Berlin-based product designer Uli Budde studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam/Germany and graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven/Netherlands in 2004.
Uli Budde works independently from his office in Berlin since 2009, concentrating on projects ranging from furniture, table ware and lighting. Uli Budde has been teaching as a visiting professor in the Industrial Design department at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, University of Art and Design.
From October 2017 on, Uli Budde holds a visiting professorship in the product design department of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany.
The work of Uli Budde investigates the well-known everyday object, finding new solutions to transform the familiar in a thoughtful and functional way. With a close relationship to familiar products, objects and situations, Buddes’ designs take on an easy understanding and acceptance into daily life – a clever simplicity with an unobtrusive presence. Ultimately, Budde’s objects carry a unique fingerprint, a distinctive and poetic graphical quality that never loses sight of functionality.