having graduated with a degree in industrial design from the academy of fine arts braunschweig, fritz frenkler worked for frogdesign germany and usa. in 1986, he set up and lead frogdesign asia in tokyo. from 1992 to 1997 he held the position of general manager of wiege wilkhahn entwicklungsgesellschaft, before becoming head of design at deutsche bahn ag and general manager of deutsche bahn medien gmbh. in addition to his tasks at f/p design, fritz frenkler holds several positions in organisations and juries. he has been chairman of the if product design award jury for
many years and was a board member of the if industrie forum design e.v.. since april 2018 he is a member of the board of the iF design foundation. he is a regional advisor of wdo (world design organisation, formerly icsid), montreal and member of the academy of arts, berlin, section architecture. in 2005 fritz frenkler was nominated as a honorary professor in the department of industrial design at the academy of fine arts braunschweig. since 2006 he holds a chair as university professor in industrial design at the technische universität münchen (tum).
f/p design develops and creates products and services in the field of industrial design, user interface design, architectural design and communication design.
In addition, f/p design advises prestigious companies regarding design strategy and corporate design. f/p design works for clients in europe, asia and north america.
f/p design was founded in 2000 by the two designers fritz frenkler and anette ponholzer. in october 2017 anette ponholzer retired from the management.
eleven industrial designers and design engineers work together to make up f/p design in germany and japan and alongside a network of architects, engineers, modellers and photographers.
in its history, f/p design has won 62 design awards, including gold in the g-mark, gold in the german design award, gold in the ddc design award and gold, silver and best of category in the if product design award.
selected design awards:
g-mark good design award, japan
german design award, germany
if product design award, germany
if communication design award, germany
red dot award: product design, germany
universal design award, germany
ddc design award, germany
best of neocon award, usa
chicago athenaeum good design award, usa