studio gross klein

Falko Schnelle & Johannes Mühlig-Hofmann Designer studio gross klein

studio gross klein, agency for product design from Hesse (Germany), develops and designs high-quality toys and play furniture for its customers. The two owners and graduate designers Falko Schnelle and Johannes Mühlig-Hofmann bring many years of experience from the toy industry.

Their work is characterized by a holistic approach and an enthusiasm for simplicity. They combine high-quality materials and pedagogical concepts in the context of play. In many respects, sustainability is at the forefront of their work.

studio gross klein is a service provider for product design and offers its customers the entire process of product development.

From conception, CAD design, visualization, prototyping to production support. The good network with producers makes studio gross klein particularly attractive when it comes to manufacturing products in Germany or the EU.

And as certified specialists for toy safety, the owners are used to always keeping an eye on safety requirements.

Tendence Talents 2010 Exhibitor as young designer at the consumer goods fair Frankfurt
Wunderwelt Wissen 2010 Article on “How does the kink code work?” in the November issue
BrandEins 2009 Article about the topic “Fold, buckle, produce” in the issue December
Good Design Award Japan 2008  Award for the design of a barcode scanner in cooperation with Ishibashi Design Laboratory Tokyo
Hessen Design Award 2007 1st place and 3rd place in the competition “Hessisches Gastgeschenk” organized by the Hessenagentur

with Falko Schnelle und Johannes Mühlig-Hofmann, designer & owner studio gross klein

Why do you design toys for children?

We are fascinated by toys that a phenomenon to life. The simplest phenomena can seem like magic and at the same time tell us a lot about the world we live in. This is the perfect place to start playfully learning about the world.

What is special about your design for children?

Our objective is to capture the essence of every toy. We are also passionate about using play materials that allow toys to expand beyond their original purpose to encourage other creative uses.

When and where was your kids’ design-studio founded?

studio gross klein was founded in Giessen an der Lahn, Hesse, Germany in the summer of 2015.

Where do you produce your toys?

Many of our products are produced in Germany, others in Europe and in Asia. Every product is produced with the highest quality standards in mind.

What do you do when you ARE NOT working?

We are always looking for inspiration that helps us invent and design special products. This doesn’t let us go even in our free time.

studio gross klein
Ludwig-Rinn-Strasse 16
35452 Heuchelheim
Tel.: +49 641 13 26 83 16