Kuno Prey was born 1958 in San Candido/Innichen (Dolomites, Italy). After completing his education in Art and Design, he begins operating in his own studio. His natural curiosity leads him to experiment the use of new materials and technologies. He makes a name for himself as design consultant for numerous international companies. His original and ingenious work develops into highly successful products that win a host of 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 has the great opportunity to contribute actively to its development right from the beginning. In 2002 he returns 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 reknown schools in Europe. Starting October 2010 he has resumed teaching full time and doing research in product design.