"Prof. Wolfgang Laubersheimer was born in Bad Kreuznach. After his high-school graduation he completed an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk and then studied metal sculpture in Cologne. In 1982 he founded together with other designers and artists the production company for furniture « Unikate» and in 1985 the design group «Pentagon». As an independent designer or as a member of the group «Pentagon» he participated in countless exhibitions as e.g. «Wohnen von Sinnen», «documenta 8», «Bienale Sao Paolo», «Maßstäbe»in the architectuzre museum Frankfurt, or «Design Horizonte». He participated in many competitions he was invited for, cooperated with companies as e.g.: Swatch, AEG, Mercedes-Benz and Tiffany, has his own production company and leaded guest projects at the Polytechnikum in Hongkong and at the UCLA in Los Angeles. Since 1992 he is a professor for production technology at the Köln International School of Design."