Since 2000 Gunnar Spellmeyer has been Professor for Industrial Design, design and design presentation at the current Faculty III, Design and Media Department. In 2001 he received an honorary professorship at the University of Hefei, China.
Spellmeyer studied in Hannover until 1990, and in 1987 was a co-founder of the Designbüro formfuersorge as well as lecturer at Fachhochschule Köln/KISD, Werkakademie Gestaltung and FHH.
Born in Osnabrück, he designed consumer and investment goods, developed images and also exhibitions.
As a free designer, he today works part-time at spellmeyer design ntwrk on topics relating to strategic and conceptional design, in the field of consumer goods design, food design, packaging design and exhibition design.
Since November 2014, Gunnar Spellmeyer has headed the Entrepreneurship Center of Hochschule Hannover: Nexster, which he has been developing since 2010 with the themes of co-creation, creative foundation and Germany-wide promotion of cultural and creative business.
As deputy chairman of the board for Germany’s largest regional creative network [kre|H|tiv] e.V. he in particular supports the specific interests of creative start-ups.
In the years of his university work, Spellmeyer developed the formats of Mitwisser (together with Prof. Birgit Weller), campus coach, the prototype party (together with Dörte Roloff and Mario Leupold) and the HannoLab (together with Kai Schirmeyer).
In 2015 he was honored with the 1. Prize ›Innovation and Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Award‹ at the University Genova.
»The Master Course inspires me in particular because of its trans disciplinary orientation: an uncommonly varied challenge of understanding and at the same time enhancing the various mind-sets of the design disciplines.«
1st Prize winner of the Lucky Strike Junior Design Award, 1992
Numerous further awards such as Design Plus, iF Design, etc.
Inclusion in the collections: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Neue Sammlung, München; Museum für angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt; Museum August Kestner, Hannover; Vitra Museum, Weil am Rhein.