Werner Aisslinger

The works of the designer Werner Aisslinger include everything from experimental and artistic works to industrial design and architecture. Aisslinger delights in making use of the latest technologies and has helped introduce new materials and techniques to the world of product design in instances such as his Soft Cell collection for Zanotta that utalised a unique gel material and the Juli chair for Cappellini which was the first item of furniture to use polyurethane integral foam. The Juli chair became the first German-designed chair to be included as a permanent exhibit at the MoMA in New York since 1964. Innovation is also at the heart of Aisslinger's architectural projects: In particular, the Loftcube; a modular and transportable housing project, has inspired much debate around modular building solutions.

Aisslinger is the recipient and awards such as Milan's Compasso d'Oro, the Design Prize of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Red Dot Award and the FX Award in the UK. His work is exhibited in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the French Fonds National d´Art Contemporain in Paris, the Museum Neue Sammlung in Munich and the Vitra Design Museum in Weil, Germany. Aisslinger has produced furniture for brands such as Cappellini, Zanotta, Magis, Porro and Vitra and worked on product designs and architectural projects with brands like interlübke, Mercedes-Benz, adidas, IC-Berlin, Marc´o Polo, Bombay Sapphire, FSB, thonet, flötotto, berker, Hugo Boss and Younicos i.e. Werner Aisslinger lives and works in Berlin.