Birgit Lohmann Designboom

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Birgit Lohmann studied industrial design in Florence before moving to Milan, where she has lived and worked, since 1987. For 20 years she practiced as a designer and product development manager for a number of italian architects and master designers, including Achille Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti, Bruno Munari, Enzo Mari and Renzo Piano. She has also worked as a design historian for justice departments and international auction houses. As a researcher and lecturer, Birgit Lohmann has conducted seminars on industrial design at a number of prestigious international universities. In 1999 she co-founded designboom, where she is currently editor-in-chief, head of educational programming and curator for international exhibitions.