Prof. Dr. Volker Fischer studied art pedagogy, German studies, linguistics and psychology in Kassel, and art history, archaeology, ethnology, German studies and linguistics in Marburg. From 1981 to 1993 he was deputy director of the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt/M., and 1993 to 2012 head curator of product design in the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt/M. From 1992 to 2012 he was an honorary professor at HfG in Offenbach. He has contributed to approx. 1,500 publications on architecture, design and art history.