Philipp Refior
Managing Partner




Philipp has held multiple international design leadership roles and combines a global industrial design education with an MBA from a top ranked university.

Multiple patents are registered in his name and he has been a guest lecturer at Parsons School of Design New York and KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology).


Previous to co-founding The Deep Bench, Philipp has led the design and strategy practices at German design agency designaffairs.


Before that he built up and led the design capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region for the innovation company 3M and worked for Panasonic developing products for global markets.

Having studied in New York City, Philipp started his career there, working with such clients as OXO, HP, Estée Lauder, Renault, Herman Miller and Coca-Cola.


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