Thomas Feichtner

Vienna, Austria

Prof. Thomas Feichtner is an internationally established product designer and head of the Institute of Industrial Design at the FH-Joanneum in Graz. He studied Industrial Design at the the University of Art and Design in Linz and has designed numerous products for international brands such as Swarovski, Laufen, Bene, Adidas, Head, Absolut, Lobmeyr and Augarten and has realized projects in cooperation with manufactures such as Vitra, Thonet and FSB. His work is positioned midway between industry and handicrafts, mass production and one-of-a-kinds and have been acquired by various design collections. International exhibitions such as the Triennale di Milano, the International Biennial of Design in Saint Etienne or the MAK - Austrian Museum for Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna followed. Thomas Feichtner has been awarded international design prizes and in 2011 he received the Austrian State Prize for Design. From 2009 to 2014 he was professor for Product Design at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel and since 2018 he is a board member of designaustria, the Association for Design in Austria. In 2010 a personal monograph "Thomas Feichtner - Edge to Edge" and in 2016 "Thomas Feichtner - Design Unplugged" was released by the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art and published by Birkhäuser Verlag. He lives and works in Vienna and Graz with his wife Simone.

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