• Konsthantverk och design vid Steneby
  • Järn & Stål - offentlig gestaltning grundnivå

I am a metal designer and artist specializing in hot working metals. My focus is bringing hot metal work into contemporary architecture, art and culture.  Exchanging ideas with like-minded people is an important aspect in this challenge.  I see educating and mentoring young people, with fresh and unconventional ideas as a way for both student and teacher to further develop their own identity and artistic language.   Traditional hot worked metal is identified by distinct design styles that are still commonly seen around the world.  My goal is to bring this century old profession with all of its techniques into the art of the 21st century.  I believe contemporary design should include a revised use of traditional techniques and materials. In my approach to design I consider all metal processing techniques available to me, but I try to give hot working the central role in my artistic research and experimentation.

Focusing on craft and material experiments I continually work to discover new forms of expression.  For me experimentation is a key element of developing contemporary design.

My projects are all customized for individual customers and because of their particular needs every project requires a new creative approach.  Often my designs are reflections of relevant cultural, ethical, philosophical or social ideas.  Once our themes are identified I figure out ways to consistently implement these ideas throughout my design.  I see my work as a source of visual communication.

http://www.heinerzimmermann.de/

Exhibitions
·    2014 Participation “Applied” Museum Schwaebisch Hall Germany
·    2014 New work at Edition Domberger Stuttgart Germany
·    2013 Objects at Edition Domberger Stuttgart Germany
·    2013 Participation Exhibition Eight@Six Auckland New Zealand
·    2013 Sculpture Park Nääs Sweden
·    2013 Exhibition Hereford College of Art England
·    2012 Solo Exhibition “Light and Growth” Gothenburg Sweden  
·    2012 Participation Kolbermoor Germany
·    2010 Participation “Lichtblick” Heilbronn Germany
·    2010 Participation Kolbermoor Germany
·    2010 State Exhibition Reutlingen Germany
·    2009 Exhibition Danzer Areal Reutlingen Germany
·    2009 Participation EU Nique Karlsruhe Germany
·    2008 Solo Exhibition Gallery Art&Deco Metzingen / Germany
·    2008 Participating Biennale of Art Liverpool
·    2007 Gallery Object Space Auckland/ Neuseeland
·    2006 Artdays Frickenhausen
·    2006 Exhibition HWK Hannover
·    2005 Exhibition Gallery Domberger
·    2005 Exhibition Caniron / Canada
·    2004 Solo Exhibition „in the flow“ Metzingen / Germany
·    2003 Exhibition Insadong Korean Promotion Foundation Seoul / Korea
·    2003 Exhibition 25 Years Firma Flunkert Reutlingen / Germany
·    2002 Solo Exhibition „ In der Webergasse „ Esslingen / Germany
·    2002 Participation at the State Exhibition of Baden Würtemberg / Germany
·    2002 Exhibition „ Guest at Dr.Roller „ Korntal / Germany
·    2002 Exhibition at the Department of Culture New Castle Stuttgart / Germany
·    2001 Exhibition “ Guest at Freia Kurz”
·    2000 Participating Exhibition Cloppenburg Ferro 2000
·    1999 Exhibition with Paul and Christian Town Hall Pliezhausen /  Germany
·    1999 Sculpture Park Ohrtruf Tobiashammer / Thüringen Germany
·    1999 Exhibition Turku / Finland
·    1998 Participating Competition " Innovation " Reutlingen / Germany
·    1998 Exhibition “Falding” Haus der Wirtschaft Stuttgart / Germany
·    1998 Solo Exhibition in the Gallery Art and Deco Metzingen / Germany
·    1997 Exhibiting at the “Artdays” in Nürtingen / Germany
·    1996 Exhibition in Friedrichshafen / Germany
·    1993 Exhibition in the "Space and Object " Stuttgart / Germany

Competitions/Awards

·    2005 First Place Norix Paint Company Image of the work gets on the paint can.
·    2002 official recognition of a free working artist through the Department of Culture  of the Federal Republic of Germany
·    1998 First Place in a Design Competition of the State B.Württemberg Germany
·    1998 Second Place in a Design Competition of the State B.Württemberg Germany
·    1997 Second Place in a Design Competition of the State B.Württemberg Germany
·    1996 Second Place in a Design Competition of the State B.Württemberg Germany
·    1995 First Place in a Design Competition of the State B.Württemberg Germany
·    1991 First Place of the Federal Republic of Germany in Metalwork and Design
·    1991 First Place of the  State Baden-Württemberg in Metalwork and Design
·    1991 First Place of the  County Reutlingen in Metalwork and Design
·    1991 Winner of the Competition " The good Design "

Publications

·    2014 Radio Interview Antenne 1 Stuttgart Germany
·    2013 Publication Foreword Exhibition Catalog Hereford College of Art England ISBN 978-0-9561136-1-0
·    2012 Exhibition Catalogue BA/MA University Gothenburg Sweden
·    2012 Publication Albert Paley Catalog ISBN 978-91-87039-01-0
·    2012 Exhibition Review Magazine Hephaistos 11/12 p.52-53
·    2011 Exhibition Catalogue BA/MA University Gothenburg Sweden
·    2011 Article Magazine “Konstsmide” Sweden
·    2011 Publication Yearbook Hephaistos ISBN  978-3-931951-58-0
·    2011 Publication State book Reutlingen “Einfach gerne hier” ISBN 978-3-9813648-3-5
·    2010 Exhibition Catalogue BA/MA University Gothenburg Sweden
·    2010 State Exhibition Catalogue “Gestaltung, Kunst, Handwerk” p.149
·    2009 Publication „Solid Wrought“ Edition 69 p.16-23
·    2009 Exhibition Catalogue “Eunique” p.22
·    2009 Publication “Der Kunst endlich das Schmieden beibringen” Hephaistos 7/8 p. 12-13
·    2007 Publication „Die Schönheit der reduzierten Ideen“ Hephaistos 3/4 p.6-7
·    2007 Publication Artist Blacksmith Magazine Spring Edition
·    2007 Publication “Campos” Edition 4 p.14
·    2006 Publication “Die Kleine” p.24 ISSN 0948-0021
·    2006 Report ENBW Magazine Edition 02
·    2004 Exhibition Review „Kunst will Handwerk“ Hephaistos 5/6 p. 6-7
·    1997 Exhibition Catalogue “Querschnitt- Metallgestaltung Heute” p.3 ISBN38030-5067-7
·    1989 Publication “Written in Steel” p.64-65 ISBN 951-98003-1-x

Public & private assignment

Public
·    2014 public commission Candle Light Graveyard Tübingen
·    2012 public commission Sign Graveyard Tübingen
·    2012 public commission Ester Candleholder Martin-Luther-Church Sillenbuch
·    2009 public commission for a Wall cross, Candleholders Adventschurch Reutlingen
·    2008 public commission Speech Stand and Candleholders Cemetery Tübingen
·    2007 public commission Gate Crematorium Reutlingen
·    2007 public commission Easter Candleholder Church Pliezhausen
Private
·    2014 Conference Table Hotel Schönbuch Pliezhausen Germany
·    2014 private Railing, Mr. Leusing Walddorf
·    2014 private Railing Mr. Heckel Pliezhausen
·    2014 private Grave sign Mr. Ring Eningen
·    2013 private Railing Mr. Manz Walddorf
·    2013 private commission Gate, Fountain Sabine Schur Metzingen
·    2011 private commission Hotel Schönbuch Outfit Suits
·    2009 private commission for the Gallery Scharping Gate, Fence, Window Grill, Balcony railings Metzingen
·    2008 World Trophy for the 50 year anniversary of the Company Wikus Stuttgart
·    2008 private collection five sculptures Hotel Schönbuch Pliezhausen
·    2008 private commission Grave Marker Mrs. Hartmann Stuttgart
·    2008 private commission Garden Gate Mr. Mohl Waldenbuch
·    2007 private commission two Gates and Fence Mr. Vetter Rübgarten
·    2007 private commission Garden Sculpture Schrempf Esslingen
·    2006 private commission Gate Münzinger Pliezhausen

Scholarships

·    1994 Scholarship UNESCO
·    1992 Scholarship Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft / Köln
·    1991 Scholarship by the Foundation for the Promotion of Young Talents in Vocational Education Bund der Begabtenförderung / Reutlingen
·    1991 Scholarship by the Foundation for the Promotion of Young Talents in Vocational Education Stiftung der Begabtenförderung / Bonn

Lectures and Workshops

·    2014 Lecture Metal Design Meeting Gotha Thüringen Germany
·    2014 Jury member Steel prize Publisher Colemann Cologne Germany
·    2014 Jury member Scandinavian weathervane Competition Danmark
·    2013 Presentation HfT Interior Architecture Stuttgart Germany
·    2013 Presentation HDK Gothenburg Sweden
·    2013 Lecture Master School Göppingen Germany
·    2013 Hereford College of Art England
·    2013 Lecture Metal Groupe State Baden-Württemberg
·    2013 Lecture Eckernförde Germany
·    2012 Lecture University Tallinn Estonia
·    2012 Managing Artist Symposium Rick Smith Steneby Sweden
·    2012 Lectures Meeting Kolbermoor Germany
·    2012 Lecture Meeting Ivano-Frankovsk Ukraine
·    2012 Lecture University Ivano-Frankovsk Ukraine
·    2011 Managing Artist Symposium Albert Paley Steneby Sweden
·    2011 Lecture and Head judge Odda Norway
·    2011 Lecture Meeting Thüringen Germany
·    2011 Lecture Southern Illinois University Carbondale USA
·    2010 Managing Symposium Steneby Sweden
·    2010 Managing Project Biennale Architecture Venice Italy
·    2010 Lecture Master School Göppingen Germany
·    2010 Lecture Kolbermoor Germany
·    2010 Lecture Rennsteig Thüringen Germany
·    2009 Demonstration, Workshop, Lecture Sydney Australia
·    2008 Demonstration and Lecture Kansas City/USA BAM
·    2007 Demonstration and Lecture Ironbridge/ England BABA
·    2007 Jury Member Academy for Design and Craft Ulm / Germany
·    2007 Demonstration and Lecture Auckland/ New Zealand
·    2006 Lecture Master school Göppingen / Germany
·    2004 Demonstration and Lecture Nova Scotia/ Canada Caniron
·    2003 Jury Member GEDOK Reutlingen / Germany
·    2003 Demonstration und Lecture in Kukmin University Art and Design Seoul / Korea
·    2003 Demonstration and Lecture Second Baltic Conference Mynämäki / Finland
·    2002 Workshop Master school Göppingen /  Germany
·    2002 Demonstration und Lecture in Trondheim / Norway
·    2002 Demonstration und Lecture in Sirinö / Finland
·    2002 Demonstration Museum Reutlingen / Germany
·    2001 NWBA Meeting Eugene Oregon / USA
·    2000 Demonstrator Old Castle Stuttgart / Germany
·    2000 Demonstrator and Lector in Oregon / USA
·    1999 Demonstrator at the Sculpture park and  Symposium in Ohrtruf / Germany
·    1999 Lector and Demonstrator in Arcidosso / Italy
·    1999 Lector and Demonstrator First Baltic Conference in Turku / Finland
·    1998 Lector and Demonstrator Workshops in   Dallas and Houston / USA


Consultancy and Seminars

·    2014 second Place in Federal Republic of Germany the “Best Event”  Cooperate Teambuilding
·    2013 third place in Federal Republic of Germany the “Best Event”  Cooperate Teambuilding
·    2009 Exhibition “Teamsculpture” LBBW Bank Stuttgart Germany
·    2008 second place in Federal Republic of Germany the “Best Seminar”  Cooperate Teambuilding
·    2007 fourth place in Federal Republic of Germany the “Best Seminar”  Cooperate Teambuilding
·    2006 sixth place in Federal Republic of Germany the “Best Seminar”  Cooperate Teambuilding
·    2005 starting up with the self developed Cooperate Teambuilding Seminar “Teamsculpture” www.teamsculpture.com

Education and Work Experience

·    2013 Assignment External Examiner Hereford University Wales
·    2012 “First Time Leadership” education, Germany
·    2011 Patron  Collection Sixtus Schmied State Bayern
·    2009 Professorship University Gothenburg Sweden
·    2002 Started own Workshop
·    2001 State Recognition “ Free Working Artist “ through the Department of Culture  of the Federal Republic of Germany
·    1998 Degree European Welding Specialist
·    1998 Master degree
·    1994 Sep. - Dec. Restoration and Blacksmithing Course with Alfred Habermann in Venice / Italy. European Centre for Heritage Crafts and Professions.
·    1992 – 96 Vocational training which included a four-year journey working and visiting with established metal designers/ artists, painters and sculptors in England, Switzerland, USA, Norway and Germany.

o    Herman Gradinger from Germany (www.gradinger-metallgestaltung.de),
o    Olaf Punt from Norway
o    Christian Zimmermann (www.hammerschmiede.com)
o    Alfred Habermann in Italy (www.alfred-habermann.com)
o    Alan Evans from England (www.alanrobertevans.co.uk)
o    Jeffrey Funk from USA
o    James Hawkins Painter Scotland
o    Peter Randal-Page Stone Sculptor

·    1987-1990 Apprenticeship at Paul Zimmermann’s Studio

Memberships

·    VBKW Fine Art Association Württemberg
·    BK German Crafts Association
·    WCC World Crafts Council  Europe

Heiner Zimmermann

heiner.zimmermann [at] hdk.gu.se
+46(0)531- 710 86
Adj. Professor Metallgestaltning