Dipl. Des. Isabelle Dechamps

*1984 in Mettingen
lives and works in Berlin


2011–2012 master student of Professor Helmut Staubach

2005–2011 studies at Berlin Weissensee School of Art,
product design

2010–2011 participation in the educational program ÜBERLEBENSKUNST.Schule of the Federal Culture Foundation

2004 – 2005 foundation studies in art and design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, UK

awards & grants

2015/2016 German Design Award, newcomer nominee

2012–2013 Elsa Neumann Grant, federal state of Berlin

2012 social impact enterprise scolarship

2011 Mart Stam Award

2011– 2012 project grant from the Federal Culture Foundation

2009 third prize, Zwischen Hörsaal und Projekt, 8. Symposium der GIZ (Gemeinschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)

2009 Taiwan International Design Workshop, Gold award

2007–2008 project grant from asa program in cooperation with InWent

teaching, projects & workshops

since 2014 teaching industrial design at Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, study abroad program, Berlin

since 2014 coaching social enterprises in design, marketing and development of product lines

2013 verstrickt und zugenäht, co-design with multicultural artisans, project conception and leadership, Berlin

2012 Handdenker, co-design in sheltered workplaces, project conception and leadership, Berlin

2011–2012 Weltgestalten, a design project at the Bertha von Suttner Gymnasium, part of the program ÜBERLEBENSKUNST.Schule of the federal culture foundation with the house of World cultures, Berlin and Institut futur, free university, Berlin

2011 Contemporary Crafts, participative product development with traditional rural potters, Tangail, Bangladesh

2010–2011 able wird label, participative product development with people with disabilities, VIA Werkstätten, Berlin

2010 able, a design foundation Workshop with people with disabilities

2010 projects in context of social art and design with the art platform lasa, Havana, Cuba

2007–2008 Mobility and Disability, development of a bus seat for people with cerebral palsy; Cape Town, South Africa