Florian Petri was born in Darmstadt, Germany in 1973. After training as cabinet maker he studied Industrial Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt (FHD), Germany and Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Since his diploma in 2002 he works on own projects as well as for design offices like Studio 7.5 and Vogt&Weizenegger. He was involved in projects like the office chair Mirra” for Herman Miller ( Studio 7.5) and “Sinterchair” (Vogt&Weizenegger).
In 2003 Florian Petri started working for the German furniture manufacturer Kaether & Weise. The shelf system “platten_bau” was awarded with red dot “best of the best” in 2005 and nominated for the “Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany” in 2006.
Since 2005 he also works for the Chinese technology company Lenovo in Beijing and designs notebooks for the Chinese and international market.
In addition to his work as Industrial Designer Florian Petri teaches as guest professor for Industrial Design at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), Germany.