Klaus Franck, born in1932, studied at the Academy of Design in Ulm (HfG). After that, he worked at the Institut für Industrialisiertes Bauen (Institute for Industrialized Building), he was a free-lance architect, graphic designer and author; amongst other projects, he was Head of Lufthansa’s Interior Design Group and lectured at the HfG and the Fachhochschule in Hanover. From 1971 to 1985, he was Head of the Wilkhahn Design Department which was later to become an independent company under the name of wiege. After seven more years as Managing Director of wiege, he left to set up business on his own. Today he lives in Moraira, Spain, and works there as a free-lance designer. As a product designer, interior designer, art director and author, he has constantly retranslated the legacy of the HfG Ulm into a new language and had a formative influence on corporate development at Wilkhahn.