The leise design studio was founded in 2002 by designer Knut Voelzke in Frankfurt am Main. With his team he develops projects and products with the focus on contextual and integrated design.
Interiors for private and public spaces arise as well as fair, exhibition and museum projects from a single exhibit up to international travelling exhibitions. A special emphasis lies in the field of tension between narrative and didactic design for public science topics.
Besides the contextual works, «Leise» also stands for a furniture label developed by Knut Voelzke in 2004. Shortly thereafter the first collection was chosen for the talent show of Frankfurt's fair Tendence and presented there for the first time, followed by exhibitions in Cologne, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Mumbai, Las Vegas and New York as well as several international design prizes.
In all design tasks, Leise design perceives quality and beauty as criteria, that are not limited to the useful life of things or spaces. An intermedia approach as well as sociocultural and ecologically sustainable contexts constitute the self-image of the studio's integrated design.
Knut Voelzke traces the focus of his studio back to his practice-oriented biography as manager of a workshop for furniture and interior fittings (master craftman's diploma 1996) as well as his studies at the Academy of Design and Crafts Muenster, followed by studies at the University of Art and Design Offenbach, where he also works as assistant lecturer since the summer semester 2010.