DING3000 is the studio of the designers Carsten Schelling, Sven Rudolph and Ralf Webermann. After our collective studies in Hanover and working for different studios such as Vogt&Weizenegger and Marcel Wanders we have started to work together in 2005 designing consumer goods like furniture, luminaires and residential accessories. We became known with drafts characterized by profound and charming ideas, such as Pimp My Billy (2005), a series of "tuning items" for "Billy" from IKEA, the world's biggest seller when it comes to shelves, or the S-XL CAKE (2007), a silicone baking pan that bakes a cake whose slices already come in different sizes and shapes.
DING 3000 is a studio for product design. Our core expertise lies in the design of novel and imaginative consumer goods on the basis of a serious dispute with all relevant aspects of design, such as a suitable design with regards to materials and production or usability and sustainability.
We work in the fields of furniture, luminaries, tableware, residential accessories, premium giftware and give-aways, design strategy and corporate design consulting. Generally we are following a multi disciplinary approach, always looking for new fields of activities and challenges.
We offer our clients a comprehensive support starting with the first idea up to the final product. During this process we analyze market and competitors, we create concepts, generate ideas, design, visualize and model. We master the techniques of visualisation in 2D and 3D starting from a sketch up to digital model making. We build and design models and prototypes. We do research for producers and accompany the production. In order to manage also complex and extensive assignments we set value on a close and professional co-operation with our network of external designers.
About 2D LED:"... Not least this is something truly rare in which ding3000 has succeeded: Out of utmost simplicity in form evolves sumptuous delight of perception. Out of simple product design evolves a bit of magic. ...
Sueddeutsche Zeitung 30.05.2009
"German design studio Ding3000 ... achieved cult renown for their Pimp My Billy project cannibalizing the popular Ikea shelving unit."
Financial Times 23.03.2009
"... Ranging from furniture to accessories, their universe of creations expresses offbeat and authenticity in a style that is both timeless and modern."
Maisons et Ambiances 6/08, Switzerland
"... A venturing design-trio - this is what our time seems to be longing for. ..."
Wohnrevue 7/07, Switzerland