Alexander Neumeister is a high-tech industrial designer, who lives both in Germany and Brazil. As graduate of the Ulm School of Design and a one-year scholarship student at the Tokyo University of Arts, he specialised in the fields of medicine, professional electronics and transportation. Among some of his best-known works are the “Transrapid” maglev trains, the German ICE trains, the Japanese Shinkansen “Nozomi 500”, as well as numerous regional trains and subways for Japan, China and Brazil, and the C1 and C2 trains for the Munich metro.
Aside from working on projects for large German companies, he was design consultant for Hitachi/Japan for 21 years. From 1983 to 1987, he was board member and later vice-president of the World Design Organization (formerly Icsid). In 1992, Alexander Neumeister and his team received the honorary title “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year”. In November 2011, he was awarded the design prize of the city of Munich and in January 2015, he won the EU’s “European Railway Award” in recognition of his contribution to railway design.