Andreas has a background in electronics and technical engineering and started his career as a software programmer. The production of technical documentations for Dornier Medical Systems was the stepping stone for his move into the design industry. Since 1992, he has been a design consultant to clients including Mercedes-Benz, the Swiss lift manufacturer Schindler and German mobile phone company E-Plus.
He joined Thomas Manss & Company as a partner in 2001, but has remained faithful to his engineering origins. Andreas is a keen follower of any new IT development as long as it sports a little Apple logo somewhere. If you can't get hold of him immediately, he might be busy synchronising his latest generation iPhone or advising the designers on how to rebuild their computers, once their Apple has got the better of them.
Photograph Till Budde