Michael Sans

Humanities and Sciences


Michael Sans is the managing director, ArtCenter Berlin. He is trained as a cabinet maker, received a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, USA and completed his Masters Degree in Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London. Before opening his own studio in 2003, he worked as an Automotive Designer for VOLKSWAGEN AG, Germany.

Michael‘s past clients include companies such as VOLKSWAGEN AG, AHLERS AG or ADAM OPEL GmbH. He has designed window campaigns and installations for HUGO BOSS, JET SET and PIERRE CARDIN and has developed the new store-concept for BALDESSARINI. Sans has designed furniture for LEBELLO, IDEE and WOLLE ROEDEL.

He had been appointed guest-professor at the "Hochschule fur Gestaltung Braunschweig“ and is currently managing and teaching at the Berlin Satellite studio of ArtCenter College of Design.

In addition to his work for external clients, Sans has collaborated with the Swiss illustrator Gregory Gilbert-Lodge on an on-going art project: SWISSMADEINGERMANY.

In 2008 he launched SANS, an accessories label for very exclusive, hand-made, luxury leather goods. 


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