Hansjerg Maier-Aichen


Hansjerg Maier-Aichen

in Stuttgart, Germany.

1959 - 1962
Interior Design studies.

1963- 1969
Art studies in Germany, France and the USA.

1965 - 1966
Fulbright scholarship fort he United States of America.

1969 - 1982
Numerous expositions in European galleries and museums.
Professorships at different universities in Germany and America.

1974 – 1984
Culture consultant of the European Union. Intense travels to Asia, Africa and south America in this period.

MFA degree - Art Institute Chicago, USA.

Foundation of the design brand Authentics.
Development of plastic collections in cooperation with young, international designers.
The brand became a worldwide and exemplarily company for demanding design products of the everyday.
Numerous national and international design awards.
Placed in many design collections of international museums (Modern Art Museum New York, Museum Tokyo, San Francisco, etc.).

Since 1996
Development from Authentics as brand in the USA, Korea and Kapan.
International publications about the Authentics concept and its spread on the world wide fabrics industry. (numerous product information and plagiarism emphasize the problem of innovative design products and technologies in a global market)

Since 1997
Member of the committee of the Design council, Frankfurt.

Professorship at the London Institute, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London.

Vocation in the committee of the design lab in Bremerhaven.

Since 2002
Professor for Product design at the University of Design in Karlsruhe.

Curator of the book project “Spoon”, 100 international designers, Phaidon Press, London.

1968: German Art Award of youth for plastic.
1971: Bremen Art Award.
1972-1973: Villa Romana Award, Florence.
1973-1974: Villa Massimo Award (Rome Award), Rome.
1997: European Design Award in Paris.