Walter Giers - Designers & Architects - Draenert

Walter Giers

Walter Giers (1937-2016) studied at the FH Schwäbisch Gmünd.
After various stays abroad and years as a jazzmusician, in 1995 he founded his office ”Licht und Klang im öffentlichen Raum” in Schwäbisch Gmünd
Teaching assignment at the university of Karlsruhe for Design and Media-Art.

Philosophy:
"In my opinion, for design, architectural art, sound and light in public spaces, etc. well known rules are applicable:
Form does not only follow function - function should be the result of a new idea and form should consider the psychological sensitivties of the recipient, or even manipulate."

  • Nominierung für den Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2006
  • Red Dot "best of the best" 2004

Awards

  • iF – International Forum Design for the city light Puntila
  • Maria-Ensle-Preis of the arts foundation Baden-Württemberg
  • red dot G-14 Quadra-tisch – coffee-table with light- and sound-effects for Draenert „Best of the Best“
  • Designpreis der Federal Republic of Germany 2006: Nomination
  • G-14 Quadra-tisch – coffee-table with light- and sound-effects for Draenert

MUSEUMS

  • Sammlung Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden
  • Allianz Vers.-AG, Berlin
  • Sammlung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Berlin
  • Sammlung Marx, Berlin
  • Städt. Museum, Gelsenkirchen
  • Städt. Galerie, Karlsruhe
  • Museum, Schwäbisch Gmünd
  • Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart
  • Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch
  • Kunstspeicher, Würzburg (Slg.C.Ruppert)

coffee- & side tables