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Fred Held

Held+Team, Hamburg, Germany

Award Participations

  • iF DESIGN AWARD 2018
  • iF concept design award 2014
  • iF product design award 2014
  • iF product design award 2012
  • Lebens(t)räume 2008
  • iF product design award 2007
  • iF product design award 2005


Fred Held is the Founder and Owner of Held+Team, an industrial design agency specializing in medical technology based in Hamburg. Customers include leading medical technology companies from Europe, the United States, China and Japan. In 2011, Fred founded the Held+Team partnership with Thomas Märzke. Today, the agency employs a team of 15. He studied Industrial Design at the Muthesius Art Academy in Kiel and worked on a freelance basis for Windi Winderlich Design before starting his own company in 1997. (January 2021)