German Design Award to the ‘Alpine’ Watch

Jun 15, 2018 admin

Matthias Gruber, young designer from Bolzano, won the German ‘Oscar’ for design with Roberto, a watch made of Alpine wood and marble

‘Roberto’, wooden watch by Matthias Gruber for LAiMER woodwatch

Italian elegance and Nordic minimalism meet in the line of wooden watches designed by Matthias Gruber ( per LAiMER woodwatch (, who won the first international design prize at the German Design Award 2018 (

Mathias Gruber

Testing new materials and finding new solutions is the challenge faced by Matthias Gruber: in the Marmo Rose watch (special mention at the German Design Award), wood, marble or steel are combined to give the watch greater stability and a more sophisticated aspect.

Marmo Rose, rosewood watch with marble elements from Alto Adige

[Text Giulia Bruno]

Based on “Wooden Watches” by Giulia Bruno, “News” column, Design Diffusion News #239