Sponsored by Occhio; Photo by Murat Yildirim

BUDDE is a Cologne-based design studio, founded in 2019 and led by Architect Johannes Budde and Meike Papenfuss.

As a strong duo, Johannes is the creative mind behind BUDDE, complemented by the business and brand expertise of Meike.

Arising from the field of architecture, the studio’s work stretches across typologies such as furniture, lighting and home decor – combining exclusive collectible designs as well as scalable designs intended for the commercial market.

Driven by a courageous spirit, BUDDE seeks to introduce meaningful designs that provide a new take on a quotidian object. The studio’s practice is characterized by eliminating excess and relying on essential forms. Purposeful details and intuitive functionality are paired with a commitment to outstanding quality and longevity. 

The collectible objects are available in limited quantities and represented by internationally renowned galleries such as Rossana Orlandi gallery in Milan, Galerie Philia or Mint gallery in London. 

The scalable designs are exclusively produced in Germany and are directly available through the studio. Inquiries can be addressed to mp@johannesbudde.com

BUDDE increasingly collaborates with global furniture brands who trust the studio to create recognizable, long-lasting collections together.

Awards & Recognitions


AD Best of Germany Watchlist 

DesignWanted Product Design Award: RUG’N ROLL Concrete Stool, Winner


LAMP the competition x Design Milk: SFIR Table Lamp, Nominated

Isola Design Awards: CUT Coffee Table, Winner

Ein&Zwanzig Newcomer Award: CUT Coffee Table, Nominated


European Product Design Award: CUT Coffee Table, Winner

International Design & Architecture Award: C1 Lounge Chair, Nominated

Ein&Zwanzig Newcomer Award: C1 Lounge Chair, Nominated