Patrick Palcic (*1984, Stuttgart) is a Croatian-Slovenian-Swabian product designer based in Berlin. He received his B.A. in Product and Process Design and M.A. in Design from the University of Arts Berlin. His work focuses on the five senses, particularly smell. The scope of his projects range from small batches of odor molecules to producing large-scale immersive installations. The primary goal of his work is to reflect the broad spectrum of the nose and our sense of smell in a synesthetic manner.

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2000 – 2003  Education Draftsman Hochbauamt Stuttgart, three years vocational college
2003 – 2004  Hochbauamt Stuttgart, Draftsman
2005 – 2007  S+P Ingenieure AG Heilbronn, Engineering Draftsman
2007 – 2012  Werner Sobek GmbH Stuttgart, Projectconstructor
2012 – 2016  University of Arts Berlin, Product- and Process Design (B.A.)
2013  Werner Sobek Design, Internship (Productdesign)
2014  Ingo Maurer GmbH, Internship (Productdesign)
2015  Workshop porcelain in Kahla
2015 – 2016  Tutor Porzelainlab (University of Arts Berlin)
2017  OH Studio Berlin, Freelancer
2017  Kinzo Berlin, Junior Productdesigner
2018  Kinzo Berlin, Student Trainee Productdesign & University of Arts Berlin, Design (M.A.)
current  Lindemann GmbH, Productdesigner / freelance jobs


a  w  a  r  d  s    &    h  o  n  o  u  r  s

2016  Nominee Young Creations Award Upcycling, Heimtextil Frankfurt
2016  Residency Ohno Ohno White Room, Stuttgart
2017  Nominee Pure Talents Award, imm-cologne
2017  Nominee Designprice Halle, Halle (Saale)
2018  Nominee German Design Award, Newcomer
2018  Residency Villa Lena Foundation (October), Tuscany
2018  Finalist purmundus challenge
2019  Nominee German Design Award, Newcomer
2019  Shortlist ein&zwanzig Award, German Design Council
2019  Highly commended Mia Seeger Prize, Mia Seeger Foundation


e  x  h  i  b  i  t  i  o  n  s

2016  Scaresse · ENSAAMA Paris & Old Library University of Arts Berlin
2016  collector · Upcycling, Heimtextil Frankfurt
2016  odor per imbrem | Es liegt was in der Luft · Schätze des Westens Stgt, Art Residency Ohno
2017  Es liegt was in der Luft · Pure Talents, imm-cologne
2017  odor per imbrem · Naked Objects – State of design, Cologne
2017  odor per imbrem | Es liegt was in der Luft · Milan Design Market – Isola District, Milan
2017  Es liegt was in der Luft · Designprice Halle, Halle (Saale)
2018  Es liegt was in der Luft · Pure Talents 15 Years, imm-cologne
2018  Smell, Scents and other Senses · Oukan Grand Opening, Berlin
2018  cantouchthis* · Designtransfer UdK, Berlin
2018  form follows body · Orgatec, Frankfurt
2018  alphabetum tactus | litterae odorum · purmundus challenge, Formnext – Messe Frankfurt
2019  alphabetum tactus | litterae odorum · Focus Open, MIK Museum – Ludwigsburg
2020  Scent Bar · Ansorg Visplay Vizona Fair Stand, Euro Shop Retail Trade Fair, Düsseldorf



Photocredits: Cyrus Mahboubian