Anke Bernotat divides her time between her own company Bernotat&Co Design Studio in Amsterdam and a lectureship in product design at the Folkwang University in Essen.
Her designs have won numerous awards, including the Red Dot Award, the Innovation Award for Architecture and Office and the IF Design Award, Hannover. Anke Bernotat started her career as a trainee (‘schreiner’); carpenter.
In Germany, that is a traditional and high quality education. There she learned craftsmanship and attention for material and to carefully appreciate details. She then went on to study (Produktgestaltung) product design and lived and worked in Barcelona, Eindhoven (where she taught at the Design Academy) and London.
Anke Bernotat worked for Foster and Partners and Jasper Morrison in London, for n/p/k in the Netherlands and was one of the founders of dmbh. She currently spends her time at her own Bernotat&Co Design Studio in Amsterdam and lecturing in product design at Folkwang Universität in Essen.
Her designs frequently receive awards (including the Red Dot Award, Innovation Award for Architecture and Office, IF Design Award, Hanover). Quote: “Simplicity generates quality”