Martin Beeh is a graduate in Industrial Design from Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Germany and the ENSCI-Les Ateliers, Paris, and completed a postgraduate course in business administration. In 1995, he
became design coordinator at Décathlon in Lille, France, in 1997 senior designer at Electrolux Industrial Design Center Nuremberg and Stockholm, and furthermore became design manager at Electrolux Industrial Design Center Pordenone, Italy, in 2001. He is a laureate of several design awards as well as the founder and director of the renowned student design competition “Electrolux Design Lab”. In 2006, he became general manager of the German office of the materials library Material ConneXion in Cologne. Three years later, he founded the design office beeh_innovation. Martin Beeh lectured at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, the University of Applied Sciences
Schwäbisch Gmünd and the University of Applied Sciences Hamm-Lippstadt, and was professor for design management at the University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe in Lemgo from 2012 to 2015. He has furthermore developed the conference format “materials.cologne” as a dialogue platform for materials, design and innovation.