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Oliver Grabes

Oliver Grabes Oliver Grabes joined Braun in September 2009 as the new Head of Design. Leading the corporate, industrial and packaging design teams in Kronberg, Germany, his strategic role is to position Braun Design for future success and build upon the brand ́s famous design heritage.

As a Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Wuppertal, Germany, he brings his international experience to the Department of Industrial Design, ranked as one of the best ID programs in Germany.

Professionally, many of his designs have enjoyed huge market success and are the result of over 18 years of work experience with companies such as Sony, Microsoft, Hewlett- Packard, Panasonic, Intel, AT&T, Braun, Procter & Gamble, Bosch, General Electric, Boeing, Merck/Serono, Johnson & Johnson, Dräger, Precor, Reebok and Nike.

Holding many patents for design innovations, his work has been recognized widely with over 30 international design prizes, including four prestigious IDEA Gold Awards from the Industrial Design Society of America.

Oliver ́s focus is on design that simplifies the way people interact with today ́s increasingly complex world. Bridging the gap between people and technology, good design can create intuitive, meaningful and joyful product experiences.