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Herbert Lindinger

Lindinger Design, Hannover, Germany

Herbert Lindinger

Award Participations

  • iF product design award 1999
  • iF product design award 1996
  • iF product design award 1994
  • iF product design award 1993
  • iF product design award 1992
  • iF product design award 1991
  • iF product design award 1990
  • iF product design award 1983
  • iF product design award 1981
  • iF product design award 1978
  • iF product design award 1977
  • iF product design award 1974
  • iF product design award 1972
  • iF product design award 1971


Born 1933 in Wels, studied graphic art and exibition design in Linz. Diploma in product design by the College of Design, Ulm/HfG.

Appointed Assistant Lecturer with H. Gugelot and Otl Aicher until 1961, then Full Lecturer (1962-68) at the College of Design, HfG Ulm. Collaboration on a number of design projects, including the Hamburg urban transit system, Braun radio sets and hi-fi systems, sewing machines for Pfaff and the annual HfG exhibitions in 1958 and 1963. Professor and Director of the Institute for Industrial Design, University of Hannover since 1971. Appointed Dean in 1976, Member of the University Senate 1981-83. 1970-76:President of the VDID (Association of German Industrial Designers). 1971-88:Board member of Rat für Formgebung (Design Council)and member Industrie Forum Design Hannover. Design credits include underground railway systems (Hamburg, Hannover, Stuttgart and Berlin), helecopters (MBB), motor vehicles (MAN, Daimler-Benz), hi-fi equipment (braun), graphics and corporate design (Olivetti, EBV; Heitkamp). Has also designed a number of travelling exhibitions for the national and international circuit, and been involved in the planning and design of large public spaces in Hannover, Darmstadt and Heidelberg.

Winner of the Berlin art prize “Junge Generation” (Young Generation) and various awards for design and architecture. Awarded a gold medal at the Tenth Design Biennale in Ljubljana.

“Good design has become an indispensable economic and cultural requirement for industrial products in the 1990s. In many areas of industry, good design is synonymous with innovation. Even where a product stands or falls by technical innovation, good design plays a vital part in its success. Without the designer´s talents it would be virtually impossible to convey to the consumer any sense of an object´s purpose, reliability and quality in a world increasingly dominated by electronics and other ´abstract´ technologies.” (1996)