ZANZOTTI is a design studio in Munich focused on product development.

The studio was founded in 2013 by Christian Zanzotti. It is located in Halle 6, a former machine shop in the creative quarter of Munich. The broad spectrum of work ranges from automotive and mobility to furniture, consumer goods and lifestyle products, and includes not only orders for international clients such as BMW, the Durst Group or UNU Motors, but also their own limited edition items. Additionally, routine in-house developments and design studies serve to explore the status quo in materials and manufacturing technologies, which in turn form the basis for cutting-edge product developments.

ZANZOTTIs work is a distinctive reflection of passion for technology, innovation, and materials, and is also characterized by careful analysis and experimentation. Formally, the designs are characterized by a consistent, clear austerity giving the aesthetic its own unmistakable identity that defies any design dictates.

In recent years, the studio has built up outstanding expertise in the development of hardware. The processes employed, in close cooperation with the client, range from strategic conception of product portfolio through product vision and development to networking and support of international producers. Meanwhile, the studio is leading the way in new mobility design.

Over the past few years, Zanzotti, who was already named Newcomer of the Year by the German Design Council in 2014, has received several international design awards for his work. These include:

2023 Red Dot Design Award, Essen
2023 German Design Award GOLD, Frankfurt
2023 German Design Award GOLD, Frankfurt (not a glitch)
2023 German Design Award GOLD, Frankfurt (not a glitch)
2022 Good design award, Chicago
2019 German Design Award, Frankfurt
2019 IF Design Award, Munich
2018 Förderpreis für Design der Landeshauptstadt, München
2018 Red Dot Award, Essen
2018 IF Design Award, Munich
2018 Design Plus, Frankfurt
2017 German Design Award, Frankfurt
2017 Good design award, Chicago
2014 German Design Award – Newcomer of the year, German Design Council
2013 Brand new award, Ispo Munich

Selected client list

Audi AG
Audi Quattro AG
BMW Group
Bräutigam GMBH
Bugatti Automobiles
Covision Media
Designworks USA Inc.
Deutsche Telekom
Durst Group
Feishen Group
Lamar Audio Engineering
Matheis Textilgruppe
Paona Europe
Puni Whisky
Riedel Glass
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd.
Unu Motors
Vanguard Europe GmbH
Vässla AB
Zoeppritz GmbH