Herta-Maria Witzemann (1918-1999) had a decisive influence on daily life in Germany in the 1950s. As well as designing countless town halls, spa rooms and administration buildings, she was also responsible for many prominent projects such as the Baden-Württemberg Landtag (state parliament) and the Kanzlerbungalow (Chancellor’s Bungalow) in Bonn.
She also acquired an excellent reputation as a furniture designer, working on behalf of various international manufacturers.
Witzemann shared her knowledge and experience with successive generations of talented interior architects as an author and as a lecturer at the State Academy of Visual Arts in Stuttgart, and from 1972 until 1977 was president of the Association of German Architects.
Her achievements and commitment were not only acknowledged by awards for her exhibitions, but also with the First Class Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.