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W3D by Hadi Teherani

printed @ #wagnerdesignlab

X Thorsten Franck

W3D Winner Awards

Iconic design meets groundbreaking production technology.

The W3D stool by Hadi Teherani x Thorsten Franck for WAGNER LIVING is the WINNER of the GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2024 for outstanding design quality in the category “Excellent Product Design – Furniture”, the STYLEPARK SELECTED AWARD 2023 and also of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2024.


“It fills me with great joy that we are the winner of the IF DESIGN AWARD 2024. This is already the third award for the W3D, which makes me extremely happy! The 3D-printed motion stool combines innovative technology, ergonomic design and maximum comfort. For me, the masterpiece of modern furniture design created by Hadi Teherani and his team represents a redefinition of the limits of what is possible,” says Peter Wagner. The W3D is produced in Langenneufnach in the #wagnerdesignlab in collaboration with Thorsten Franck using the 3D printing process.


Statement of the jury:

“The ‘W3D’ stools, 3D-printed from 100% recyclable organic plastic, not only enable ergonomic sitting, they also impress with their fascinating sculptural appearance, which makes them an eye-catcher in any room.”


Statement from the jury:

“The three-dimensionally movable active stool “W3D” by Wagner Living and Hadi Teherani is manufactured using 3D printing from 100 per cent renewable, biodegradable raw materials and is suitable for decentralised production. Parametrically constructed, the shape has an artistic fold that stretches inwards and outwards like a textile. From every perspective, “W3D” appears different, closed and open, robust and fragile.”

WAGNER x Hadi Teherani

Iconic design meets groundbreaking production technology. In collaboration with the #wagnerdesignlab team, Hadi Teherani has placed ergonomic sitting in a completely new context and redefined the boundaries of design – with the help of the 3D printing process, 3-dimensional movable active stools are created in series production in our production plant in Langenneufnach, precisely adapted to every body size. Ecologically designed from Greentec Bio-Filament, a material made from 100% renewable raw materials that is biodegradable.

And the highlight – Wagner also offers a new ergonomic upgrade for all movement enthusiasts.

Printed at #wagnerdesignlab x thorsten franck

The low version is the perfect complement for tables in a classic working height. In its basic version, the W3D with comfortable upholstery is a real design highlight and an eye-catcher in every room.

Design and ergonomics for “high” demands. With the high version of 60 cm, the stool is perfect for standing workplaces and also offers long-lasting and moving seating comfort.

3D-Printing in perfection

Wagner W3D Hadi Teherani
Wagner W3D

From the idea to the finished product

Hadi Teherani was fascinated by moving seating from the first time he met Peter Wagner. The idea was to create a sustainable seating option with movement – preferably using additive manufacturing. With the W3D, this has now been realized. The goal is to bring the „Active stool“ into series production, if you can even call the 3D printing process that. The idea is based on decentralized manufacturing, i.e. printing should actually take place at the location where the product is needed.

Peter Wagner, Wagner Living, has been experimenting with 3D printing projects for quite some time – including the 3D One, which was developed in the Wagner Design Lab.
The shared goal is that at some point only the data will be shipped and the ecological footprint will be reduced to a minimum. For Peter Wagner, this was a completely new challenge for the production site and the corresponding organizational structure. Which he gladly accepted.

The starting point for the conceptual design development was to create a shape that could only be produced using the 3D printing process. The description of the minimal surface by the mathematician H.F. Scherk from 1885 served as inspiration. In the design development, this basic shape was supplemented by the static and visually striking ribbing/folding in the surface. The stool model is parametrically constructed and thus individually scalable to any height.