Miss Annika Frye

Company Hochschule fuer Gestaltung Offenbach
Website http://www.annikafrye.de


Dipl. Des. Annika Frye,

Date of birth: 22. 06. 1985

Major Projects

»Improvisation in Design Processes«, PhD-Thesis (since 2011)
»Improvisation in serial Production« practical PhD Project (since 2012)
»Teilchenbeschleuniger«, a design studio with students and professionals (since 2008)


German, English, French, Dutch

Teaching experience

Since April 2011: research assistance at HfG Offenbach

July 2010: »Basket Cycle«, projekt with Students of the first year, product design department at School of Arts and Design Kassel, in cooperation with Prof. Oliver Vogt.

Academic studies

April 2011 until now: PhD - Student at HfG Offenbach, project title: »Improvisation in Design Processes«, Supervisor: Prof. Bernhard E. Bürdek, Prof. Peter Eckart.

Feb. 2010 - Nov. 2010: graduation thesis »Adhocsita. Investigation of design improvisation.« and »Adhocker Collection« (practical part).
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Uta Brandes, Prof. Oliver Vogt, Dipl. Des. Sandra Groll.

Okt. 2004- April 2011: Studies in product design at the School of Arts and Design Kassel, main focus on furniture design and design theory.


July - Okt. 2009: studio Kiki van Eijk und Joost van Bleiswijk,
Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Feb. - July 2009: studio Richard Hutten, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Feb. - Sept. 2007: Tassilo von Grolman Design, Frankfurt.

2004 - 2006:

Internships in various craft enterprises.



- DMY Berlin (Adhocker Collection)
- Imm Colgne, D3 Talents (Adhocker Collection)


Imm Cologne, Designspotter Designtalents (Platine)


- Dutch Design Week, Talents at Designhuis in Eindhoven,
curated by Lidewij Edelkoort (Platine)
- Designmai Youngsters in Berlin (Platine, Particle Accelerator)
- Heimtextil, Frankfurt (Reversible Seat)


- Tendence, Frankfurt. Microarchitecture Lounge (Reversible Seat)
- Designmai Youngsters, Berlin (Stülpomania)
- Salone Satellite, Milan (Reversible Seat)


- Designcity, Gelsenkirchen (100 Euro Home)
- Designmai, Berlin (100 Euro Home)

2004 - 2011:

regulary participation at the annual exhibition »Rundgang« at the School of Arts and Design Kassel.


2012: designkritik.dk (Article »Modell versus Rendering«)
2011: Elle Decoration France (Adhocker Collection), Nylon Magazine Korea (Adhocker Collection), Form (Adhocker Collection), À Vivre (Adhocker Collection), designboom.com (Adhocker Collection), experimenta.es (Adhocker Collection)
2009: Design Report (Teilchenbeschleuniger)
2008: Dezeen.com (Platine), FSK Award (Reversible Seat)
2007: Boxhorn (Lumignom), Design Report (Lumignom)

Computer Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino 4.0, Vray, Cinema 4D, MS Office,
Word Press, Freehand.