Gerd Pfarré FIALD, born 1960. founder and managing /design director of pfarré lighting design, an independent lighting design practice in Munich. 2012 co-founder of the publishing company Lighting Press with Frank Koschembar.
1978-81 apprenticeship in carpentry and cabinet-making, first designs for lights and furniture. 1982-85 product and exhibition design in the team of Ingo Maurer. 1987-89 freelance designer in Milan and Berlin. 1989-98 lighting design for Ingo Maurer. Since 1992 independent lighting designer. Professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers IALD since 1998. 2002-05 member of the IALD board of directors. IALD Fellow since 2012. Member of the Deutscher Werkbund. Author specialized in the area of lighting design. Lecturer at the Technical University in Munich and in conferences around the world. Juror for awards programs, recipient of numerous national and international design awards. Since 2012 Co-Editor of the magazine ILLUMINATOR.