Photo: Veronika Becker

Studio Matthias Ries has been established in 2006 and since then has worked in various design disciplines, has received multiple design awards and has been published in numerous magazines. A strong network of freelance partners enables Matthias to find the best fitting solution for the individual needs of his clients. In the past few years he has been concentrating a bit more towards the theoretical aspects of design and social sciences and has been working as a lecturer and visiting professor at different design schools. Due to this broad experience across disciplines Matthias also works as an external consultant or moderator of internal processes and strategies. Being a one-man-band is a huge advantage, as there are no strings attached and a flexible yet personal partnership can be achieved much easier. Adding research based work to the process strengthens his clients to be more sustainable, weather proof and lasting on the long run; Matthias is not looking for short term solutions and unsteady trends.

2019Visiting scholar at the Parsons School of Design in New York City (April–September)
2019Fulbright scholarship – doctoral program
2017/2018Lecturer at the Mainz Academy of Arts
2017Visiting Professor at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
20156 months research and documentary film trip throughout the USA | The Archive Issue
2012-2014Visiting Professor at the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Design
2013Lecturer at the School of Form | Poznań, Poland
2012Establishment of moreConsumption (
2010Renaming to MRID (Matthias Ries Industrial Design)
2009Lecture at the Art Design College of Zhejiang Gongshang University; Hangzhou, China
2008Matthias moved to Berlin
2008Diploma in product design at the University of Art and Design Karlsruhe, Germany
2007Establishment of MRDO products (which is now moreConsumption)
2006/2007Studies at the Universita IUAV di Venezia, Italy (
Prof. Paolo Lomazzi
Prof. Maja Bajevic
2006Establishment of the Matthias Ries Design Office (MRDO)
2005Internship with TODA, New York (
2004Internship with Stephen Burks, New York (
2003Internship with Prof. Luigi Colani (
2001-2008Studies of product design at the University of Art and Design Karlsruhe, Germany (
Prof. Stefan Diez (
Prof. Hansjerg Maier-Aichen
Prof. Werner Aisslinger (
Prof. Volker Albus
Prof. Peter Sloterdijk
Prof. Boris Groys
Prof. Ulay (Uwe Laysiepen)
Prof. Wolfgang Ullrich
2000/2001Studies of business-engineering at TH Karlsruhe (
1979Born in Germany
Workshops attended:Front Design, 2008 (
Emmanuele Villani, 2006 (
Constantin Boym, 2005 (
Marti Guixé, 2004 (
Adam+Harborth, 2003 (
Ed Anink, 2003 (
Matali Crasset, 2002 (