About Bernd Benninghoff
Bernd Benninghoff works as furniture designer and interior architect based in Mainz, Germany. Since 2000, his design studio has developed serial furniture as well as room and exhibition concepts for international clients. For Bernd, objects and spatial context are interrelated. It is important for him to use authentic materials and appropriate manufacturing processes—in search of meaningful design solutions and room experiences with an independent character.As a professor at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Bernd teaches in the field of material technology and leads design projects at the bachelor and master levels. The project series "Material as Design Impulse", which has been continuously implemented since 2009, is the focus of his applied materials research. Together with three partners, he founded the design collective Cabs Design in 2014. The changing activities as a designer and university teacher are mutually dependent, allow inspiring changes of perspective and form the basis for a diverse, open design language.