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Hans Maier-Aichen
Designer and professor in product design,
Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe (D)
Hans Maier-Aichen (*1940) studied painting and sculpture in Germany, France and the USA. In 1983 he founded the design label AUTHENTICS, which set a new standard in the development and production of everyday objects of high design quality. The numerous awards he has received are evidence of his success. Hans Maier- Aichen is a member of the steering committee of the German Design Council, a visiting professor at Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London and Professor of Product Design at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe. In addition to his other publications he was a member of the advisory committee for the publication of Spoon, 100 international designers, published by Phaidon Press, London.