1970 Born in Munich, 1995-98 Designer in the team of Ingo Maurer,
1998 Diploma in Industrial Design (University of Design Hamburg & Munich).
1999 Constantin Wortmann co-founded the designstudio Büro für Form in Munich, Germany, together with Benjamin Hopf.
The main focus of Büro für Form`s work is on product, interior and lighting design for international manufacturers.
In 2000 Büro für Form had its debut in Milan on Salone Satellite and started cooperations with Habitat, Fingermax, Flötotto and Serien Lighting.
In the coming years the studio kept on showing designs in Milan, Cologne and New York.
The result were projects for Ycami, VIBIA, Slide, Modoluce, Kundalini, Authentics, Koziol and next lighting.
In 2004 Büro für Form started to collaborate with OSRAM, working on future concepts with new lighting technologies (Planon, LED, Oled).
Free design projects for own brand Items by Büro für Form also started in the year 2004.
Benjamin Hopf dropped out of the studio in 2006. Constantin Wortmann solely took over the studio, now called Constantin Wortmann, Büro für Form.
In 2007 Constantin started to work on accessoires for Georg Jensen and Umbra, designs for lighting brand DARK, and several new projects for next lighting.
The red thread of the design is the well-balanced combination of organic shape and geometric elements, sometimes with a bit of humor, creating a particular modern style.
“Products need more then perfect function and ergonomics, they need some poetry!”
Works of Constantin Wortmann, Büro für Form have been featured in many publications, shown on international exhibitions and garnered numerous international design prizes.
"In my designs I like to add a little dose of the unexpected, a little twist. Toying with the viewing habits..."
All portrait fotos by Robert Brembeck.