Werner Sauer, born in 1950, studied industrial design at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, and experimental environmental design at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Brunswick. First on a free-lance basis, then employed from 1978, he started off working in the Design Department and then continued at wiege until 1993 before setting up his own design studio in Springe near Hanover. He began as a lecturer at the Fachhochschule Hildesheim/Holzminden, then advanced to Professor, then Dean in 2000, and since 2003 he has been Executive Dean. Werner Sauer is a Member of the Board of the Deutscher Werkbund Nord.