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Michael Schneider /

designschneider, Berlin

In 1993, Michael Schneider founded designschneider in Cologne and moved to Berlin in May 2009.

designschneider is dedicated to product, furniture and exhibition design as well as trend research. designschneider has an international client base and is committed to designing new products which are unique, beautiful and functional.

Michael Schneider: “My vision of success is creating products that will be used and enjoyed on a daily basis.”

Michael Schneider, CEO & designer

1962
born in south Germany

1984-1989
Study of Product Design at the Academy of Fine Arts
in Stuttgart under Professor Richard Sapper

1987-1992
Designer at Phoenix Design in Stuttgart

1993
opening designschneider in Cologne

1996+1997
invitation of the Korean Institute of Design Promotion ( KIDP ):
design advisory program and lectures at Korean design schools

2000
visiting lecturer at the RWTH ( Faculty of Architecture) in Aachen,
one week seminar: public design for handicapped people

2003
visiting professor at the University of Arts ( UDK ) in Berlin,
summer term 2003: x – table

2006
visiting lecturer, National Institute of Design NID in Ahmedabad/India,
semester project „Indian Take-Away/Indian Picnic“

2009
move to Berlin

2013
member of the jury of the HKDA Global Design Awards 2013