BW Bielefelder Werkstätten
Villeroy & Boch
Michael Schneider, CEO & DESIGNER
Born in the south of Germany
Studying product design under Richard Sapper at the Academy of Fine Arts
Designer at Phoenix Design in Stuttgart
Establishing his own design office, “designschneider”, in Cologne
Moving the office to Berlin
LECTURES & JURY
invitation of the Korean Institute of Design Promotion ( KIDP ):
design advisory program and lectures at Korean design schools
visiting lecturer at the RWTH ( Faculty of Architecture) in Aachen,
one week seminar: public design for handicapped people
visiting professor at the University of Arts ( UDK ) in Berlin,
summer term 2003: x - table
visiting lecturer, National Institute of Design NID in Ahmedabad/India,
semester project „Indian Take-Away/Indian Picnic“
member of the jury of the HKDA Global Design Awards 2013
member of the jury for FURNEX Awards
designschneider was founded in 1993 by Michael Schneider in Cologne.
In 2009 designschneider moved to Berlin, where Jan-Patric Metzger joined the studio.
designschneider is dedicated to product, furniture and exhibition design as well as trend research. The design studio 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.”