The sculpture designed by Prof. Dipl.-Des. Detlef Rahe, MFA (Steinbeis Transfer Center i/i/d Institute for Integrated Design, Bremen) for the Löhn Award symbolizes the Steinbeis concept of transfer and the unique technology transfer system developed by Professor Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Johann Löhn and successfully implemented within the Steinbeis Corporation since 1983.
The fundamental criteria for success at the heart of the L°° (Löhn Method) "systematic approach and simplicity" are reflected in the two complementary pieces of the sculpture, which mirror the "multi-dimensional duality" of a successful transfer process involving two independent partners working together for mutual benefit.
The key elements of the Steinbeis model of precision, simplicity and complexity, networking and decentralism are reflected in the design and workmanship of the sulpture conferred as part of the Löhn Award. The three dimensional, interwoven and overlapping double uprights were designed and sculpted using digital technology. To produce the sculpture, engineers used rapid prototyping and the very latest ceramic/metallic materials.
The aesthetic appeal of the sculpture and its modern form based on innovative geometric engineering encapsulate the distinction afforded to transfer projects worthy of the Löhn Award.