kathrin alischer

is an enthusiastic industrial and spatial designer working in an international and interdisciplinary environment. In her design practice she is interweaving culturally grown material practices and purely sensory material inherent qualities.

She studied Industrial Design at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and Collaborative and Industrial Design at the Aalto University Helsinki School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Her strategic approach is characterised by the close use of materials and cooperation with workshops. She’s an active and optimistic team person with a great sense of challenger mindset. Her projects are not the least artefacts that inspire dialogue and ongoing development.

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“Kathrin is a positive, forward thinking individual with a great knowledge of design field. She is driven to understand how people behave, what are their needs and how design solutions can challenge or make better life for them.”

Tiina Aarras, Colour and Material Designer in Residence, Sensorial and Experience Led Design Specialist.

since 05/2023

material exhibition & material database

raumprobe – Material Bank

10/2016 – 03/2023

industrial design

staatliche akademie der bildenden künste stuttgart

10/2018 – 04/2023

scholarship holder

ully & chris tine Wohlgemuth Stiftung

04/2022 – 10/2022

assistant artistic direction
artistic lead by chrissie muhr

Architekturwoche Basel 2022

10/2021 – 11/2021

student assistant
the laboratory symposium

material practices in the age of climate crisis

AA london visiting school stuttgart

01/2020 – 06/2020
01/2021 – 06/2021

exchange student
collaborative and industrial design

aalto university school of arts, design and architecture helsinki

06/09/2019 – 14/09/2019

‘the laboratory’ summer school

AA london visiting school stuttgart


group project
competitionline campus award winner

creativeHacking aka interstellar

01/2018 – 07/2018

design working student
daimler ag

cam and rapid prototyping department sindelfingen, germany. technical moulding. strategic planning and development of a tactile display system, including variant relief modules printed with stratasys J750.


product design intern
mutschler winkler design

active part of design drafts, concept development and customer meetings. preparation for my upcoming industrial design studies at the abk stuttgart.

09/2015 – 03/2016

model maker intern
monath + menzel berlin

in preparation for my industrial design studies at the abk stuttgart I worked in the modelling studio monath + menzel.

05/2015 – 08/2015

statistician working student
nah.sh nvbw

statistical survey of traffic flows, volumes and structures in local transport in schleswig-holstein, germany (2017) and baden-württemberg, germany (2015).