Hi, my Name is Max Guderian. I was born in Hamburg in 1990 and grew up in Hamburg and Ireland near Dublin. I studied product design, communication design and aesthetics at University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe (HfG Karlsruhe) from 2013 to 2020. As a co-founder I ran the Karlsruhe-based design studio STABIL from 2016 to 2019.
My work / practice is located at the cutting point of product design and arts. I have serious fun pushing the standards of aesthetics, always trying to keep a critical mindset and a sense of reality. My design is always about a concept, a statement either to take a stand or to question issues such as social, political or environmental. I like to overthink objects and products from scratch to question other peoples solutions, staying able to innovate.
I collaborate with different designers, labels, collectives and friends and I’m always interested in new cooperations. In 2019 I moved back to Hamburg where I opened my new Studio in Altona.
Kunsthalle Baden Baden
Dezernat 16, Zeitausbeute, Heidelberg
Zeit, Designpreis Halle
Somerset House, My Canvas - KVADRAT, London
Ludwig Forum, Aachen
Badischer Kunstverein, Scrap Life Project
Old Wolrld New World, IMM Köln
KKAARRLLSS, Milano Italy
Ambiente Fair, Frankfurt
Lehrstuhlparade, IMM, Köln
People I work and have fun with
Studio Silvia Knüppel, Sandra Schuck, KVADRAT, Stamuli, MARKK Museum am Rothenbaum Hamburg, Institute for foreign cultural relations (IFA), Neuzeit TV, GANNI, Mephisto Originals, Volker Albus, Hans Maier-Aichen, Anouk Jansen, Lapatsch Unger, Sabiha Keyf, Grischa Erbe, Anja Ruschival, Larissa Mantel, Moritz Jähde, Michelle Mantel, Carlo Siegfried, Alper Kazoglu, Sandra Schollmeyer