Thomas Feichtner is an internationally established product designer. He was born in Brazil and grew up in Austria. He studied industrial design at the University of Artistic and Industrial Design in Linz. Frequently presented at international exhibitions, his work falls between industry and manufacturing, series productions and individual pieces. He has received international design awards and his works have been incorporated into numerous design collections. In 2010, the monograph “Thomas Feichtner – Edge to Edge” was showcased by MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art and published by Birkhäuser. From 2009 to 2014, Feichtner was a Professor of Product Design at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel, Germany, and was awarded the Austrian National Design Award in 2011. He lives and works in Vienna with his wife Simone.
I see design principally as a piece of autonomy. At a time when all of us wake up to the same ringtone from the same cell phone and use the same software on the computer, it’s time for alternatives.