About us

COORDINATION is an award-winning design and architecture studio, located in Berlin, Germany.

We specialise in creating high-impact environments in the field of commercial, corporate and residential interiors as well as exhibition design. We also run an in-house product design studio that develops bespoke and commercially retailed furniture and lighting.

Driven by the quest for fresh ideas and extraordinary solutions, COORDINATION is a concept laboratory of creative energy combined with solid experience in professional realisation. We design passionately, plan reliably and work strategically.

The studio was founded in 2004, Flip Sellin and Jochen Gringmuth lead the head office located in Berlin. Since 2008 Tilman Thürmer has been managing all East Asian projects from COORDINATION Asia’s Shanghai office.

About us

COORDINATION is an award-winning design and architecture studio, located in Berlin, Germany.

We specialise in creating high-impact environments in the field of commercial, corporate and residential interiors as well as exhibition design. We also run an in-house product design studio that develops bespoke and commercially retailed furniture and lighting.

Driven by the quest for fresh ideas and extraordinary solutions, COORDINATION is a concept laboratory of creative energy combined with solid experience in professional realisation. We design passionately, plan reliably and work strategically.

The studio was founded in 2004, Flip Sellin and Jochen Gringmuth lead the head office located in Berlin. Since 2008 Tilman Thürmer has been managing all East Asian projects from COORDINATION Asia’s Shanghai office.

 

Our Approach

When developing project-specific design strategies our international team of interior designers, architects and product designers take the importance of cultural and social aspects into consideration. We develop engaging user-centered environments through a process of research and experimentation, client-oriented concept development and reliable, strategic implementation.

Our work ranges in scale from architectural concepts for whole buildings to detailed designs of finely crafted interiors and bespoke furniture fit outs. What does all our work have in common: every little detail is important to us.

Our Approach

When developing project-specific design strategies our international team of interior designers, architects and product designers take the importance of cultural and social aspects into consideration. We develop engaging user-centered environments through a process of research and experimentation, client-oriented concept development and reliable, strategic implementation.

Our work ranges in scale from architectural concepts for whole buildings to detailed designs of finely crafted interiors and bespoke furniture fit outs. What does all our work have in common: every little detail is important to us.

 

Our Process

Developing a concept: our first step is to digest the brief and analyse what would make the project most successful for our client. Then we brainstorm, research, think, dream, sketch, question, debate, develop, re-iterate, consult, deliberate and design - all in close consultation and collaboration with our client, trusted specialist partners and our diverse team.

Visualising the ideas: once the concept has been developed we bring it to life. We draft, build 3D models, render, envision, visualise and develop the details - through-out the design process we use these tools to present and deliberate our ideas in order to drive the design to perfection. 

Hands-on experimentation: we firmly believe that to develop good design it must be tried and tested in the real world. So we build models, combine materials, make prototypes, experiment, build mock-ups, test, improve and test again - a re-iterative process with the ultimate goal of developing the optimal solution. Our success is the success of our client - be it creating in impactful brand space, a successful commercial environment or a relaxing private refuge.

Making it happen: design is nothing without great execution. We calculate, evaluate, budget, negotiate, schedule, coordinate, plan, manage, monitor, check, double-check, snag, document and complete. At COORDINATION we are known for our smooth and reliable project delivery and we make it our greatest aim to hand over a stunning project to a smiling client.

Our Process

Developing a concept

Our first step is to digest the brief and analyse what would make the project most successful for our client. Then we brainstorm, research, think, dream, sketch, question, debate, develop, re-iterate, consult, deliberate and design - all in close consultation and collaboration with our client, trusted specialist partners and our diverse team.

Visualising the ideas

Once the concept has been developed we bring it to life. We draft, build 3D models, render, envision, visualise and develop the details - through-out the design process we use these tools to present and deliberate our ideas in order to drive the design to perfection. 

Hands-on experimentation

We firmly believe that to develop good design it must be tried and tested in the real world. So we build models, combine materials, make prototypes, experiment, build mock-ups, test, improve and test again - a re-iterative process with the ultimate goal of developing the optimal solution. Our success is the success of our client - be it creating in impactful brand space, a successful commercial environment or a relaxing private refuge.

Making it happen

Design is nothing without great execution. We calculate, evaluate, budget, negotiate, schedule, coordinate, plan, manage, monitor, check, double-check, snag, document and complete. At COORDINATION we are known for our smooth and reliable project delivery and we make it our greatest aim to hand over a stunning project to a smiling client.

 

Our Awards

2019

German Design Award
Porsche Studio - Winner

2018

Automotive Brand Contest
Porsche Studio - Winner

2016

Automotive Brand Contest
BMW Welt - Produkt Info Center - Winner

Iconic Awards
Ritz Apartment - Winner

German Design Award
Tangle - Special Mention

2015

Iconic Awards
Microsoft Center Berlin - Winner

2014

Iconic Awards
Deutsche Bank The BrandSpace – Interior Best of Best

Interior Innovation Award
Thread Family – Winner

iF Product Design Award
Thread Family - Award

German Design Award
Thread Family – Special Mention

Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Thread Family – Nominee

2012

Art Directors Club New York
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace Anamorphic Mirror - Gold

Cannes Lion
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace Anamorphic Mirror – Gold

Cannes Lion
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Silver

Clio Awards
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Silver

Deutscher Designer Club DDC Award
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Silver

Art Directors Club New York
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Bronze

One Show Award
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Bronze

Annual Multimedia Award
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Award

Faces Of Design Award
COORDINATION Berlin – Award

Art Directors Club Germany
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Award

2011

Grand Cristal Prize
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace - Award

Cristal Prize
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Gold

Award D&AD
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Award
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Wood Pencil

Red Dot Design Award
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Winner

ADAM Award
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Bronze

2008

DP3D Goldene Flamme
Berlin Design Dome – Award

2007

Stores Of The Year Award
The Phonehouse – Award

2006

Stores Of The Year Award
Berlinomat Selection Shop Galerie Lafayette - Award

Our Clients

3d Apartment

Art+Com

Autostadt

B. Braun

be.Berlin

Bertelsmann

Berlin Design Selection

Berliner Wasserbetriebe

Berlinomat

Biegel

BMW

Bogner

Bombardier

Bread&Butter

Bundeskanzleramt der
Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Burlington

Capital Partners

Christoffel Blinden Mission

Create Berlin

DaimlerChrysler

Deutsche Bank

Deutsches Presse Museum

DLMS

DMY

Dr. Wolff

Evelyn Brandt

Falke

Filmgarten

Fraport

Galeries Lafayette

Godelmann

IDZ

Ivary

Koziol

Landis+Gyr

Kazkom Bank

Microsoft

Mobimex

Monopol magazin

Museum in der
Kulturbrauerei


Nike

Nintendo

Ottobock

Panorama Berlin

Parkhaus

Porsche

Premium Exhibitions

Roy Robson

Samsung

Samsung Next

Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum

T-Systems

Telekom

TWBA

Technogel

The Phone House

The Plaza Mall

Toshiba

Westlotto

Visit Berlin

Zalando

Zeitgeschichtliches
Forum Leipzig

Our Clients

3d Apartment

Art+Com

Autostadt

B. Braun

be.Berlin

Bertelsmann

Berlin Design Selection

Berliner Wasserbetriebe

Berlinomat

Biegel

BMW

Bogner

Bombardier

Bread&Butter

Bundeskanzleramt der
Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Burlington

Capital Partners

Christoffel Blinden Mission

Create Berlin

DaimlerChrysler

Deutsche Bank

Deutsches Presse Museum

DLMS

DMY

Dr. Wolff

Evelyn Brandt

Falke

Filmgarten

Fraport

Galeries Lafayette

Godelmann

IDZ

Ivary

Koziol

Landis+Gyr

Kazkom Bank

Microsoft

Mobimex

Monopol magazin

Museum in der
Kulturbrauerei

Nike

Nintendo

Ottobock

Panorama Berlin

Parkhaus

Porsche

Premium Exhibitions

Roy Robson

Samsung

Samsung Next

Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der
Bundesrepublik Deutschland


Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum

T-Systems

Telekom

TWBA

Technogel

The Phone House

The Plaza Mall

Toshiba

Westlotto

Visit Berlin

Zalando

Zeitgeschichtliches
Forum Leipzig

 

Our Awards

-2019-

German Design Award
Porsche Studio - Winner


-2018-

Automotive Brand Contest
Porsche Studio - Winner


-2016-

Automotive Brand Contest
BMW Welt - Produkt Info Center - Winner

Iconic Awards
Ritz Apartment - Winner

German Design Award
Tangle - Special Mention


-2015-

Iconic Awards
Microsoft Center Berlin - Winner


-2014-

Iconic Awards
Deutsche Bank The BrandSpace – Interior Best of Best

Interior Innovation Award
Thread Family – Winner

iF Product Design Award
Thread Family - Award

German Design Award
Thread Family – Special Mention

Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Thread Family – Nominee


-2012-

Art Directors Club New York
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace Anamorphic Mirror - Gold

Clio Awards
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Silver

Art Directors Club New York
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Bronze

One Show Award
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Bronze

-2012-

Cannes Lion
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace Anamorphic Mirror – Gold

Cannes Lion
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Silver

Deutscher Designer Club DDC Award
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Silver

Annual Multimedia Award
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Award

Faces Of Design Award
COORDINATION Berlin – Award

Art Directors Club Germany
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Award


-2011-

Cristal Prize
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Gold

Grand Cristal Prize
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace - Award

Red Dot Design Award
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Winner

Award D&AD
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Award
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Wood Pencil

ADAM Award
Deutsche Bank BrandSpace – Bronze


-2008-

DP3D Goldene Flamme
Berlin Design Dome – Award


-2007-

Stores Of The Year Award
The Phonehouse – Award


-2006-

Stores Of The Year Award
Berlinomat Selection Shop Galerie Lafayette - Award