Between 1970 and 1979 Sigurd Rothe was employed by several design agencies and organizations, and in 1979 he started his own studio. In addition to developing products he carries out research assignments as well. And he produces models and prototypes. His designs vary from shop interiors to medical aids. He received national and international awards for his work, including ‘office design’ 2001 of Design Centrum Nordrhein-Westfalen, ‘Goed Industrieel Ontwerp’ 2001 of Designlink Amsterdam, ‘Red Dot: best of the best’ Product Design 2002 and a ‘silver award: best of NeoCon 2005’ of Chicago.