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DID, Braunschweig, Germany
Arno Votteler (born in Freudenstadt, Germany in 1929) is known foremost as a designer of office furnishings, although his creative ouevre is much broader, from ship interiors to the design of the first color television in Germany. Son of a woodworker, Votteler produced his first furniture designs for the Walter Knoll company. He then studied at the Academy of Fine Art under Bauhaus-inspired Herbert Hirche.
Later he held teaching appointments at Brunswick, Brazil, Ohio University, India and China. Most notably was his tenure at the State Academy of Art and Design from 1976 until 1993, where he founded the internationally renowned 'Weissenhof Institute' of interior architecture and furniture design. (2015)