Prof. Mag.art.

Thomas Feichtner

 

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Thomas Feichtner is an internationally established product designer. He was born in Brazil and grew up in Austria. He studied industrial design at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz. He designed numerous products for international brands such as Swarovski, Laufen, Bene, Adidas, Head, Absolut, Augarten Porzellanmanufaktur, J&L Lobmeyr, Neue Wiener Werkstätten, TON and Carl Mertens and 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. International exhibitions at the Triennale di Milano, the International Biennial of Design in Saint Etienne, the Austrian Cultural Forum London as well as the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna followed. His work was honoured with international design awards and have been acquired by various design collections. A personal monograph “Thomas Feichtner – Edge to Edge“ was released by the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art and published by Birkhäuser in 2010. From 2009 to 2014 Feichtner was a professor for product design at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel, Germany and in 2011 he was awarded by the Austrian State Award for Design. Since Oktober 2018 he is Head of Institute of the Bachelor and Master Program Industrial Design at the Joanneum in Graz. He lives and works in Vienna and Graz with his wife Simone.