Thomas Schnur, born in 1983, trained as a carpenter and then studied product design at the University of Applied Sciences in Aachen. During his studies he worked for Mathieu Lehanneur in Paris and studied at the École Supérieure d’Art et Design de Saint Étienne. His work has been presented at numerous national and international design platforms: from imm Cologne to Maison et Objet in Paris and the Salone del Mobile in Milan.
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Thomas Schnur has been teaching at the ecosign Design Academy in Cologne since 2016. His concern is not only to design products, but also to implement them with the students. “I see this as a contrast to the form of teaching which today is increasingly concerned with design on the computer”. In 2017 he published the book “Common Things”, which was presented with the exhibition of the same name in Munich, Cologne and Leipzig. For his latest chair design, a stackable wooden chair, he was awarded the German Design Award 2019.