12 June, 2019 – On 18 June 2019, 7 pm Steffen Reichert will be a guest at the HfG Offenbach. In a lecture at the chair of Prof. Peter Eckart he will report on his current work as a computational designer at Mercedes-Benz Advanced Digital Design and present further, earlier projects from his work as a designer. His work and his career path are characterized by an extraordinary variety:

Steffen Reichert received a diploma in product design (with distinction) from the University of Art and Design (HfG) Offenbach in 2008 and a Master of Science in Design and Computation (SMArchS) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2010.

At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) he also worked as Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant and Class Instructor (2009-2010) and at the Harvard Graduate School of Design as Teaching Assistant in “Computational Design and Material Gestalt Performative Wood” with Prof. Achim Menges (2009).

From 2010-2016 he was a PhD student and Research Associate at the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) in Stuttgart, Germany, where he worked on biologically inspired, anisotropic design systems, in particular on the relationship between form, performance, and production of structures in the macro range.

Since 2016 Steffen Reichert has been working as a computational designer at Daimler AG in the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Digital Design department, in whose cooperation he also completed his doctorate.

His work has received numerous awards (e.g. Bavarian State Prize, Ferchau Art of Engineering, Materialica Design Award, Smart Geometry Champion) and scholarships (e.g. Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, DAAD, Dr. Peter Schaefer Stiftung). His projects are widespread.

Tue, 18 June 2019, 7 p.m., Room 312, Hochschule für Gestaltung, Schlossstr. 31, Offenbach