Stefan Umdasch (born in Munich in 1963) studied Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna under Paolo Piva, for whom he initially worked on various projects. In 1994, he set up his own studio ‘Stefan Umdasch Design’ in St. Pölten, Austria, with a focus on product and interior design.
In terms of interior design, Stefan Umdasch Design primarily works on projects in public and semi-public spaces, such as business premises, restaurants and corporate entrance areas.
The studio's second focus is on product design, with designs used by reputable manufacturers such as Riedel, Wittmann, Swarovski and Backhausen. Correspondingly, their portfolio extends from lighting and glass products to home accessories, carpeting and furniture. Some of the designs, such as the ‘Ultra’ decanter for Riedel, or the ‘Wedge’ upholstered chair for Wittmann, have since established themselves as classics of contemporary product design.
Spazio Design Award (1996)
Red Dot Design Award (1998).
From childhood, Stefan drew cars and always wanted to become a car designer, but, designing automobiles changed to such a great extent in the 1980’s, that he saw his original dream fade and moved on to designing interiors and industrial products. He kept drawing cars instead of designing them – initially as a hobby and although Stefan launched and successfully sold his first limited classic car edition prints 27 years ago, it took him several years to establish his Motor Art Work as a third pillar in his professional work. His great passions are British and Italian classics of the sixties and seventies, Stefan loves to study their details and his eye for detail produces art that is both aesthetically pleasing and mechanically correct.