Mateo Kries is Director of the Vitra Design Museum. He also acts as a writer and curator. His recent works include the book “Total Design” (2010) and exhibitions about Le Corbusier, Issey Miyake, Rudolf Steiner, Arab Domestic Culture, among many others. Kries initiated the Berlin-based festival Designmai and has been teaching history and theory of design at Universities in Hamburg and Berlin. Currently, Mateo Kries is working on the exhibition “Konstantin Grcic- Panorama” opening in spring 2014.