Hansjerg Maier-Aichen



Hansjerg Maier-Aichen

*1940
in Stuttgart, Germany.

1959 - 1962
Interior Design studies.

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

1965 - 1966
Fulbright scholarship in the United States of America.

1969 - 1982
Numerous exhibitions in European galleries and museums.
Professorships at different universities in Germany and the US.

1974 – 1984
Cultural adviser to the European Union. Intense travels to Asia, Africa and South America throughout this period.

1971
MFA degree - Art Institute Chicago, USA.

1983
Foundation of the design brand AUTHENTICS.
Development of plastic collections in cooperation with young international designers.
The brand became a worldwide and exemplary company for demanding everyday design products.
Numerous national and international design awards.
Represented in many design collections of international museums (Modern Art Museum New York, Museum Tokyo, San Francisco, etc.).

Since 1996
Development of AUTHENTICS trademark licenses in the USA, Korea and Japan.
International publications about the AUTHENTICS concept and its impacts on the global fabrics industry.

(numerous product imitations and counterfeits highlight the issue of innovative design products and technologies on a global market).
Since 1997

Member of the committee of the design council, Frankfurt.
1999

Appointment as a Professor by the LONDON INSTITUTE, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London.
2000

Appointment to the Board of the design lab in Bremerhaven.
Since 2002

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

Curator of the book project "SPOON", 100 International Designers, Phaidon Press, London.
Awards 1968:
German Art Award for Youth in 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.