Clay Lab

In the so-called centrepiece of the "Transportation Interior Design" study programme, three-dimensional ideas are developed as physical models. Material boards, artistic objects and vehicle interior models are created. Packages can be experienced in real life, dimensions can be defined in real space and made tangible with cardboard and chairs.

In addition, digital models can also be presented and displayed on a large monitor wall, i.e. they can be related to the real models or packages.

What does clay modelling mean?

In addition to the monitor wall, the laboratory also has classic woodworking machines and special modelling tables. The students create substructures from wood and PU foam, onto which an industrial plasticine (called clay) is then applied and worked with scrapers and blades. The "clay models" are very edge-stable and have a very good surface quality, resulting in models that can represent a real car seat (as an example) very well. The students learn to think three-dimensionally, to develop a sense of form on the real object and to test design ideas.

Technical equipment

  • Wood processing
    • Circular saw, band saw
    • Column drilling machine
    • Disc sanding machine
    • Various small wood processing machines and tools
  • Claymodelling
    • Clay tools and modelling tables / clay oven
    • Tapes / Height ripper / Stop angle
  • IT
    • Monitor wall / stand monitors
    • 3D workstation / VR glasses
    • Tracker / sound system / lighting rack

Contact persons


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Professorship Concept & Design

  • Head of Examination Office Transportation Interior Design BA
  • Head of Internship Office Transportation Interior Design BA
  • Dean of Studies Transportation Interior Design BA


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Professorship of Form Design & Digital Design

  • Dean of Studies Master Design (all specialisations)



Building 1

Clay Labor/

Clay Lab

1-U12 (basement)