Olivia Herms

Designer & Founder, bada&bou

Olivia Herms

Olivia Herms is a German-French Industrial Designer who runs her own design studio in Munich, Germany. With her brand bada&bou, Olivia designs playful and long-lasting furniture and objects for kids that enchant the entire family.

After graduating from the École nationale supérieure de création industrielle ENSCI (les Ateliers) in Paris, Olivia worked for world-famous design studios such as Claesson Koivisto Rune in Stockholm; and later worked for over 10 years for Konstantin Grcic Design in Munich. She was responsible for projects in the fields of furniture, objects, interior architecture and stage design.

Design for the Smallest Ones

Main Stage

Track 1

Wed - Sept. 21

12:30 pm EDT

"If you want to change the world, you have to start from childhood."

Being convinced about the necessity to educate our children about aesthetics and relevant themes such as sustainability, we should create thoughtful and pleasant surroundings for them with well-designed and meaningful objects.

In this session, Olivia Herms will share with you her journey from working at famous design studios in Paris, Stockholm and Munich, to setting up her own brand in 2019 with bada&bou, designing play furniture for kids.

With bada&bou, Olivia is questioning the boundaries between toys, furniture and design in order to create playful and elegant pieces with a mindful approach, and that appeal to both children and parents in their modern home.