Welcome to Vienna, Stefan Diez! Stefan Diez is one of the most renowned designers in Europe. After completing an apprenticeship in carpentry, he trained as an industrial designer, finishing his education under great masters such as Richard Sapper and Konstantin Grcic. Since 2002, Diez has run his own design studio in Munich and, after professorships in Karlsruhe and Sweden, he’s now at the University of Applied Arts Vienna’s Industrial Design 1 program. In a personal talk, Diez told the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK’s audience about the basis of his success, what he has created, what drives and what moves him. And, we’ll say this much: The visitors who were present in the crowded lecture hall received him with all possible respect.