Studio Furniture and Design for Wood

Professor Emeritus Helmut Lueckenhausen
PhD, FDIA, FRSA, JBK(H) (Malaysia)

Professor Emeritus Lueckenhausen is a leading exponent in the field of studio furniture, having maintained a regular national and international exhibition and lecture program, including forum, conference and workshop presentations. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Germany, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, Iran, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Spain. He is represented in the permanent collections of the Australian National Gallery as well as public galleries and museums in six states and territories, and in Germany. His other major area of practice involves paper engineering for advertising, illustration and exhibition.

In 2015 Prof. Emeritus Lueckenhausen was honoured with the presentation of a survey exhibition of 37 years of his work by the Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia.

Prof. Emeritus Lueckenhausen served as Honorary Secretary of the World Craft Council (a category 'B' NGO of UNESCO) and has served on many national and international boards and committees, including the Design Institute of Australia, Craft Australia, Craft Victoria and committees of the Australia Council.

As President of the Crafts Council of Australia, Prof. Emeritus Lueckenhausen undertook cultural relations visits and projects funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including Government to Government cultural missions such as that to Korea. He has worked in German-funded foreign aid projects for design and market development with craftspeople manufacturing traditional products in Cambodia and Laos.

As a member of the Board of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Wood Innovations, Prof. Emeritus lead the project: Innovative Technologies in the Design and Manufacture of High Value Furniture and Wood Products from microwave-modified wood.

Prof. Emeritus Lueckenhausen was awarded the title of ‘Darjah Utama Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Kenyalang (JBK)(H) by the Governor of Sarawak in 2010 for services to education in Sarawak.

He currently holds the position of Pro Vice Chancellor Design and Globalisation at Torrens University Australia, part of Laureate International Universities,