The works of the designer Werner Aisslinger cover the spektrum of experimental,
artistic approaches, including industrial design and architecture. He delights
in making use of latest technologies and has helped introduce new materials and
techniques to the world of product design like for his unique gel furniture. The
"Juli chair" was the first item of furniture to use a new type of foam
called "polyurethanintegralfoam" and became the first German chair to
be selected as a permanent exhibit at the MoMA in New York since 1964. In the
process he has created striking designs and received awards from all over the
world from Milan's Compasso d'Oro, to the Design Prize of the Federal
Republic of Germany, to the Red Dot Award or FX Award in the UK.
His work is permanent exhibitet in International Museum collections like the Museum
of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the French Fonds
National d'Art Contemporain in Paris or the Museum Neue Sammlung in Munich
and the vitra design museum collection in Weil, Germany .
Born in Nördlingen, Germany Werner Aisslinger is working and living in Italy
and Germany. He studied science of communication in Munich and Design at the University
of Arts in Berlin. While still a student at the UdK in Berlin, he worked for Ron
Arad and Jasper Morrison in London and Michele de Lucchi in Milan. In 1993 he
set up his studio in Berlin working in productdesign, conceptual design and brand
architecture. He has been involved in architecture projects such as the "loftcube"
a modular housing concept or the interior of "Hotel Daniel2 a designhotel
in Austria finished in 2005.
Werner Aisslinger has been a visiting teacher at the University of Arts in Berlin
in 1994 and the Lahti Design Institute, Finnland in 1997 . From 1998 until 2005
he was a Professor at productdesign-department at the Hochschule für Gestaltung,
vitra, interlübke, classicon, cappellini, porro, zanotta, Mercedes-Benz,
Jaguar, viccarbe, magis, , dab, joquer, adidas, böwer, e-plus, Ideal Form
Team, Jonas & Jonas, View, Zeritalia, smart-travelling, uvex, designhotels,
alape, behr, piure, draenert, Lorenz, Marco Polo, Purple South, stilwerk,
Biegel, Unic design, Bombay Saphire, ZDF, Bertelsmann, crossmobil and others