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bis 2011 Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee (vorher FH Hannover), Berlin, Germany
Vocational training as craftsman, followed by course of study at the Berlin art collage „Workform in Metal“ and period of professional exüeroemce. Followed by course of study in industrial design at the Berlin School of Fine Arts (Hochschule für die bildenden Künste); assistant to Prof. Hans Roericht. Establishment of design office “Design Chemaitis und Strehl” in 1976. Fields of activity:product development and design studies for medical systems, materials testing equipment, mobile communications equipment, office furniture systems, water analysis systems, technical lighting units, tubular steel furniture, workshop installations, promotional gifrs and packaging or such clientsas:AEG, DR. lange, infas, ITT, KM-kabelmetal, Nistac, Pelikan, PHILIPS Medizin-Systeme, RK Toni. Technik, SEL, SILL, WINI Büromöbel (to name but a tew). Various competition prizes and awards. Contributions to numerous exhibitions, e.g. in Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Los Angeles, Stockholm, Warsawa. Professor at the design faculty of the Hannover Technical College(Fachhochschule Hannover) since 1980.
“The design quality of our immediate” product world” is an integral part of our general quality of life and – by extension – our cultural identity. Design depends on broadbases communication. It thus is essential to conduct a permanent dialogue with the public at large on the aesthetic qyality of our product. Such a discourse furthers the responsible and rational development of our industrial civilization with the objective of striking a balance between human factors, industrial production and ecology. Objects which fulfil these criteria and make these values perceptible to the user become part of our everyday culture and help people to cope with their daily lives. The special function of “ Industrie Forum Design Hannover” is to promote this discourse and to encourage universal communication on design issues”. (1993)