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prof. kurt mehnert

 

_professor for strategy & vision, industrial design // design department // president of the folkwang university of the arts

 

_owner // mehnert corporate design gmbh & co. kg

 

 

 

 

academic career 

 

supervision of students during the last 12 years who won highly recommended prizes, such as braun-prizes, lucky strike-awards and the recently won 1st prize »best design 2006« italy for the project »quo vadis braun«.

 

01.04 2013 // elected again as president folkwang university

 

01.04.2009 // president folkwang university

 

2008-2009 // vice-president folkwang university

 

2008 // dean of faculty 4 „design“ folkwang university

 

2006 // implementation of b.a./m.a.-programme in industrial design and m.a. in design theory

 

2004 // dean of the faculty of art and design at the university of duisburg-essen and planning-member of the zollverein school of management and design, essen

 

2003 // speaker of the department of industrial design

 

2002 // professorship at the university essen, product design

 

2001 // build up of the program maid (master of integrated design) in dessau, representative head

 

1999 // guest professor at the rochester institute of technology (rit) new york, department of design

 

1999 // invitation from the german embassy for the »sixth german technology symposium« in bangkok, thailand (gts´99) »study and research in germany«

 

1994-2002 // professorship at the anhalt university of applied sciences, department of design in dessau, course subject: product design

 

1991-1992 // academic assistent to prof. herbert lindinger at the institute of industrial design, university of hannover

 

 

 

 

business experience

 

since 2005 // new trade name mehnert corporate design gmbh & co. kg, berlin

 

1995 // foundation of mehnert corporate design, berlin

 

1992 // foundation of mehnert wahrheit & partner, stuttgart

 

1991-1993 // freelance work at lindinger & partner, hannover

 

1988-1990 // designer at moll design, schwäbisch gmünd »office of the year award«, design center nordrhein-westfalia

 

1987-1988 // freelancer for several design offices 1987 // studies at academy of arts berlin, department of design | degree: master in design

 

1978 // university entrance qualification

 

 

 

 

 

awards // selection starting in 2001

 

 

2015

 

_1st prize at höpfner foundation award // hightech product design award

 

 

2014

 

_if award // product design

 

 

2012

 

_eco design award

 

_tribute at exhibition »nominee-selection« // german design council

 

_nominee »deutscher bundespreis // product design«

 

_id_berlin »industrial design competence« in kooperation mit create berlin, ausstellung auf der helsinki designweek, finnland

 

_ausstellung beim designfestival in poznan, polen // dmy internationales designfestival, berlin

 

 

 

 

2011

 

_red dot award // product design

 

_if award // product design

 

_tribute at the exhibition as part of the nominee-selection chosen by the german design coucil

 

_trade fair exhibition »inno-design-tech-expo« hongkong

 

 

 

   

2011-2012 

 

_tribute at the exhibition »unesco creative cities conference« in seoul // korea and at hannover trade fair in germany

 

 

 

  

2010

 

_nominee »deutscher bundespreis // product design«

 

_red dot award // product design _ if award // product design

 

 

2007-2009

 

_»focus open silver« // international design award of baden württemberg  

 

_nominee »deutscher bundespreis // product design«

 

_nominee »deutscher bundespreis // product design« 

 

 

2004-2006 

 

_»focus open« // international design award of baden württemberg

 

_tribute as number 6 of the top 100 of all german design studios

 

_if award // concept design

 

_if award // product design

 

_if award // product design

 

_nominee »deutscher bundespreis // produktdesign«

 

 

2001-2003

 

_red dot award // product design

 

_design+plus award

 

_if award // product design

 

_if award // product design

 

_red dot award // product design

 

_special award for product design in »nordrhein-westfalen«

 

_»focus open« // international design award of baden württemberg

 

 

 

 

 

current links to research projects and editions (publications)

 

 

 

_report »design & research« // 1. edition of innovation management support download the pdf

 

_various reports in newspapers, professional magazines and catalogues

 

 

 

 

membership, boards of trustees, jury work // selection

 

_programm advisor »urban art ruhr«

 

_advisor »echo« german music award (similar to grammy)

 

_advisor forum »d‘avignon« ruhr

 

_member of the board of trustees »ecce» (european center of creative economie)

 

_spokesman of the conference of presidents of nrw´s music and art colleges

 

_member of conference of presidents of german conservatories

 

_chairman of the board of »folkwang foundation«

 

_consultant for the strategy process »essen.2030«

 

_shareholder of the folkwang agentur gmbh

 

_member of the department council ifpom (institution for popular music)

 

_member of »univercity bochum« // an alliance of all universities of bochum

 

_member of vdid // verein deutscher industrie designer

 

_jury member »cms purus design award« berlin

 

_jury member n.i.c.e award

 

 

 

 

accrediation // selection

 

_chairmanship first accreditation »acquin»

 

_design department of udk, berlin

 

_chairmanship reaccreditation

 

_new design university (ndu) st. pölten, austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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