May 17th 2018 // Reddot Award for METRAHIT IMEXTRA

Also in 2018, we are once again the proud winner of the Red Dot Design Award. This time for the digital multimeter "METRAHIT IMextra" of our customer Gossen Metrawatt.

Feb 22nd 2018 // One week business journey to initiate future cooperations in Taiwan

On behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, BMWI, in cooperation with German Industry and Commerce Greater China, organized a business journey from 22 to 26 January 2018, with a design conference and individual company meetings, to Taiwan. The goal was to initiate future cooperation on Asian or European markets.

As the right-hand person of Eckstein Design, Kristina Hinz spent 5 exciting days on the west coast of Taiwan to meet with different companies and establish new business relationships. A special impression were the food culture with up to 12 courses, the transport infrastructure and the vastness of the cities. Also, the experience of the design conference with Chinese-English live translation and the exciting questions in the panel discussion were a new challenge she would face again and again. Taiwanese people are very intriguing with their country and their culture, and it was an eventful time, which is why she would recommend Taiwan to everyone as a travel destination.

Jul 12th 2017 // New Brainlab head quarter with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel inaugurated

Munich - Brainlab, one of the world's leading providers of software-based medical technology, celebrated the opening of its new company center on the grounds of the former Munich-Riem Airport on July 11, together with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Bavaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs Ilse Aigner.

More than 200 guests were invited. The CEO and founder of Brainlab AG, Stefan Vilsmeier, personally led the Federal Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs through the modern company headquarters. More than 700 international employees work in the new building at Brainlab.
Brainlab develops, produces and distributes software-based medical technology for precise, minimally invasive procedures. The core competence lies in the areas of information-guided surgery, radiotherapy, precision radiation therapy and digital networking for the exchange of information and knowledge among medical professionals in the operating theater. This makes the company one of the world's market leaders in the industry.

Brainlab is one of the long-standing customers of Eckstein Design. In this cooperation many successful products have been developed, such as. The information terminal "BUZZ", the navigation station "VECTORVISION²" or the radiosurgical system "NOVALIS". At the moment, a new RIM-based X-ray monitoring system is being developed.

May 23rd 2017 // Interzum 2017 X 8. Vdid Newcomers’ Award

How do we live tomorrow? We checked out the newest trend for future living spaces in Cologne. With all industry leader exhibiting, Interzum is one of the most important fairs for furniture and interior. Of course, Eckstein Design was also part of it with an exciting and versatile stand. This year the focus was on material and technology as well as new design approaches. New products are ranging from fittings, glass and light to surfaces, patterns and up to new innovative, ecological materials. Furthermore, the fair is focusing on megatrends like sustainability, mobility and digitization.

During the Interzum, the jury of the 8th VDID NEWCOMERS’ AWARD made its decision. Stefan Eckstein as part of the jury has judged all entries from 33 universities and named four winners. The jurors were happy about the quality of all entries, they all stand up and take responsibilities for the topics they have chosen. Concepts which were using new technologies in complex context convinced the Jury this year.
The VDID NEWCOMERS’ AWARD honours the projects of young and ambitious product-/industrial designers and offers them support to start a career successfully.
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