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The research being carried out by Prof. Fritz Frenkler (b. 1954) at the Chair of Industrial Design focuses on the challenges of ecologically justifiable mass production and shifting social patterns due to demographic change, coupled with universal design. Design skills are aligned to the principles of New Functionality (second modernity) favored by Prof. Fritz Frenkler and the scientific orientation of design.

Prof. Frenkler studied industrial design at the Academy of Fine Arts (HBK) in Braunschweig. He was managing director of frogdesign Asia, managed the company wiege Wilkhahn Entwicklungsgesellschaft and worked as head designer for Deutsche Bahn AG. In 2000, he founded f/p design germany gmbh with Anette Ponholzer, followed by the f/p design representation in Japan in 2012. The ongoing success led to the founding of the subsidiary f/p design co.ltd. In 2018 as an independent subsidiary of f/p design gmbh. He was made an honorary professor at HBK Braunschweig in 2005. In 2006, he was appointed full professor of the newly-created Chair of Industrial Design at TUM. Fritz Frenkler is a regional advisor of the wdo (former ICSID) and has been jury chairman of the iF product design awards for many years. Since 2018, he is a board member of the iF Design Foundation, Hanover. Since 2013, fritz frenkler had been a member of the akademie der künste (academy of arts) berlin, section for architecture, and in 2021 he became a director of the architecture section.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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