Life is creation

The studio around designer Wolf U. Wagner sees itself as a concept developer and designer for companies that use design as a strategic factor in their successful marketing. The team works in the fields of design such as market and functional analysis, concept and idea development, technical and creative innovation and visualization and delivers the production-ready engineering data to the commercial product. For us, the product is part of a holistic brand environment, which we design with pleasure and commitment together with the respective professionals up to the promising launch. -New and successful designs are created again and again in cooperation with the client.

The Studio

The studio with a total area of approx. 400 sqm is located in the east of Frankfurt in the direct neighbourhood of start-ups and industrial companies. We have various desks with Apple and PC workstations, use the latest software for 2D design (Adobe CS) and 3D design as well as engineering (CAD – SolidWorks, PRO/E Wildfire, Rhino), AR/VR and media creation, build models in our own model workshop equipped with various machines, 3D printers and electrical appliances. A material library, a specialised library and a showroom complement the work areas, which are always oriented towards creativity.


The team includes industrial designers (diploma/bachelor/master) with an international spectrum and at times architects and academics in the fields of the arts and humanities. Freelancers are brought in on a per-project basis. Design trainees from the world’s leading design schools complete the team of developers. We are also expanding our core competence “design” through cooperation with qualified partners from various disciplines such as consulting, rapid manufacturing, engineering, mould making, production, photography and communication design.


There's something to do. We look forward to meeting you!

Post-Corona is on the way! We’ re looking for you to create a valuable and sustainable future in the field of product and experience – digital as well as analogue – if you have extraordinary talent, comprehensive skills and motivation for creative, holistic design work.


We offer you the opportunity to participate in our corporate and start-up-driven developments. It’s all about new and established markets and the redefinition of solutions. Innovation in combination with marketability and focus on values is our primary goal.


In the current stage we’ re open to get to know you, if your core skills are in one of the areas of industrial design, experience design, interaction design, application design or programming of interfaces & applications, if you want to start as a junior or if you are already confident with 2-5 years of experience – if you continuously expand your skills in other fields or if you see the steady increase of comprehensive competence and skills as part of your personal and professional advancement. We’re looking for people who want to bring sustainability, understanding of values and a native understanding of digital and analogue development into innovative solutions for people and brands.


You are yourself: competent, individual, team oriented, motivated! You should know what to do in your field, be able to demonstrate this with first-class references, which you have substantially contributed to developing, and be able to conduct international dialogues (English, Chinese, Japanese are also welcome). You should be able to work in a small team with enthusiasm and motivation.

In Q3/4 we're looking for:

  • Industrial Designer (f/m/d) for digital/analogue product development
    permanent / trainee / internship
  • Interface & Experience Designer (f/m/d) for digital/analogue product developments
    permanent / trainee / internship
  • Application Designer (f/m/d) for digital/analogue product development
    freelance project-related
  • Interface Programmer (f/m/d) (visual, voice) for digital product development
    permanent / freelance
  • AR / VR artists and programmers (f/m/d) for virtual 3D/4D product experience developments
  • Consultant (f/m/d) with design competence for screening, analysis, evaluation and strategy in our diverse markets
    permanent / freelance


You are welcome to apply for employment / freelance work / trainee or a university internship (main studies).Please send your application documents with reference to the job profile with portfolio (link or PDF) and a short answer to at least one of the following questions to Michaela Ebbinghaus at . Michaela will get in touch with you.



  • What’s the next step after Corona?
  • What does sustainability mean to you?
  • What does design deliver?


We’re looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you.


Wolf U. Wagner founded the Studio for design & interior after studying architecture for a few semesters and then industrial design in Darmstadt and Manchester. Of particular value for his personal growth were the semesters of architecture, in which in addition to his design skills he could also elaborate his technical and engineering competences. A previous training in craftsmanship should not remain unmentioned, as here too the foundations were laid for today’s often pragmatic work.

Wolf Wagner runs the design studio in Frankfurt am Main together with Michaela Ebbinghaus (MA) and an international team. They design in the fields of product/industrial design and the associated experience/interface design for internationally established corporations and start-ups that understand design as part of the brand strategy and as a relevant field of competence for their human-system interfaces to be created.

Wolf Wagner’s design is based on three pillars: function, aesthetics and semiotics. Trends are of secondary interest, as the developments are for long-term and sustainable use. For Wolf, the challenge in designing new products is to bring the context between object, people, environment and culture into relation. In this way, unique solutions are created that are socially and practically relevant to people’s everyday lives. These are things that can be used permanently, that are sustainable and commercially successful. Wolf’s credo: I design the space between things.

The projects are successful in their respective markets and have been awarded/nominated in 45 awards so far. Among them several RedDot, iF, Design Plus, GOOD DESIGN Award from the Athenaeum Museum in Chicago, German Design Award nominations and others. Some products are permanently represented in museums. As Creative Brand Director Wolf U. Wagner is responsible for brands across the board, including ZEVA, miawolf and ponton. Besides working in the studio, Wolf occasionally teaches at universities in the fields of architecture (HF), interior design (HD) and product design (HFG) and University for Technology, Beijing. Wolf gives lectures on design, design thinking methods, international collaborations and social transformation. Wolf has been involved in the creative industries for 6 years (2010 – 2016) as a board member of the German Designer Club (DDC). He is initiator of platforms such as global:local and AD INVICEM.



Professional training in upholstery and interior design


Studies – Architecture, Darmstadt HD

1990 - 1996

Studies – Product Design, Darmstadt HD / Manchester MMU;
Stays in Paris, Berlin, several internships, successful participation in design competitions. First design projects.


Diploma, Darmstadt HD


Foundation of Studio Wagner:Design, Frankfurt. Since then long-standing cooperation with well-known clients.


Partnership Studio Wagner:Design with Michaela Ebbinghaus MA

2006 - today

Founding of miawolf by Wolf Udo Wagner with the brand miawolf. Position as creative director

2008 - today

Founding of ponton. Position as creative director

2009 - 2015

Board Member Deutscher Designer Club (DDC) International Division

2016 - today

Director Industry Deutscher Designer Club (DDC)

2016 - today

Creative Brand Director of the brand ZEVA (Sanitary)

Lectures & University Projects

WS 2005/06

HFG Offenbach, guest lectureship for Wolf Udo Wagner and Daniel Zerlang-Rösch: draft product design, subject: light green, light for the Palmengarten

SS 2008

HD Darmstadt, Department of Architecture: Project work with Professor Hartmut Raiser. Interior design concept, subject: Oak

WS 2008/09

HD Frankfurt, Department of Architecture: guest lectureship at the DDC Academy – project work with Professor Claudia Lüling, Frank Lottermann (Nordisk); architectural design, subject: FB2 exhibition booth

WS 2010/11

University for Technology, Beijing, Department of Architecture & Design: Guest lectureship Product Design, Topic: Noise & Sound

Lectures (selection)

2010 IMM

Topic: Muji & Thonet – the designers and the new classics

2010 IMM

Topic: Global:local

2011 Asahikawa University

Topic: Global:local

2016 San-Ei Event

Topic: International design cooperation

2016 Korea conference

Topic: International design cooperation

2017 Annual conference of the IHK

Topic: Development of a swarm intelligence drone

2015 / 16 / 17 Design Academy of the German Design Council

FormNext Trade Fair – Professional tour of the Design Academy

Wolf regularly participates in juries of the design industry.

Cooperations   /   /   /   /   /

If you would like to learn more about Wolf’s Japanese collaborations, please click HERE.


41 Awards: Award Ambiente Trend Tour 2016 · Consumer Award von Eltern & Urbis · Tillywig Brain Child Award · 2 x If Award Hannover· 5 x Red Dot Award · 2 x Design Plus, Frankfurt · Best Brand Award ISPO München · 2 x Good Design, Chicago · 2 x Form · 3 x DDC Award gold · 5 x Nominierung zum Bundespreis Produkt Design · Platz 1 DDC Projektwettbewerb St Peter, Frankfurt · Nominierung für Designpreis Neunkirchen, Neunkirchen · Nominierung Lucky Strike Junior Design Award · 2 x Üstra Designaward Silber, Hannover · Platz 1 Olympia Express 2000 Berlin · 2 x Design Preis Baden-Württemberg/ Focus in Silber, Stuttgart · 2 x Design TV Award · Nominierung WellTech Award, Mailand · Boote der Phantasie · JEC Award, ParisReAL, Recycling Alu Design Competition, Zona Tortona, Mailand · Designpreis der Messe Rheingolf, Köln RSA Award

2011 QUBIQUE Berlin – global:local · 2011 IMM Köln – global:local · 2010 Tide (Generate) Designweek Tokyo · 2010 Tabloid, Tokyo · 2009 Osaka Design Exhibition · 2009 IMM 3D Lounge in der Designhalle 3.1 · 2009 IMM AIT Lounge · 2009 Holz – Kunst – Bewegung, Frankelbach · 2009 Soon at Lexington, Tokyo · 2009 Passagen “Tatorte”, Köln · 2009 Designers Fair, (im Atrium des ehem. Deutsche Bahn Direktionsgebäude) Köln · 2008 DEW21 – Energie, Kunst, Kultur, Dortmund · 2008 Passagen “Tatorte”, Köln · 2008 IMM Firelounge in der Designhalle 3.1 · 2008 Design aus Hessen, Hessen Design, Darmstadt · 2006 Luminale DDC, Wiesbaden · 2006 Designersblock, Frankfurt/Main Deutschland · 2006 Fresch, Frankfurt/Main Deutschland · 2006 Sportpresseball, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Germany · 2005 Take Away, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich · 2005 100% Design Tokyo bei Designboom Mart, Tokyo, Japan · 2005 Hellgrün – Lichtraum Palmengarten Frankfurt – Ausstellung der Studenten der HfG Offenbach, Gastdozent Wolf Udo Wagner mit Daniel Zerlang-Rösch · 2005 Designersblock, Frankfurt/Main · 2005 Fresch, Frankfurt/Main · 2005 ICFF New York City, bei Designboom · 2005 MoMA Store- ich und mein Weinregal im NY MoMA Geschäft · 2005 ReAL Design Competition, Zona Tortona, Mailand, Italien · 2004 Osaka Design Exhibition 04, Osaka Japan · 2004 Interieur04 Kortrijk · 2004 Alumni, Darmstadt, Deutschland · 2004 Biennale Interieur 04, Kortrijk, Belgien · 2004 100% Design bei Swarovski & Designboom, London · 2004 Designmay – Deutschlandreise, Berlin · 2004 Lichtgestalten – Luminale, DDC und Leica bei Leptien3, Frankfurt/Main · 2004 Salone Satellite, Mailand · 2004 Water Concept (2 Konzepte), Salone Dell Arredo Bagno, Mailand · 2004 Passagen “Deutschlandreise”, Köln, Deutschland · 2004 Galerie DIVA 04, Valencia, Spanien · 2004 Designboom Inside the bathroom, Mailand · 2003 Designersblock Tokyo bei Ideé Sputnik · 2003 100% Design, bei Designboom, London · 2003 Quinzaine internationale du design de jardin, Chaumont-sur-Loire · 2003 Salone Satellite, Mailand · 2002 DesignersBlock, London · 2002 Designlandschaft Hessen, Botschaft des Landes Hessen, Berlin, u.a.O. · 2002 Carrera Cup Hockenheimring, Deutschland · 2001 Athaeneum Museum Chicago, Aufnahme in die permanente Sammlung · 2001 »Synergien«, Design Zentrum Hessen, Darmstadt · 2000 Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe Hamburg, »Körperwelten« · 1997 Mitte der Tafel, Klingenmuseum Solingen · 1997 Lucky Strike Junior Design Award, Köln · 1997 Designpreis Neunkirchen, Neunkirchen · 1997 Üstra Designaward, Hannover · 1996 Boote der Phantasie, Museumsuferfest, Frankfurt · 1993 Olympia Express, Berlin · 1993 Stadtterminals Ulm, Ulm

Printmedia: HiFi Lautsprecher – Testjahrbuch 2012 – Schwarz-Weiss-Malerei · HIFI Star – Einfach individuell · Audio – 8/2012 – Front-Ansichten · Hifi Lautsprecher – Test-Jahrbuch 2012 – Schwarz-Weiss-Malerei · 2011 -Testberichte.deUnterwegs · Image hifi – 4/2011 Juli/August – One Size Fits All · Stereo 05/2011 – Test – All-in-one-Anlagen · 05/2011 AUDIO Magazin – Heute ein König · Frühjahr/Sommer 2011 Nissan Magazin – Ausgabe 2/2011 – Lebensart I Das Beste zweier Welten · 01/2011, A&W – Fußspuren der Möbel · 02/03 2010, HOME Magazine – Le design allemand · 2009 – living – red dot design yearbook 2009/2010 vol.1 · Herbst/Winter 2009/2010 – World Shop Lufthansa – Der Katalog · 10/09 Frankfurter Rundschau – Geometrie mit schrägen Kanten · 2009 – Solinger Tageblatt – Mehr Feuer in Asien machen · 08/2009 – The great out indoors · 07/2009 – Urbana · Frühjahr/Sommer2009 Schön + grün – TERRASSEN-AWARD · 07/2009 DURAN Group – Award-winning design · 2009 red dot – Apoll Feuerstelle · 06/2009 mein schönes zuhause;3 – Interview mit Wolf Udo Wagner · 05/2009 – Bergische Wirtschaft – Bergische Unternehmen erhalten red dot awards · 2009 – Univers · 04.2009 – DIGEST – Carl Mertens · 04/2009 Heldenpost – Neues von WAS FRAUEN WOLLEN · 02/2009 – ponton fireplace · 2/2009 J’N’C – Ponton FEUERSTELLE, ’FIREPLACE’ · 2009 IF Katalog – Univers · 01/2009 – … die dreidimensionale Architektur des Sitzens – Sitzen in 3D · 01/2009 – Express Styles – Styles de vie – deco · 01/2009 DBZ – Innenarchitektur · 01/2009 Fizzz – Spiel mit dem Feuer · 11-13/2008 Top Fair – interiorlifestyle June · 12/2008 Men´s Health LIVING – Kamin-Know-How · flashfilm lifestyle webmagazin – Interview with Designer Wolf Udo Wagner · 11/2008 – AbZ Pharma inside – Für Ästheten · 11/2008 – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – Götterfunken · 11/2008 specialty fabrics Review – Carbon-fiber caddy: on course · 10/2008 – WA Werbeartikel Nachrichten – Freie Sicht aufs Spiel der Flammen · 09/2008 – The New York Times – The Fire Comes to the Table · frühjahr/sommer 2008 schönundgrün – Die neue Wohnlichkeit · 0809/2008 Schöne Gärten · Frühjahr/Sommer 2008 Country Style – Highlights der Outdoorsaison · 08/2008 – Clean Ponton Fireplaces Keeps You Warm In Style · 08/2008 DIGEST – Design muss funktionieren · 07/2008 – fireplace · 06/2008 Wallpaper- Lifestyle/093 · 06/2008 md international magazine of design · 05/2008 Raum und Wohnen – Wohnen im Freien · 04/2008 Stern – Das Bunte muss ins Grüne · 04/2008 Süddeutsche Zeitung / Golf Spielen · 04/2008 RAUM UND WOHNEN – Wohnen im Freien · 2008 red dot – Kyoto Sessel · 2008 Gartenidee – Feuerstellen · 2008 Gartenidee – Accessoires · Frühjahr 2008 Highlights der Outdoorsaison · 04.2008 DIGEST – Apoll · 03/2008 Häuser – Gartenmöbel · 03/2008 Strandkorb&co. – Trends 2009/2010 · 03/2008 money cab – Der Maybach unter den Caddies · 03/2008 Rheingolf Magazin · 01/2008 RHEINGOLF- CARBONFUNCTIONS – Mantis · 01/2008 Golf Magazin – Carbon Functions Mantis HE · 11/2007 I.D. – Table-less · 07/2007 – Start Me Up! · 07/2007 · 07/2007 – fireplace · 03/2007 yankodesign – Urbana – 355 Gram Picnic Set by Wolf Udo Wagner · 02/2007 Porsche Club Deutschland – Simpel zu bedienen · 02/2007 Rheingolf – CarbonFunctions · 02/2007 Golf spielen Süddeutsche Zeitung – Caddie im Kofferraum · 12/2006 – iPod Clip, Lust Factor: Hot · 06/2006 Instant special – jugend kultur kirche sankt peter · 05/2006 A&W Architektur und Wohnen- Komfort im Grünen · 02/2006 Golfer’s Art Magazine – Mantis- (Lat. Gottesanbeterin) · 01/2006 Dexigner – Hardware Accessories:Mantis from Germany · 2005 red dot – Golfcaddy Mantis HE Golfcaddy · 11/2005 Design Report – Signale – Erweiterungen · 08/2003 Vogue – Vogue Talent – Moderne Archaik – Ein Frankfurter zelebriert die Kunst der klugen Reduktion · 03/1998 Armbanduhren, Uhrenmagazin – Dimensionen der Zeit · 7/2005 Stil & Markt – Designergilde Interview Wolf Udo Wagner · 05/2005 Pressespiegel Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – Lichtblicke im Palmengarten · 05/2005 Pressespiegel Frankfurter Neue Presse – Palmen ins rechte Licht gerückt · 05/2005 Pressespiegel Offenbach Post · 05/2005 Pressespiegel Frankfurt – Licht-Ausstellung „Hellgrün“ im Palmengarten · 05/2005 Pressespiegel Bild – „hellgrün“ im Plamengarten · 04/2005 Wörkshop – Gottesanbeterin unter Strom · 04/2005 Impackt ReAL 13 – Trio_Cutlery · 2005 Doch So, Jahresbericht Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main · 09/2004 PG – Weingenuss in perfekter Form · 2004 ABITARE 441 · 01/2004 md International Magazine of Design Den Kopf halt kühl…Liege aus Glasfiberlaminat · Nikei Marketing · 0708/2004 Form DDC: Stuhlwettbewerb Jukuki · 04/2004 · 09/2003 CASA & GIARDINO – BELLEZZA E FUNZIONALITA´ NEL DESIGN PIU´ GIOVANE · DIGEST 06/2003 – Interview mit Glasdesigner Wolf Udo Wagner · 02/2003 – FORUM Designmagasinet · 01/2003 H.O.M.E. Lifestylemagazin Durchstarter 2003 · 10/2002 Design Week, Designmagazin – Worlddesign · 09/2002 Design Week, Designmagazin – Designersblock · 2002 – Schnellkochtopf · 06/2002 PG – Von flotten Töpfen und viel Aroma · 05/2002 PG – Eingemachtes – hausgemacht · 2002 – O2 · 04/2002 DIGEST Wein&Baraccessoires · 02/2002 PG – Zubereiten&Kochen · 09/2001 Die Telebörse – Das Geheimnis der dritten Hand · 08/2001 PG – Die Klammer ist die Originalität · 08/2001 PG – Ein Super-Jahrgang für Weingenuss · 10/2001 GZ, Uhren und Schmuckmagazin – Stil ist nur eine Frage der Zeit · 06/2001 Hausrat-Zeitung – Für die Stehparty · 06/2001 Für Sie – Modernes Design: Praktisch · 06/2001 Freundin – Wohnideen · 05/2001 SW – Gute Haltung für das Glas · 04/2001 DIGEST Wein&Baraccessoires · 03/2001 Designreport – Hands off · 08/2000 Top Fair – „Lounging“ und andere Trends · 12/1998 Designreport, Designmagazin – Dimensionen der Zeit: Die „Planet“ von Wolf Udo Wagner · 12/1998 Designreport – Wunderwerk

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Studio Wagner:Design
Wolf Udo Wagner
Adam-Opel-Straße 16-18
D-60386 Frankfurt am Main

T + 49 (0) 69-92 87 05-74
F +49 (0) 69-92 87 05-75

Register court: Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main

Authorised representative managing director: Wolf Udo Wagner

Sales tax identification number according to §27a Umsatzsteuergesetz: DE 193 942 374

General terms and conditions

General terms and conditions of Studio Wagner:Design, Mr. Dipl. Designer Wolf Udo Wagner, headquarters Adam-Opel-Straße 16-18
D-60386 Frankfurt am Main, created 15.01.2000, restated 20.04.2018


In principle, the General Terms and Conditions of Studio Wagner:Design (hereinafter also referred to as contractor/licensor) shall be deemed to be the General Terms and Conditions of Studio Wagner:Design in the relationship with entrepreneurs (hereinafter also referred to as customer/licensee) in the sense of § 14 BGB (German Civil Code). They apply to all current or future transactions and business relationships.

Should the content of these General Terms and Conditions deviate from that of the client, the latter shall not be binding on Studio Wagner:Design, unless Studio Wagner:Design has expressly acknowledged them. In case of crossing confirmation letters, which contain deviating conditions, the communication of Studio Wagner:Design is binding.


Unless expressly agreed otherwise, Studio Wagner:Design works only on the basis of these General Terms and Conditions. In addition, Studio Wagner:Design works on the basis of signed work contracts with a license clause or license agreements. Should the contracts concluded with companies contain conditions deviating from these General Terms and Conditions, the respective provisions from the aforementioned contracts shall apply prior to these General Terms and Conditions. If the contracts concluded with companies do not clearly and amicably state their position on individual legal positions in the interests of both parties, or if individual legal issues are not sufficiently differentiated in the contracts concluded with companies, the provisions of these General Terms and Conditions which come closest to the subject matter shall apply prior to the concluded contracts. All other provisions of the contracts that have been concluded shall then retain their validity. Changes, additions or additional agreements must be confirmed in writing with a legally valid signature by Studio Wagner:Design in order to be effective.


Fees only cover design services and services in the fields of research, analysis, design, visualisation, model making, prototyping, assembly/disassembly. Packaging, transport protection, freight, insurance and assembly, travel costs, accommodation, expenses as far as applicable shall be charged separately, unless deviating provisions have been agreed in writing in a contract. Services by Studio Wagner:Design can be ordered in writing or verbally. The respectively valid fee list or the valid hourly rate of Studio Wagner:Design is to be applied. Invoices are based on the time and material used for the provision of the agreed service. With the use of design services of Studio Wagner:Design license payments are due. In the case of a general license agreement in accordance with these GTC with license framework agreement – unless otherwise agreed in a separate written license agreement – the licensor receives 6.5% of the net sales price of the manufactured products in accordance with these GTC with license framework agreement. The aforementioned or separately agreed license amount is due in full with the use of design services of Studio Wagner:Design. It is irrelevant whether the product was designed in its entirety or only in part by Studio Wagner:Design or whether the client has continued/extended/modified the design on his own initiative. The minimum license amount is Euro 3.000,-/year/product and will be paid as long as a commercial use is intended. If an exclusive license agreement is to be concluded separately in writing, the license amount, minimum license amount and other parameters are negotiable. The right to use objects under contractual law is regulated by a written license agreement from Studio Wagner:Design. If there is no written license agreement, the license clauses listed in these General Terms and Conditions shall apply as the contractual basis for the use of the contractual objects. All fees are exclusive of sales tax or levies. The client is liable for all taxes, levies and duties, levies to the statutory artists’ social insurance (KSK).


Delivery dates or project periods must be agreed separately in writing when the order is placed. Eight weeks after expiry of a binding delivery date, the client is entitled to request Studio Wagner:Design in writing within a reasonable period of time. Studio Wagner:Design is in default after the expiration of such a deadline. Studio Wagner:Design is entitled to refuse or suspend a delivery if the content of the project conditions (project burden/project specifications) is unclear, so that a professional delivery to the briefed project is not possible. Studio Wagner:Design is entitled to refuse or suspend a delivery if the client does not fully comply with his payment obligation from previous service stages. Services requested by the client in addition to the agreed project framework or additionally commissioned change loops entitle the client to separate cost calculation of these services in accordance with Studio Wagner:Design fee rates. Place of performance for all deliveries is the business address of Studio Wagner:Design. With regard to payments, the place of performance is also the place of business of Studio Wagner:Design. The client undertakes to retrieve all agreed services of a concluded contract for work and labour with or without licence agreement in accordance with the contractually stipulated time agreement. If there is no time agreement, the contractually agreed services must be called off in full within 24 months. Studio Wagner:Design has no further obligation to perform beyond this time frame plus a grace period of 6 months. Studio Wagner:Design is entitled to invoice the full amount of not called order components/services from work contract/work contract with or without license agreement 30 months after signing the contract. Excluded from this are “optionally” offered services. Excluded from this are also license claims, unless the client has used design services of Studio Wagner:Design on his own initiative. The aforementioned rule applies to separate (one project per contract) and general (several individual projects per contract) work contracts/work contracts with or without a license agreement as well as to art direction contracts with a limited or unlimited term. Studio Wagner:Design is also free to claim damages due to consequential damages resulting from non-fulfilment of a contract by the client. Fees and license payments made to Studio Wagner:Design shall not be refunded, even if a cooperation is terminated prematurely, if a development is not used or if damages are claimed. If the client is in default of acceptance, Studio Wagner:Design is entitled to terminate the contract after a reasonable period or to claim damages for breach of duty. Studio Wagner:Design determines the form in which the services are handed over to the client, as long as this form meets the contractual purpose. Without a separate agreement, this is a two-dimensional representation. All deliveries/services on the part of Studio Wagner:Design are subject to these General Terms and Conditions. Delivery notes are to be signed. Deliveries shall also be deemed to have been accepted/received if receipt is proven without the existence of a signed delivery note or if the content dialogue with the previously provided delivery has taken place.


All rights granted by Studio Wagner:Design solely on the basis of these General Terms and Conditions are general rights (limited in time to three years and geographically to the licensee’s country), therefore non-exclusive rights and are subject to a prohibition of assignment and sublicensing by the licensee. The transfer of rights is strictly limited by the contractual purpose.

In case of doubt, a particular form of use shall be deemed not to be contractually implied. Studio Wagner:Design is entitled to use the rights for its own purposes, e.g. for marketing, advertising, exhibitions or trade fairs. If the client supplies his own sketches or ideas, which become the basis of the services of Studio Wagner:Design, the client does not acquire any right to the result of the services of Studio Wagner:Design as co-author. Drafts, variants, work statuses and studies of the final design product, regardless of the medium in which they were carried out (e.g. sketch, drawing, computer drawing, technical drawing, file, film, pre-model, model, prototype, calculation, text-based description and others) are not subject to the transfer of rights as they merely prepare the development and decision-making for the selection of a final draft and design product. The customer/licensee and its business partners are bound by an absolute prohibition of action and an unrestricted obligation of secrecy. The contractual partner/licensee is not entitled to make independent changes to the design of the contractual objects.

Further developments, modifications and additions to the design services of Studio Wagner:Design may only be made by Studio Wagner:Design. The processing of the design services created by Studio Wagner:Design by the contracting party or third parties is excluded. In the event that developments by Studio Wagner:Design are only used in parts/parts or that developments by Studio Wagner:Design are combined with developments by the client or third parties, the fee and license amount agreed for a complete development shall apply.


Studio Wagner:Design receives 8 free copies of each product from the series production, which is based on the design developed by Studio Wagner:Design for the client. Studio Wagner:Design has the right to be named as Studio Wagner:Design or preferably “Design: Wolf Udo Wagner” in advertising materials and catalogues of the client in connection with such products. Studio Wagner:Design may prohibit or revoke the naming of such products.


The warranty for all services of Studio Wagner:Design is unlimited for intentional breaches of duty by Studio Wagner:Design or its representatives, in case of injury to body, health or life or if Studio Wagner:Design has given a guarantee. In case of gross negligence the liability is limited to the product specific, predictable, typical and direct loss or damage. Studio Wagner:Design is not liable for slight negligence. These limitations of liability shall also apply if Studio Wagner:Design is taken into recourse on the basis of § 478 BGB (German Civil Code) or on the basis of the design law. Wagner:Design is not liable in the sense of the product liability law and comparable product liability abroad. Individual differences in taste are no reason for claims due to poor performance.

Studio Wagner:Design strives for the independence of its design services, creates them to the best of its knowledge and belief. Due to the artistic nature of the design services provided by Studio Wagner:Design, no specific success or legally secured protection is owed. It is up to the licensee to subject the designed products to a binding examination by a patent attorney prior to market launch. Studio Wagner:Design fulfils the industrial property rights of the contractual design by filing / maintaining a design patent, a community design or the international registration of industrial designs and models in its own name according to the corresponding Hague Design Agreement at the expense of the client / user. If the licensee has registered industrial property rights in developments of Studio Wagner:Design for various reasons, these industrial property rights are to be transferred back to the licensor at the expense of the licensee at A. request without any justification being necessary, B. upon termination of the contract, termination, termination for good cause, C. expiration of the cooperation or expiration of the article, D. insolvency. In the event of A. termination of the contract, termination, termination for cause, B. expiration of the cooperation or of the article, C insolvency on the part of the licensee, all rights of use granted to the subject matter of the contract shall automatically revert to the licensor upon the occurrence of these events, regardless of who holds intellectual property rights in the subject matter of the contract at that time. In addition, outstanding claims shall be settled. In principle, license claims in insolvency proceedings are to be settled first.

In the case of a General Licence, where several licensees co-exist, the costs of filing and maintaining the IPR are shared equally between the licensees. The right and the duty to defend the intellectual property rights – no matter whether it is an attack or a defence – lies with Studio Wagner:Design and the licensee in equal parts in the case of licence agreements with general right of use. In such cases, Studio Wagner:Design and the licensee(s) shall each bear 50% of the costs/claims incurred for attack and defense or, in the case of several licensees, 50% in equal parts, whereby the assumption of costs by Studio Wagner:Design shall be limited to a maximum of 50% of the license income of the current year relating to the case. The right and duty to defend the intellectual property rights – regardless of whether they are attack or defence – in licensing agreements with exclusive right of use lies with the client/licensee who is the beneficiary of the exclusivity. The client/licensee shall conduct the necessary legal proceedings against attackers or defenders in such cases and shall bear the costs incurred in such cases for attack and defense, including costs incurred by the licensor in connection therewith. If the licensee conducts the infringement dispute and damages due to lost profits or license fees are paid to him, the licensor shall receive 20% of the disputed sums after deduction of the costs for courts and legal defense, the remaining 80% shall be due to the licensee conducting the dispute. If justified claims of third parties arise due to the defence of a design product of the licensor, these claims shall be borne by the licensee and the licensor as follows: In such cases, a licensee with exclusive right of use shall bear 100% of the claims and shall be reimbursed by the licensor 50% of the license fee for the use of the object previously rendered. The refund is made in the form of offsetting against current license income. Wagner:Design supports the client/licensee professionally in safeguarding the interests. The right to defense/attack can be transferred to the other contracting party by mutual agreement. The responsibility of the associated assumption of costs for attack and defense can be transferred to the respective other contractual partner by mutual agreement or as shown here. This requires the written form. Furthermore, Studio Wagner:Design does not assume any liability for the infringement of the rights of third parties through the use of the designer design forming the object of the license protection rights as well as for the legal validity of the license protection rights and the non-existence of prior use rights of third parties.

The contractual objects of a contract for work and services/licence agreement are treated between the contractual parties as objects with the legal status of objects worthy of copyright protection. Studio Wagner:Design is not responsible for the economic success of products created on the basis of the design. The statute of limitations for all claims is generally one year. Applications for industrial property rights must be filed exclusively by the licensor.

If Studio Wagner:Design requests or unsolicited presents or produces developments or inventions which are worthy of protection according to the utility model law or patent law at home and abroad, the following shall apply: The rights to partial use, use, further development, application for protection, licensing, sale of the developments presented and produced by Studio Wagner:Design lie exclusively with Studio Wagner:Design. With the presentation/presentation for the discussion of such contents no rights go to the addressed enterprises, unless a written contract for the use and licensing of technical developments/inventions between Studio Wagner:Design and the enterprise is present. Should technical developments also be presented by Studio Wagner:Design to the client and his partners within the scope of specifically commissioned design developments, the same shall apply.


Complaints based on alleged defects must be made by the client in writing and without delay, at the latest 4 weeks after receipt of the individual service. To this end, the client is obliged to examine the work results and, if applicable, the objects performed immediately after receipt.


Payments are due within 10 days of the invoice date without deductions. If payment is made in the form of cheques, bills of exchange or the like and the amounts due have not been credited completely and irrevocably to the account of Studio Wagner:Design, ownership, a licence or other rights to the services of Studio Wagner:Design shall not pass to the client. Offsetting against claims against Studio Wagner:Design is only permissible if these are legally established or undisputed. Services that are not used commercially under a license agreement are automatically returned to Studio Wagner:Design. The invoicing of unit license fees takes place quarterly at the end of each quarter and must be submitted no later than 30 days after the end of each quarter. The unit license fees are payable within 30 days of the end of the quarter. At the request of Studio Wagner:Design, the contractual partner/licensee is obliged to provide information on the production figures and turnover. Studio Wagner:Design is entitled to verify the correctness and completeness of the information by an impartial, sworn auditor, who is obliged to secrecy, by inspecting all books related to the calculation of license fees. The auditor must be authorised in writing by Studio Wagner:Design. At the request of Studio Wagner:Design, the contractual partner/licensee shall grant him access to the aforementioned documents during normal business hours. The contractual partner/licensee shall bear the costs of the audit if the bookkeeping does not comply with the principles of proper bookkeeping or if the amount of the license owed for a quarter deviates by 5% from the stated amount.


The delivery of goods and the transfer of rights shall take place exclusively under retention of title with the following extensions: Studio Wagner:Design reserves all property rights, licenses and other rights until the corresponding consideration and all other claims resulting from the entire business relationship with the client, including incidental claims and incidental costs have been fully and irrevocably paid. Upon the death of the licensor, all ownership rights to the contractual objects and rights from work contracts shall pass 100 percent to the heirs appointed by the licensor. Upon the death of the contractual partner/licensee, the rights and obligations arising from contracts concluded with Studio Wagner:Design shall pass to their heirs or successors. In the event of the death of one of the parties, either party may terminate the contract by giving 6 months’ notice. A contract between Studio Wagner:Design and the client/licensee can be terminated for important reasons with a notice period of 4 weeks. An important reason exists in particular if, a.) the customer/licensee violates essential contractual obligations despite written warning, does not fulfil contractual obligations and does not cease the violation of the contract within 30 days after receipt of the warning, e.g. more than six weeks with the payment of development fees in default; b.) more than six months with the payment of license fees in default; c.) the customer/licensee is in default with the payment of license fees in default.) if one of the contractual partners violates essential contractual obligations despite a written warning and does not cease to violate the contract within 90 days after receipt of the warning; d.) if the contractual license rights lapse; e.) if the contractual partner enters into insolvency proceedings; f.) if the contractual partner changes its name; g.) if the product which is the subject of the contract may not be put into circulation due to a legal or judicial prohibition or must be withdrawn from circulation for this reason. In the event of termination of the contract between Studio Wagner:Design and the client/licensee, the client/licensee and his business partners may no longer market the products concerning the contract in the form developed by Studio Wagner:Design or in a modified/extended form. The client/licensee is obliged to inform his business partners of this.


In the event of contractual disputes, the parties to the contract must first consult an ordinary arbitration board. Only if no amicable agreement can be reached here may the parties appeal to an ordinary court. In case of default of payment on the part of the contractual partner/licensee, Studio Wagner:Design is free to call on an ordinary court directly. For all disputes arising from the contractual relationship or in connection with the business relationship with the client, the courts in Frankfurt am Main/Germany shall have exclusive jurisdiction insofar as the client/licensee is an entrepreneur within the meaning of § 14 BGB (German Civil Code). Studio Wagner:Design has the right to decide to sue the client at any other place which is responsible for such a claim according to the relevant national or foreign law.

If individual provisions of these General Terms and Conditions should be invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions; the parties shall rather undertake to replace the invalid provision with a valid provision that comes as close as possible to the economic purpose of the invalid provision. Should a contractual purpose not be achievable with effective provisions, either party may terminate the contract without notice. These General Terms and Conditions, written in German, also apply to cooperation with international clients.

Frankfurt am Main, 01.09.2009, Wolf Udo Wagner

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