Timothy Schreiber initially trained in cabinet making in Germany before studying architecture and design at Bauhaus University, Weimar (Germany), University of Stuttgart (Germany) and Westminster University in London (United Kingdom). During and after his studies he worked with a number of signature architects including German Guenther Behinsh and London based Pritzker Price winner Zaha Hadid. In 2003 he spent a year living and working in China where he was involved in the design of the aquatic centre of the 2008 Beijing Olympics (Water cube). Since 2005 he has been paying special attention to the development of bespoke art furniture and objects.
The main cornerstones of Timothy's design approach are a predominantly digital workflow and a strong focus on multi-disciplinarity. He uses a wide range of digital tools to embed various forms of "micro intelligence" and "scientific phenomena" into the concepts of his works. During his design process complex virtual models emerge which are subsequently being materialized choosing the most appropriate available digital or traditional manufacturing methods. from the earliest start to the completion of each of his projects. His highly iconic pieces like his multi award winning Morphogenesis chaise and his red dot award for his artificial intelligence universal table generator are representative for this approach. Timothy draws parallels between the industrial revolution with the resulting emergence of modernism and mass production 100 years ago and the current digital revolution with its forthcoming potential for mass customisation. As a result of this his designs address an extremely broad audience and he therefore calls his style pop modernism.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: Salone del Mobile, Milan 2010: Maison dobject, Paris 2009 100% design, London 2009 Designtide, Tokyo 2009 Salone del Mobile, Milan 2008 100% design, London 2008 IMM , cologne 2008 Designmai Berlin, 2007 AWARDS:wards: LICC London: 2009 finalist: morphogenesis-chaise LICC London: 2009 honourable mention: e-volved table red dot design award: morphogenesis-chaise asahikawa timber chair competition: a-chair timber finalist :premio vico magistretti: shortlisting for my-table 2007 premio vico magistretti: shortlisting for a-chair 2007 red dot design award: e-volve table 2007 idesignawards: home Interior Products 2nd place for pan-07 2007 designspotter PULPO competition: honorable mention for a-chair 2007 red dot design award: pan-07 2006 SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: Hudson, Jennifer, 1000 new designs 2: A 21st-Century Sourcebook. Thames & Hudson, London 2010 Stefano Caggiano, Ogetti Bio tech, Interni, Italy, May 2010 p.81 Frame mag, Holland, May 2010 p.189 Quintana Daniala, Digital organico y natural, Diario Clarn, Argentina, 28th of April 2009 Peter Zeck, Red dot design yearbook 2008, Germany/Singapore, p.105 Re-flect, Germay, August 2008, p.51 Premio Vico Magistretti, Living simplicity in furniture design, Italy, 2007 p.33 p. 85 Peter Zeck, Red dot design yearbook 2007, Germany/Singapore Surface mag, USA, August 2008.p 139 Cesare Art, Italy, December 2007 p.67 Peter Zeck, Red dot design yearbook 2006, Germany/Singapore, p.93 The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, Domain home, p 6, 24th of August 2006,