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Michael Lanz

designaffairs GmbH, Graz, Austria

Award Participations

  • iF DESIGN AWARD 2021
  • iF DESIGN AWARD 2020
  • iF DESIGN AWARD 2019
  • iF DESIGN AWARD 2017
  • iF DESIGN AWARD 2016
  • iF concept design award 2014
  • iF material design award 2012
  • iF material design award 2011
  • iF material design award 2010
  • iF material design award 2009


Michael Lanz heads the designaffairs Studio in Munich as its Managing Director. He began his career in the design department at Siemens AG in 1991, which was hived off as designaf(f)airs in 1997. After a management buy-out, Michael was one of four owners/managing directors of designaffairs GmbH from 2007 to mid-2018. At the same time, he was a lecturer for technical design at the TU Dresden in 2007/08 and 2010/11 and head of the institute of “Product & Transportation Design” at the internationally renowned FH Joanneum in Graz, Austria, from April 2014 to July 2018. Since end of July 2018 designaffairs is part of Accenture Industry X.0. (January 2021)