Founder & Editor in Chief / Designboom
Milan (IT), New York (US), Beijing (CN) & Tokyo (JP)
Birgit Lohmann is founder and editor-in-chief of designboom, based in Milan (HQ), New York, Beijing and Tokyo. Established in 1999, designboom.com is the world's first cultural online magazine for art, architecture and technology.
Born in Hamburg, Birgit Lohmann studied industrial design in Florence before moving to Milan, where she has lived and worked since 1987. Eighteen years ago, she was making design projects with the ‘godfathers’ of italian cool: Achille Castiglioni, Elio Fiorucci, Vico Magistretti, Enzo Mari, Bruno Munari and Renzo Piano. She has also worked as a design historian for justice departments and international auction houses. As a researcher and lecturer, she has conducted seminars on industrial design at a number of prestigious international universities.
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