Guangzhou, China 28.-31. 03. 2024

Consultant

2023-2024

CIFM / guangzhou-interzum

Dick Spierenburg 

Dick Spierenburg studied Architecture at Delft University of Technology and Interior & Product Design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. He joined the Dutch manufacturer Castelijn which produced many of his furniture designs. Spierenburg remained with the company for over fifteen years, in the last period as managing and creative director.

His involvement with interior design events dates back from 1995. He started and managed three leading permanent interior design exhibitions in Amsterdam, NIC, Pakhuis Amsterdam and Post CS.

Parallel to these activities Dick Spierenburg started KBDS with Dutch designer Karel Boonzaaijer in 2001. They designed for Arco, Artifort, Castelijn, Gelderland, Hollands Licht, Minotti Italia, Montis and Moroso. In 2009 Spierenburg started his own design studio.

In Germany, he co-ordinated the initiative Design Post, a design and interior showroom for international brands and got appointed consultant. Since 2011, he is creative director of the imm cologne furniture fair. For the 2010 edition of this international interior fair, he created the concepts for Pure Village and in 2015 Pure Platforms: Environments with an integrated architecture for compact presentation spaces for exhibitors showing interior design collections or solo products. Yearly, new concepts are created such as Pure Editions and pavilions for lounges and installations.

He did the architectural design of offices, factories and private houses for own use. His house is both family home and laboratory for new interior and product designs.

Since 2014 Dick Spierenburg is consultant for the Orgatec-the trade fair for the modern work environment. With his studio, he focuses on the design of exhibitions (MAKK museum) and booth concepts for interior brands such as Thonet and Linak.


CIFM / guangzhou-interzum

Hon.-Prof. Dr. Sascha Peters 

Hon.-Prof. Dr. Sascha Peters is the founder and owner of the future agency HAUTE INNOVATION in Berlin. With his expertise from more than 20 years of consultancy and development work, he is one of the most renowned material experts and trend scouts in Europe. He is the author of numerous specialist books, some of which enjoy the status of standard works for university education. 

Since 2014 he has been a member of the advisory board of the promotion initiative "Twenty20 – Partnership for Innovation" on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. 

Since 2018 Peters is part of the advisory board of the German Association of 3D Printing e.V. 

From 2015 to 2021, Hon.-Prof. Dr. Peters was consistently appointed to the jury of the renowned Red Dot Award Product Design. He is a sought-after speaker on innovations in the areas of sustainability, smart materials and additive production and has given over 200 lectures worldwide. 

In autumn 2019 he was appointed honorary professor at the HAWK in Hildesheim.

CIFM / guangzhou-interzum

Kristina Meyer 

Kristina Meyer studied product design at Kunsthochschule Kassel with a focus on furniture design. After completing an internship at Montgomery & Pfeiffer in San Francisco, she worked as a designer in the area of trade fair and exhibition design in Cologne and spent several years working for furniture manufacturer röhr in East Westphalia.

In 2003, Kristina Meyer founded the design office "byform produktdesign" in Cologne. She has been working with Thorsten Rosenstengel since 2006. Her design office specializes in the design of products in the kitchen and furniture industry and also cooperates with numerous companies from the supplier industry. In product development, special attention is paid to new technologies as well as social trends and changes. In 2023, byform produktdesign curated the special show at interzum in Cologne and initiated an exchange within the fittings industry on the topics of sustainability and transformation to a circular economy.

Many of her works have been awarded. The recent awards include the Winner of the Red Dot Award 2022, the German Design Award special 2022 and the German Innovation Award 2021. In addition, Kristina Meyer was involved as an expert in the expert committee of the TRENDFILTER® in 2020 and was a jury member of the interzum Award in Cologne in 2023.