Studio B. Severin is a design studio with a conceptual, aesthetic and material-research driven approach, aiming to bridge between craft, industry, object, and user. The studio is based in Berlin and was founded by Birgit Severin.

Believing in the value of concepts, their works investigate how objects acquire meaning by being part of personal as well as universal narratives, and reflects themes of transformation, identification, and belonging.

Challenging the assumption that design should aim to create symbols of a perfect life, the studio researches design strategies that celebrate the full spectrum of our existence, embracing its impermanence and unpredictability.

Whether designing for a client or realising self-initiated projects, they always apply rigorous attention to context, process, and detail.

The resulting objects can be described as products with an artistic expression and have been represented nationally and internationally at prestigious fairs, in museums and biennales.


The studio is currently run by the French-German duo Birgit Severin and Guillaume Neu-Rinaudo.

Birgit holds a degree in Psychology (MA Cognitive Neuroscience, Maastricht University, 2008) and Design (MA Contextual Design, Design Academy Eindhoven, 2013). Next, to her praxis as a designer, she organizes workshops and teaches design at universities in Berlin on a regular base.

Guillaume graduated from Design School of Nantes (BA Product Design, 2007) before conducting his MA in Social Design (Design Academy Eindhoven, 2013). After first founding his own studio in Paris he moved to Berlin in 2015.


2018 GUC Berlin - German University in Cairo, Teaching "Advanced Design Studies" , Faculty of Idustrial Design
2015- 2018 HTW Berlin - Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft / University of Applied Science, Teaching "Design Basics" at the Faculty of Idustrial Design

Lectures / Workshops

2017 Irony and Design, OCS, London, GB
2016 Imaginative Rituals, IN Residence (, Turin, IT
2016 Planting - Eating - Designing, OCS, Berlin, DE
2014 Dutch Design, OCS, Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Eindhoven

Competitions / Awards

2019 Villa Kamogawa, Design Residency, Goethe Institut Kyoto
2018 International Porcelain Workshop Kahla Kreativ, KAHLA Porzellan/Thüringen
2016 Marianne Brandt Contest, 2rd Product Design
2015 Laurent & Charras prize - nominated
2015 Innovation Award imm cologne (selcted)
2015 A&W Design talent - nominated
2014 Ambiente Messe Frankfurt, Talents
2013 Craft Emergency
2013 Blueprint for the future 3D printing

Selected Exhibitions

2019 Kyoto Design Week, Villa Kamogawa , Kyoto, JP
2018 Design Vol. XI, Kunstgewerbemuseum , Berlin, DE
2018 4th Istanbul Design Biennal, SALT Beyoglu Walk-in Cinema , Istanbul, TUR
2018 Lake Como Fair, Teatro Sociale Como , Como, IT
2018 Born and Raised, Maison et Objet , Paris, FR
2018 Tasting Tomorrow, Kahla Porcelain, Kahla, DE
2018 Design after Darwin, Palazzo Morosini, San Marco, IT
2018 Legacy, Schloss Hollenegg for Design , Schwanberg, AU
2018 Index, Dubai Wolrd Trade Center , Dubai, AE
2017 Materialia, SWING design gallery , Benevento, IT
2017 Talisman - Contemporary Symbolic Objects, Palazzo Clerici , Milan, IT
2017 Brunnen 190, Berlin, DE
2016 Material Effekt , Industriemuseum, Chemnitz, DE
2016 Form & Seek , Tent, London, GB
2016 Bois d'Origine, Gallery S.Bensimon, Paris, FR
2016 Werkstatt States of Design, States of Design, Berlin, DE
2016 Limited Sustainability, Beirut, LBN
2016 Halle/Berlin, Salone Satellite, Milan, IT
2016 "Breaking & Construct" An Ephemeral Gallery of Contemporary Creations, Bruxelles, BE
2016 The Journey of Things, Ventura Lambrate, Milan, IT
2016 Zimmer mit Pflanze, gallerie YBDD, Berlin, DE
2016 Talent 2016, Internationale Handwerksmesse, München, DE
2015 Young Designers Around the World, Habari, Wien, AUT
2015 M15, Villa Metzler, Frankfurt, DE
2015 31Tage Golden Tips, Stilwerk, Berlin, DE
2015 Lost & Found, Ampelhaus, Oranienbaum, DE
2015 9th Internationale Design Biennale Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, FR
2015 Ambiente, Rosentahl,, Frankfurt, DE
2015 Dnomade X,, Seoul, KR
2015 Innovation Award imm cologne (selcted),, Köln, DE
2015 Heimtextil, StijlInstitut Amsterdam, Franfurt, DE
2014 Pleasure is the Highest Goods, Paris Design Week, Paris, FR
2014 Onder tussen im Ampelhaus, Dutch Design group exhibition Oranienbaum, DE
2014 Wroclaw Design Festival, Wrocław, PL
2014 Berlin Reflect, Salone del Mobile Milan, Milan, IT
2014 Birgit Severin - Lifetimes, solo show at DMY Design Gallery, Berlin, DE
2014 Talents, Ambiente, Frankfurt, DE
2014 A Colorful Mind, Gallery S. Bensimon, Paris, FR
2013 Open, SeenSeen Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2013 Berlin Design Selection, Design Miami, US
2013 Craft Emergency, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
2013 DAE Graduation Show, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL
2013 Control for Idealism, TAC, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL
2013 Buenos Aires Design Festival, Buenos Aires, AR
2013 Sao Paulo Design Weekend, Sao Paulo, BR
2013 Now! le Off, Paris Design Week, Paris, FR
2013 Must-Have, Ligne Roset City, London, UK
2013 Blueprint for the Future, designjunction, London Design Week, UK
2012 BIO23, Ljubljana Design Biennale, Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, SI
2012 Reading Craft, Atelier Container, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL