Gerd Pfarré FIALD, seit 1992 freier Lichtdesigner. 1998 Gründung von Pfarré Lighting Design, eines herstellerunabhängigen Lichtplanungsbüros in München.

1978-81 Ausbildung zum Bau-und Möbeltischler, Gesellenbrief; freie Holzbildhauerei, erste Leuchten- und Möbelentwürfe. 1982-85 Produkt- und Ausstellungsdesign im Team Ingo Maurer. 1987-89 freier Designer in Mailand und Berlin. 1989-98 Lichtplanung für Ingo Maurer.

Seit 1998 Professional Member in der IALD International Association of Lighting Designers. 2002-2005 Mitglied des IALD-Vorstandes. 2012 Berufung in das IALD College of Fellows. Tätigkeiten als Juror im Bereich Lichtdesign. Gerd Pfarré hält Vorträge an Hochschulen und auf Fachkonferenzen weltweit. 2011-2013 Co-Herausgeber der Print-Edition ILLUMINATOR.

Über 100 nationale und internationale Auszeichnungen, unter anderen den renommiertesten Preis der Branche, den "Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design". 2016 Gewinner des "Lighting Designer of the Year Award" in London. Die Projekte des Büros wurden in mehr als 400 Publikationen veröffentlicht.

 

Gerd Pfarré, FIALD, is a lighting designer since 1992. In 1998 he founded Pfarré Lighting Design, an independent lighting design practice in Munich.

In 1978-81 he completed an apprenticeship in carpentry and cabinet-making with diploma; at that time he was also occupied with free wood carving, and his first designs of luminaires and furniture. From 1982 until 1985 he joined the product and exhibition design team of Ingo Maurer. In 1987-89 he was a freelance designer in Milan and Berlin. During 1989-98 he was part of the lighting design teamin the Ingo Maurer studio.

Since 1998, Gerd is a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers IALD, from 2002-2005 he served as a Member of the IALD Board of Directors. In 2012 he was inducted to the IALD College of Fellows.

Gerd is a frequent speaker at universities and conferences around the world, and a juror in the field of lighting design. From 2011-2013 he was the co-editor of the print edition ILLUMINATOR. His practice is a recipient of over 100 national and international design awards.

On the occasion of the 40th Lighting Design Awards in London 2016, Gerd Pfarré was named "Lighting Designer of the Year“. The projects of Pfarré Lighting Design have been featured in more than 400 publications worldwide.