Hans Georg Bellmann was born in Turgi in Switzerland in 1911. He completed a three-year apprenticeship as a draughtsman in Baden and in 1931 he started to study at the Bauhaus in Dessau/Berlin. Until 1933 Bellmann attended courses held by Kandinsky, Arndt, Albers and Mies van der Rohe amongst others, following the latter to Berlin after obtaining his Bauhaus Diploma. He returned to Switzerland and until 1938 he collaborated with Wohnbedarf AG in Zurich where he focused on housing and furnishing issues. In 1948 Bellmann set up his own business in Zurich. In 1952 he designed the controversial “Einpunkt-Stuhl” (lit. “one-point chair”) together with Max Bill. The issue was the usage of a wooden seat shell. In 1953/54 Max Bill arranged a lectureship for him in Ulm at the Hochschule für Gestaltung (Academy of Design) on interior design. Bellmann die in Muri, Switzerland in 1990.