Happy Holidays!

16. Dec 2014

The Spirit Design team thanks its clients for the good cooperation. We wish you happy, enchanting full of good "Spirit" and a good start to the New Year!

Ideas worth spreading

Spirit Design at first TEDx Graz

25. Nov 2014

Georg Wagner was one of the international speakers at the first TEDx in Graz. Under the motto “"Horizon - There's no such Thing", a total of 15 experts presented innovative ideas with the potential of transforming the world during their TED Talks.

Hans Spitzauer and His Lago 26

Winner of the Burgenland Innovation Prize

19. Nov 2014

At the beginning of November, the “Burgenland Innovation Prize 2014” was granted by Burgenland’s Provincial Governor Hans Niessl at the ceremony which took place in St. Martins Spa & Lodge resort. Hans Spitzauer with his company ChampionShips Yachting GmbH was named the main winner by an independent jury, prevailing among a total of 53 nominees. In addition to the award and a prize of EUR 5,000, the sailing professional Spitzauer was also nominated to win the Austrian State Prize for Innovation.

Production in Full Gear

First ÖBB cityjet is finished

06. Nov 2014

At the beginning of September 2013, the Austrian National Railways (ÖBB) presented the new design of the next generation ÖBB fleet both for local and long-distance trains. Now the first train has left the production plant and is being subject to a comprehensive inspection in a testing center. Starting in January 2015, the ÖBB cityjets, for which Spirit Design was responsible for the branding and interior design, will arrive in Austria for tests in a wind tunnel. Trial and licensing runs will take place as of March 2015. 31 trains are planned for the rapid transit network in Vienna and Lower Austria, along with 35 trains for regional rail traffic in Lower Austria, 18 in Styria and 17 in Upper Austria. Passengers will first be able to use the trains in the winter of 2015. The new trains have been well received. In a survey carried out by ORF (Note: Austrian Broadcasting Corporation), 80% of the people interviewed said the ÖBB cityjet is “really beautiful“.

Spirit Design on TV

ORF documentary

20. Oct 2014

Spirit Design provided contents for the documentary "Mobility and Innovation from Austria". A team from SH Production led by ORF director Nikolaus Eder filmed interview scenes with Georg Wagner and Daniel Huber for an entire day, and captured the atmosphere prevailing in our offices. Even if the entire thing was quite strenuous, we had a lot of fun presenting our work in front of the TV cameras. The program was broadcasted for the first time on the TV station ORF III at 9:05 p.m. on Monday, December 15, 2014. It will also be shown on ARD alpha at 10 p.m. on December 18, 2014. Further broadcast dates will follow.

New fire fighting vehicles

Next PANTHER-generation

20. Oct 2014

Today Rosenbauer delivered a foretaste of its new airport fire fighting vehicle. Spirit Design has been working on the design of this next generation. It will be seen for the first time in Hannover at Interschutz 2015, the world’s leading international trade fair for fire services.

Spirit in Alpbach

Smart City Working Group

01. Sep 2014

The vision of the smart city together with appropriate intelligent and sustainable solutions comprises an important focal point of our work. For this reason, Georg Wagner also took part in a working group in Alpbach called “Socioeconomic aspects of the smart city“.  It focused on the city of the future i.e. a smart city ensuring individual quality of life and development opportunities, participation and inclusion as well as the ecological quality of the location.

Vienna Design Week

Workshop with TU Eindhoven

29. Jul 2014

We were once again involved in a workshop at this year's Vienna Design Week. Design students from different semesters at the Eindhoven University of Technology worked together with us for one day on developing a smart city tool which would enable citizens to shape joint mobility offerings and thus support a change in awareness and values.

Keynote International Design Forum

Spirit & InnoTrans 2014

25. Jul 2014

The International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) and InnoTrans 2014 are jointly holding a one-day design forum within the context of the renowned trade fair. The focus of this specialized conference is to link design and mobility in the public transport and interiors segments. In his keynote speech “Focus on the Passenger”, Daniel Huber will report about project experiences and future trends.

Sustainable development policies

Brazil: Football and biogas

10. Jun 2014

Brazil, the most successful soccer nation, has won the World Cup in soccer five times. This year the country will serve as the host for the FIFA World Cup for the second time after 1950. Most of us are familiar with the names of the most prominent players such as Pelé, Rivaldo, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho. But did you know that Brazil is also a pioneer in the field of renewable energies?