our story

DING3000 is the studio of the designers Carsten Schelling, Sven Rudolph and Ralf Webermann. After our collective studies in Hanover and working for different studios such as Vogt&Weizenegger and Marcel Wanders we have started to work together in 2005 designing consumer goods like furniture, luminaires and residential accessories. We became known with drafts characterized by profound and charming ideas, such as Pimp My Billy (2005), a series of "tuning items" for "Billy" from IKEA, the world's biggest seller when it comes to shelves, or the S-XL CAKE (2007), a silicone baking pan that bakes a cake whose slices already come in different sizes and shapes.

With our drafts we have so far received more than 25 design prizes including the internationally renowned iF Product Design Award, the Good Design Award, the RedDot Design Award and the Design Plus Award. Apart from a multitude of further publications in Germany and abroad, our work was introduced in several books, among them "Design Now!" published by Taschen, "Furnish" and "Desire - The Shape of Things to Come" by Gestalten publishers.

Products by DING3000 are part of the permanent collection of the Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe as well as the Museum August Kestner in Hanover and were shown on design festivals and exhibitions, for instance within the German pavilion during the EXPO 2010 in Shanghai.