German design and engineering

We're kindred spirits with Wittgenstein

19th May 2018

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.

Less is more Beautiful, uncluttered designs

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, and appreciate the beauty around you.

Everything that can be said, can be said clearly.

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.