About

Ingrid Ruegemer is a German designer  and artist based in Munich. She holds a Master’s degree in Design (MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture, Jewellery) from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design (Dipl.-Design FH) from University of Applied Arts, Augsburg, Germany. After completing her undergraduate studies in Germany, Ingrid gathered extensive international work experience in diverse places such as Cape Town, Grand Cayman, Barcelona and London. In 2001 she co-founded an interdisciplinary design studio in London. In 2007 Ingrid completed her MA degree and launched her first collection of tableware products under the label “Absolute Appetite”: sensory gourmet tableware, interrogating functionality and social exchange.

Her work received international recognition and was shown at various exhibitions including “Handled with Care” (2007) in London, “The British Ceramics Biennial Exhibition” (2009) in Stoke-On-Trent, UK and “Königstraum und Massenware – 300 Years of European Porcelain” (2010) at the Porzellanikon in Selb, Germany.

In 2011 Ingrid returned to Germany and set up her own design practice in Munich in 2012. Ingrid Ruegemer’s work aims to take form beyond function. She creates minimalist yet playfully designed objects that bridge the contrasting fields of functional design and sculpture. Her work combines both craft and industrial processes. Her handcrafted one-of-a-kind pieces explore diverse material and surface qualities, and focus on enhancing perceptual awareness, sensory aspects of emotions, and man-object relations.

Artistic Education:
Dipl. Design, Fachhochschule Augsburg, Germany
M.A. Design (Ceramics), Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK

Exhibitions:
2007 Ceramic Festival Exhibition, Pottery Museum, Stoke-On-Trent, UK
2007 “Handled with Care – Contemporary Ceramic Works”, London, UK
2009 British Ceramics Biennial Award Exhibition, Pottery Museum, Stoke-On-Trent, UK
2010 “Around Food” – Area Magazine Exhibition, Mailand, Italy
2010 “300+X “– Experimental Porcelain Design Exhibition, Porzellanikon, Selb, Germany
2015 CSM Pop-Up Exhibition at Zaha Hadid Design Gallery, London, UK
2015 “Refract” – Contemporary Glass Design, Waterford City Hall, Waterford, Ireland
2017 Grassimesse, Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany

Awards:
2005 Finalist, Designboom Ceramic Competition
2007 Third Prize, Stoke-On-Trent – Ceramic Festival Design Competition
2009 Finalist, Designboom Silver Competition
2009 Finalist, British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-On-Trent
2011 Art Aurea Design and Crafts Award
2015 Art Aurea Awards – Winner Categorie Design Objects
2015 Art Aurea Awards – Winner of the Audience Award