Wulf Schneider Biography and Interview

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Wulf Schneider – Born Stuttgart 1943

From 1964 to 1969 Wulf Schneider studied interior architecture, design and exhibition and assembly construction at the State Academy of Graphic Arts in Stuttgart.

In the following years he pursued his profession and held leading positions in a variety of successful businesses. In 1976 Wulf Schneider opened his Stuttgart-based office for “Graphic Design Concepts” (or Büro für Gestaltungskonzeptionen in German).

Ever since his many furniture designs, environmental designs and interior architecture projects have received numerous awards.

In 1987 he published his book “Sinn and Un-Sinn” (Sense and Nonsense), about human senses in relation to architecture and design (2nd edition 1996). In 1991 he was appointed professor at the Munich Technical College (Fachhochschule München) in the graphic design and industrial design department.

Besides his teaching activity he runs an office in Stuttgart.

Interview with Wulf Schneider 

Which European country has had the biggest influence on your work?

Italy and Germany.

In which European country has your design gained the most recognition?

Germany and the Netherlands.

In your opinion which European country takes the greatest interest in design?

Sweden, Italy, Germany. 

Which European colleges made the largest contribution to the development of design from 1945 to 1978?

Ulm Graphic Design College (Hochschule für Gestaltung).

Was design established in Germany more by public intervention or by private enterprise?

Private enterprise.

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