Kuno Prey was born 1958 in San Candido/Innichen, Italy. After completing his education in Art and Design, he began operating in his own studio. His natural curiosity led him to experiment the use of new materials and technologies. He made a name for himself as design consultant for numerous international companies.
His original and ingenious work develops into highly successful products that won many international awards. In 1993 he is appointed Professor of Product Design at the Faculty of Art and Design at the Bauhaus–Universität Weimar, Germany, founded that same year by Prof. Lucius Burckhardt.
Thus, he had the great opportunity to contribute actively to its development right from the beginning. In 2002 he returned to Italy to found the new Faculty of Design and Art at the Free University of Bolzano/Bozen that, guided by him as dean until 2010, is now rated among the most renowned schools in Europe.
Starting from October 2010 he has resumed teaching full time and doing research in product design.
“For me, a 24 year-old with deep roots in the Dolomites, Domus Academy was a true test bed and an opportunity of intellectual enrichment, that I could project myself in a strong international dimension. I remember that at least once a week they would give us lectures and tell us about their creative world with visions of a very distant reality. A really special school of life.”
Online Talk with Chiara Diana | 13.10
Our former student & Chief Design Officer at frog, interviewed by Silvio Cioni.
Preejarumon Kaewmanee finalist at Global Design Graduate Show 2021
Congratulations to our former student Preejarumon Kaewmanee, finalist at Artsthread Global Design Graduate Show 2021 in collaboration with GUCCI.
Online Talk with Ahana Das Sharma | 29.09
Our former student & Senior Consultant at Increff, interviewed by Caterina Lunghi.
Online Talk with Rick Lee | 15.06
Our former student Rick Lee, fashion designer and university professor, interviewed by Caterina Lunghi.