Timeline

1944
Born in Potsdam, Germany
1960–1970
After high school, studied art, art education, and the psychology of advertising at various schools in Germany
1970
Took part in a Constanza magazine fashion competition. He and his wife won all three awards
1970–1971
Worked as a fashion editor
1971–1980
Designed for numerous fashion companies in Italy, France and Germany
1982
Presented his own prêt‐a‐porter women's collection
1985
Presented his first men's collection
1985–1987
Honorary professor at Berlin's college of arts where he taught classes in design
1990–1999
Designed dinnerware pieces for Meißener porcelain manufacturers during the 1990s.
1987–2001
Founded JOOP!
2003–2011
Founded Wunderkind, for which he currently works

Exhibitions

2009
Kunsthalle Rostock
2002
Kunsthaus Avantgarde, Apolda
2001
Galerie Picture Show, Berlin
1995
Kunstmuseum Wolfburg