Herbert Schultes initially wanted to become film director, but when he got to know the design department of the Siemens company in the end of the 50s, it was the beginning of a great career as designer. He was chief designer at Siemens from 1985 to 2000. He designed for Agfa, Atomic, Bulthaup and Osram, his works are presented in the collections of the New York MoMA and the Chicago Athenaeum. He is noticeably responsible for the implementation of the International Design Conference Aspen being the chairman of the appearance of the Federal Republic Germany.
He was honoured with the Cross of Merit on the ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, to be an “encourager of design” in 2001.
Schultes was moreover involved in the construction of the career of Industrial Design at the University of Munich, afterwards he taught Industrial Design at the Cologne workshops. He is a member of the Free Academy of Arts in Mannheim in cultural research and mediation.
- Board member of the IF International Design Forum Hannover (until 1996)
- Board member of the International Design Centre Berlin (until 1998)
- Chairman of the board and initiator of the foundation of the Design Centre Munich
- IDCA Aspen, Board member of the International Council
- Bauhaus University Weimar: Initiator and co-founder of the Institute for Design Light
Herbert Schultes works in his own design studio near Munich today.
Website by Herbert Schultes