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Martin Topel

Squareone Design GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany

Award Participations

  • iF DESIGN AWARD 2021
  • iF DESIGN AWARD 2019
  • iF DESIGN AWARD 2017
  • iF DESIGN AWARD 2016
  • iF concept design award 2014
  • iF product design award 2014
  • iF concept design award 2012
  • iF product design award 2012
  • iF product design award 2011
  • iF packaging design award 2008
  • Lebens(t)räume 2007
  • iF product design award 2007
  • iF concept award product 2006
  • iF product design award 2004
  • iF product design award 2003


Martin Topel has been a professor of industrial design at the University of Wuppertal (Germany) since 1999. There he focuses on the product development of capital goods and product systems. In 2010, he co-founded the Squareone GmbH agency in Düsseldorf. In addition to traditional product development for both SMEs and large companies, the agency provides consulting services in the area of strategic innovation. He has developed products for such companies as Bosch and Festool and for several international airlines. (December 2020)