Architectural and design theorist, historian and critic. Born 1936 in Winterthur, Switzerland. Studied architecture at the EPF Lausanne and the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg. During his forty-year career, he taught at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Lyon, at the University (formerly Hochschule) of Applied Arts Vienna, at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar in Saarbrücken, at the ISIA Florence and at the Faculty of Philosophy (Art History) at the University of Siena.

He has directed several important European cultural institutions, including the Kunsthaus Hamburg, the International Design Centre IDZ Berlin and the Centre de Création Industrielle CCI of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and was president of the DesignLabor Bremerhaven. In addition to his intensive activity as a publicist and author of essays on contemporary art, architecture, design and applied art, he was director of the magazines for culture, architecture and design “Traverse”, Domus”, “Crossing” and “Rassegna”.

Author and curator of numerous exhibitions and conferences on architecture, art and design in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the United States of America, he also worked as a consultant and art director for various companies and cultural institutions in Germany, France, Italy and Austria. He was responsible for the re-edition of historical furniture by the Thonet brothers Vienna.

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