholarship for final thesis

2013    Nominated IF DESIGN TALENT 2013

2012    Winner of the IKEA Design competition • Diskus Statistikus

2012    Nominated IF DESIGN TALENT 2012 • CATLIGHT

2011     First prize • ZETT EXTERIOR LIGHTING competition • CATLIGHT

2003   Kharazmi competition • technical field • for designing electronic safety/security smart switch • Nominated

2003   Kharazmi competition • field of philosophy • for the philosophical article What is the meaning of nothing? • Honorable Mention