About the BTD

The Bauhaus Transferzentrum.DESIGN e.V. is located in the Neufert-Haus in Weimar-Gelmeroda and gives consultation for design projects and product development. Working with the Bauhaus University Weimar ensures that the BTD transfers ideas from research and art into practice and production. Particular attention is given to the sustainable networking of clients from industry and politics sectors with those from the creative industries. With the »Bauhaus.Atelier | Info Shop Café« the BTD operates in the former Bauhaus canteen which still functions as a central contact point for all guests of the Bauhaus University Weimar. This is also the ideal starting point for “Bauhaus Tours” which explore the historical and contemporary Bauhaus University in Weimar. Besides coffee and cold drinks the shop offers numerous books, exceptional souvenirs and innovative products.


Since being established in 2008, the Bauhaus Transferzentrum in Weimar has been successfully leading  interdisciplinary mediation between academia and industry.


The BTD also offers further training for small and medium sized businesses and young designers, to support networking.


The Bauhaus Transferzentrum supports the development of innovative ideas by working as a competence center for the realisation of design projects.


Design processes are geared towards specific target groups with market-specific needs and are established as a strategic element of corporate culture.


The BTD develops projects in the field between product design and research. It connects the technology expertise found in Thuringia with forward thinking design and communications strategies.


With young designers the BTD develops products which are then sold in the Bauhaus.Atelier and its online shop.

Neufert-Haus, Gelmeroda


  • Prof. Wolfgang Sattler

    Board Member

    Prof. Wolfgang Sattler is Professor of Product Design at the Faculty of Art and Design at the Bauhaus University Weimar. Prof. Sattler is the director and CEO of the BTD.
  • Dipl.-Ing. Gregor Sauer

    Board Member

    Gregor Sauer is a designer and entrepreneur. Together with his wife he runs the office MOS ArchitekturDESIGN in Weimar. GS stands for Gregor Sauer: design consulting and process design.
  • Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Kraus

    Board Member

    Stefan Kraus is video-designer (pseudonym MXZEHN) and university teacher. He is u.a. Artist at Bauhaus Studio 100. He lives and works in Berlin and Weimar.


  • Elke Beilfuß M.A.

    Curator Bauhaus.Atelier

    Elke Beilfuß curates the Bauhaus.Atelier in the courtyard of the Bauhaus University Weimar (Geschwister-Scholl Str. 6a in 99423 Weimar). She is responsible for events as well as the design and books offered in the shop and the online store.
  • Dipl. Ing. Susanne Lässig

    Project Management

    Susanne Lässig is the contact person for project management. She coordinates the events at the Neufert Haus in Gelmeroda and draws up offers, contracts and outgoing invoices of the BTD.
  • Dipl. Ing. Bärbel Hebestreit


    Bärbel Hebestreit is the contact person for billing, finance and accounting issues of the Bauhaus.TransferzentrumDESIGN e.V. (Rudolstädter Str. 7 in 99428 Weimar).