Philipp Steffens was born in Bochum in 1964. After graduating from high school, he first completed an apprenticeship as a piano maker in Berlin. Later he studied Industrial Design in Wuppertal and Saint Etienne (F). In addition to working as a freelance consultant and product designer, he has been teaching design students in the field of CAD and rapid prototyping since April 2000 - first at the University of Duisburg-Essen, then at the University of Bolzano (I) and since 2008 at the Folkwang University of the Arts. Since 2014 he has also been a volunteer for KölnDesign, a regional association of photographers, artists and designers.
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