Pilotfish Netherlands BV


About Us

Pilotfish is a progressive design and innovation consultancy based in Amsterdam, Berlin and Taipei. Specialising in the development of intelligent products for the consumer, professional, medical and transportation industries, we cater to international brands worldwide.

Our mission is to create unique user experiences that stir people and enhance their lives. To achieve this, we take an integrated design approach covering the entire product/service development process from research, strategy and design down to tooling and production. Whether an innovation strategy workshop or a full-fledged turnkey product development – we offer tailor-made solutions for your needs.

Spurred by our vision ‘tangible dreams’, we also act as hub of innovation for start-ups and technology providers looking for the right partners to realise their product or service ideas in meaningful ways for end users.

Founded by Harm Hogenbirk and Marc Nagel in 2000, Pilotfish has grown to a multinational team of over 40 researchers, designers, engineers, and manufacturing experts. Our work is regularly acknowledged for its design excellence by independent international juries.



  • iF awards 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 iF International Forum Design Hannover 2012
  • red dot award 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 red dot 2012
  • IDEA Silver IDSA 2011
  • IDEA Finalist IDSA 2012
  • GOOD DESIGN Awards 2009, 2010 The Chicago Athenaeum 2011


  • BNO - Association of Dutch Designers


  • Acer, Asus, Avaya, Balda Medical, Bayer Material Science, Biotronik, BMW, Bosch, B/S/H, Dell, Ganshorn, Hansaton, Heineken, Honeywell, Industrial Technology Research Institute Taiwan (ITRI), Logitech, MINI, Munich Airport, Native Instruments, Pulsion, Samsung, Siemens, Unitech, wehkamp



Staff Size


Pilotfish Netherlands BV


  • Industrial Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Strategic Consulting

Typical Project Budget

Not Specified

Main Office

Looiersgracht 50
Amsterdam, 1016 VT


Harm Hogenbirk
phone: +31-20-470 6111
fax: +31-20-470 6112
Website: www.pilotfish.eu harm.hogenbirk@pilotfish.eu

Additional Locations

Pilotfish GmbH

Märkisches Ufer 22
Berlin 10179


Marc Nagel
phone: +49-30-3439 9211
Website: marc.nagel@pilotfish.eu

Pilotfish Inc.

3F-2, No. 88, Zhouzi St.,
Nei-Hu, Taipei


Marco Heusdens
phone: +886-2-2659 1226
fax: +886-2-2659 8524
Website: marco.heusdens@pilotfish.eu

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