KATINKA VON DER LIPPE
Master of Arts, Industrial Design
Katinka von der Lippe, started her design career in 1997 in vehicle design of the Norwegian electric car TH!NK, as Head of Design of the TH!NK City developments, the concept 5-seater TH!NK Ox and cabriolets. After 14 years in TH!NK, she moved on as Head of Design at Eker Design, Fredrikstad for 8 years, leading design projects ranging from boat design, design of toothbrushes, to designing solutions for removing sealice for Norwegian salma aquaculture industry, as well as operational design for the ICON bench for Vestre AS, to mention some.
Today, Katinka is a multi-diciplinary designer, combining practical, functional and technical skills with an innovative approach, competence in design management and a sense of art and aestethics. From her own studio and workshop STUDIO RIS, she is creating functional, sustainable and beautiful long lasting and classic designs.
Katinka is engaged internationally as Board member of Design without borders, jury member at Index Design to improve life and Jury Member at Xuanyuan Award, Beijing China.
Amongst awards and positions of trust worth mentioning are Red Dot Design Award, British Design Award and the NF Honors Award. Norwegian Design Councils Annual Design Award for numerous designs.