Your aim is to present professional design in its best way. You want to emphasize and communicate design innovations, brands and trends? You need conception and project management to realize your purpose? Together we arrange formats that fit perfectly and are orientated to your special needs – fair participations, conferences, exhibitions, design days, design awards e.g. Project management for companies, institutions, associations, science & research.
Your business strategy focuses on design as an added value in the market. You are looking for competence in design management and the implementation of correlated processes? Let’s talk! Or you are still in search of competent designer who really understand your brand and products? Due to my network we find the right partner. As a design studio you are looking for expansion and acquisition of new customers. Together we define your target group, develop the communication concept, and approach future clients. Business development for “classic” companies and design studios.
Sabine Lenk is an expert in design communication as moderator, speaker and author. Talking and writing about different design matters is one of her favorite jobs. For cooperation possibilities and support with tasks in English, please get in touch!
Products, developed and produced in small series in a handicraft enterprise or manufactory, relive an economic boom. You suppose your company might profit from professional design and improve your success in the market? Let’s find out which solutions match with your product range and brand. There are high potentials between design, craft, and manufactories. An offer for handicraft enterprises and manufactories.
Nowadays products and brand communication are often influenced by eco-design. However, just “green-washing” is not enough. Solid, reliable, long-lasting products and service concepts, which customers can really trust, are demanded in the market. With my longtime experience and knowledge in that matter, the consulting of eco-design is one of my special offers. Eco-design consulting for “classic” companies, design studios, research & development.
Project management, conception, CRM for the special exhibition “Design Spirit – Workspace and Products for tomorrow” at IHM Internationale Handwerksmesse – The Leading Trade Fair for Craft Trades – and MCBW, Munich 2018
Content, conception and co-curation of the main exhibition and accompanying events for “Design Schau! Transformationen.” at MCBW FORUM, Munich 2018
Interim project management and conception of the central location of MCBW 2017. Co-working activities and selection of exhibits for „The Smart Revolution – The Exhibition“, 2017
Project management: conception, curation, organization of the exhibition Design Performance | 2017. A cooperation for MCBW 2017 between bayern design and IHM Internationale Handwerksmesse - The Leading Trade Fair for Craft Trades – at MCBW, 2017.
Project Director MCBW: developing the contents of the largest design event in Germany, cooperating with program partners, managing agencies and stakeholders on behalf of the organizer, bayern design GmbH
Director: designing the institution’s program including exhibitions and other events as part of the advancement of both design and the economy in the State of Baden-Württemberg, 2007 – 2011.
Design Center Baden-Württemberg
Project management, conception, moderation of the conference Design Perspektiven. A cooperation between bayern design and IHM Internationale Handwerksmesse - The Leading Trade Fair for Craft Trades – at MCBW, 2016.
Project Management: conception, curation, organization of the exhibition Design Performance. A cooperation between bayern design and IHM InternationaleHandwerksmesse - The Leading Trade Fair for Craft Trades – at MCBW, 2016.
Conception and moderation of the 45th Business Forum on material and energy-efficient design on behalf of bayern design GmbH in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce, Würzburg 2012.
Baden-Württemberg International Design Award: project management and establishment of this non-commercial, internationally oriented design prize taking current themes into consideration, 1999 - 2007
Management of the trade fair presentation with the exhibition “Brilliantly designed – green packages” and the forum event PackBox including moderation on behalf of bayern design GmbH with a focus on sustainable packaging, 2012.
Business Development for SMS-companies: An offer for enterprises who never experienced any professional designapproach before. A cooperation between Design Center Stuttgart and associations.Product and brand consulting, 2002 – 2011.
Implementation of one of the first environmental management systems from 1990 - 1999 on the company’s product development process which led to Wilkhahn receiving the German Environment Prize in 1996.
Monitoring & analysis of design awards. Relationship management between organizer and participants, consulting for companies, including PR- and marketing strategies. On request of KommunikationsKonsortium, 2016.
Editorial articles on design topics and disciplines in bayern design’s new image broschure.
Editorial article about the MCBW FORUM, based on a new concept for MCBW 2017
Lectures on project management to students of design and product management. Ongoing since 2012.
Moderation of a symposia on the occasion of the 75th birthday of Marcello Morandini “Art work based on a logical fundament”, Porzellanikon Selb, 2015.
Editorial article on design as a driving force of craft and manufactories. Munich, 2016.
Article in German
Speech at BDW Belgrade Design Week about the impact of design weeks and design events for economy and culture. Belgrade, 2013.
Workshop moderation at the symposium „Living Environment 2050“;organizer: Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg, 2010.
Conception, organization and moderation of the panel „Product Design and Urban Lifestyle“ for the Creativity Worldforum. Ludwigsburg, 2009.
Moderation alongside the exhibition „Living in a cardboard“ at Galerie Stihl, focusing an architecture, furniture, lightning and art. Waiblingen, 2010.
Project Management: conception, curation, organisation of the exhibition ‘Design Performance’, including accompanying lectures. A cooperation for MCBW 2017 between bayern design and IHM Internationale Handwerksmesse – The Leading Trade Fair for Craft Trades – at MCBW, 2017
Handmade in Germany: the German Manufactory Initiative focuses on the interests of the associated companies, develops projects and networking activities with top-manufactorers. Substitutional Chairman 2013 -2017
Project Management: conception, curation, organisation of the exhibition ‘Design Performance’. A cooperation between bayern design and IHM Internationale Handwerksmesse – - The Leading Trade Fair for Craft Trades – at MCBW, 2016.
Project management, conception, moderation of the conference ‘Design Perspektiven’. A cooperation between bayern design and IHM Internationale Handwerksmesse – The Leading Trade Fair for Craft Trades – at MCBW, 2016.
Craft and manufactories put in its true light: presentation of products, brands and companies using professional design with highest quality approach. Munich, 2016.
Implementation of eco-design strategies based on product development. Packaging, optimization of products and parts; optimization, service design concepts and maintenance to extend the use. Eco balance sheets. Bad Münder, 1990 – 1999.
Conception and project management for one of the first eco-design awards on behalf of Design Center Stuttgart. Jury, award ceremony, presentation / exhibition of 66 winners and a yearbook as print publication. Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg, 2008.
The Bundespreis Ecodesign – Germanys official award for eco-design – is an important political instrument to promote eco-design. It is organized by the German Environmental Ministry, the German Federal Environmental Agency and the IDZ. Member of the Advisory Board since 2012.
Since graduating from UdK Berlin in 1990 as a master of Industrial Design, Sabine Lenk has been working in the fields of design promotion and communication, product development and brand communication.
She offers companies, designers, institutions, universities and associations the expertise she has gained while engaged in cross-discipline activities for SMS-companies and in managing functions related to the promotion of design in Germany. As project manager she develops the conception and organization of design events – fair participations, exhibitions, conferences, design awards and other activities. Furthermore she is active in the field of product development, branding and communication. Her costumers rely on her long-lasting experience in terms of project management. And they can count on her steady network.
In former years Sabine Lenk was Project Director of MCBW Munich Creative Business Week and Director of Design Center Stuttgart. In the nineties she was responsible for the introduction of one of the first eco-management systems based on product development at Wilkhahn. Currently she has been giving lectures in project management at the FH Salzburg and she has been member of the Advisory Board of the German Eco-Design Award.
Sabine Lenk has been living and working in Chiemgau/Bavaria since 2011.