Board Member iF Design Foundation

Fritz Frenkler is co-founder of f/p design GmbH with offices in Munich and Berlin and a subsidiary in Kyoto. After graduating in industrial design from the HBK Braunschweig, he worked for frogdesign Germany and USA. He then took over the development and management of frogdesign Asia in Tokyo. He was managing director at wiege Wilkhahn Entwicklungsgesellschaft, head of design at Deutsche Bahn AG and managing director of Deutsche Bahn Medien GmbH. From 1995 to 1999 he was treasurer of ICSID (now WDO); since 1999, he has been a regional advisor for the World Design Organization (WDO).

In 2005, Fritz Frenkler was appointed honorary professor of industrial design at the HBK Braunschweig. From 2006 to 2020, he was professor of industrial design at the Department of Architecture, Technical University of Munich (TUM). In October 2020, the TUM awarded him the title "Emeritus of Excellence" in the Senior Excellence Faculty.

Since 2013, Fritz Frenkler has been a member of the Architectural Arts Section of the Academy of Arts (AdK), Berlin; in 2021, he was appointed director of the Section. Fritz Frenkler has been chairman of the iF DESIGN AWARD jury since 1995. He has also been a board member of the iF Design Foundation since April 2018.