Teresa Meister finished her apprenticeship as a carpenter in 2008 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in interior architecture at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences in 2013. She completed a master’s programme in design and product management at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences in January 2017. Teresa Meister started her professional career at burgbad, joining the company as a junior product manager in July 2015. Her creative responsibilities encompass product conception, trend scouting and industrial design.  

The term universal design stands for using design to make products and the environment accessible to everybody on the broadest scale possible – independently of age, circumstances and abilities. Rather than creating products, services and systems aimed at a certain target audience, its goal is to reach a broad spectrum of users. In collaboration with burgbad, Teresa Meister wrote her master’s thesis on the development of a holistic product concept for a piece of bathroom furniture. The goal was to use universal design to generate innovations for a company by picking up on influences and trends such as individualism. It is essential for the design not to stigmatise and to replace negative associations with positive features so as to appeal to young people and families as well. For Teresa Meister, it was particularly important to present the user with a product they can design themselves and which can adapt to all the many facets of their life. After all, who doesn’t enjoy being free from limitations or restrictions? 


Lecture: Universal design - developing a holistic product concept for the bathroom 

Speaker: Teresa Meister, burgbad 

Date: Thursday, 16. March 2017, 1:00 - 1:30 pm  

Location: Saal Europa, Hall 4.0, ISH Frankfurt/Main  


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