Curriculum Vitae

Born in Lörrach, Germany.
Married, three daughters.
Graduate of State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart

1958 – 1966
professional designer with Kenneth Grange London (Pentagram) and Allied International Designers Ltd. London
Freelance teacher at Central School of Art, London and North East Essex Technical College, Colchester

1966 – 1999
Professor and Head of Industrial Design Department, State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart
Founder member and partner “Designersocietaet Stuttgart” – a professional Design Studio
1989 – 1991
Vice Rector State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart

1994 – 1998
Rector (president) of State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart


Since 1999 Chairman “Deutscher Werkbund Baden-Württemberg”

Activities and awards

Guestprofessor Ohio State University USA

Executive member International Design Conference Stuttgart
President of Jury for European Design Award by the European Community
Lectures and workshops in UDSSR, England, France, Italy, Australia, Singapore, Malaisia, Hongkong, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and China, initiated by Goethe Institut, GTZ Germany, Centre George Pompidou Paris, the Stuttgart Design Center and others.
Jury member for National German Design Award

1989 – 1999
member of ececutive board International Forum for Design, Ulm (IFG)

“Award for International Cooperation” by chinese Ministry for Light Industry

Speaker Aspen Design Conference “Visions of German Design” USA

Co-Initiator and Speaker international design conference “Art of Exhibition” at State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart

Visiting Professor National University of Singapore

Workshops Tsing Hua University Beijing and others, “coaching the teachers”

“China Industrial Design Special Contribution Award” on the occasion of CDIA Industrial Design Week in Wuxi PRC.

Workshop and lectures at Lu Xun Academy of Art in Shenyang and Tsing Hua University Beijing

Many publications on Design and Design-Education.

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