German design and engineering
We're kindred spirits with Wittgenstein
VOCIER's founders hail from Vienna, Austria and Düsseldorf, Germany but they are united by language and a common sensibility when it comes to design: less but better.
VOCIER designs are not ‘German’ in a nationalistic sense: rather, we are influenced by movements that began in Germany, like Bauhaus and the Ulm School of Design, where ‘less is more’ is a common theme. And, of course, we are influenced by shared values like precision, durability, and quality. For us, great design is a way to calm the psychological chaos that bombards us on a daily basis, and this calmness is especially important when one travels: the sounds, the distractions, the visual stimulation, it all becomes too much and a bit stressful. Through great design and engineering, VOCIER wants to be a part of your calming experience: unobtrusive, intuitive, elegant designs with useful, functional innovations that surprise by solving complex problems with simplicity. In this simplicity lies beauty: reduce the distractions, find clarity, appreciate the beauty around you.
The quote from Wittgenstein is appropriate to VOCIER: we believe that what can be designed can be designed clearly, simply, and with useful functionality. Therein lies the beauty, and the calming effect of design.