Prof. Martin Topel

External Consultant

I’m fascinated by the arc of suspense between heritage and innovation that keeps supplying us with energy for new solutions and progress. I love getting excited about tasks and to professionally share this excitement with others to come up with emotionally strong solutions.

Projects that are notably exemplary for this are the system and platform development for Festo, Lufthansa and Waeco as well as the strategic consultancy for Dornbracht.

Besides spending time with my family in my private life, I’m engaged in the anachronistic locomotion on two and four wheels, high-end audio with both historic and modern equipment as well as the development of my own spirituality.

Hard Facts
  • 1986 work stay at Matteo Thun, Milano
  • 1989 Foundation Topel and Pauser industrial design, Offenbach am Main
  • 1999 Professorship for capital goods and product systems, Universität Wuppertal
  • 2000 Foundation of / Lab for visions, Universität Wuppertal
  • 2002 Foundation Squareone GmbH, Düsseldorf
  • Since 2002 various expertise für Blanco, E15, Corocord, Tayplay etc. in patent and utility model lawsuits
  • Since 2003 various appearances as juror for international design awards
  • Since 2018 external consultant for Squareone

Design Language


Strategic Consulting


Strategic Consulting