Bernd Benninghoff works as furniture designer and interior architect based in Mainz, Germany. Since 2000, his design studio has developed serial furniture as well as room and exhibition concepts for international clients. For him, objects and spatial context are interrelated. It is important for him to use authentic materials and appropriate manufacturing processes—in search of meaningful design solutions and room experiences with an independent character.

As a professor at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Bernd Benninghoff teaches in the field of material technology and leads design projects at the bachelor and master levels. The project series „Material as Design Impulse”, which has been continuously implemented since 2009, is the focus of his applied materials research.

1990 – 1995 Study of interior architecture at University of Applied Sciences Rhineland-Palatinate
and Brighton University /UK
1995 – 1996 Collaboration in the architectural office of Gerkan, Marg & Partner, Hamburg
1996 – 2000 Collaboration at Atelier Peter Maly, Hamburg
since 2000 Independent studio for design and interior architecture
2004 – 2007 Lecturer at Victoria University, School of Design, Wellington, New Zealand
since 2007 Professor for furniture design, spatial design und material technology
at University of Applied Sciences Mainz /Department of Design