Forwards, sideways, backwards
by Anna Moldenhauer | 1/25/2019
TOBIAS GRAU GmbH
T: +49 4101 370-0
F: +49 4101 370-1000
After finishing high school, Tobias Grau (born in Hamburg in 1957) initially studied business management in Munich, graduating as a “Diplomkaufmann”.
In 1983, Tobias Grau went to the Parson School of Design in New York, subsequently gathering practical experience in the development department of Knoll International in Pennsylvania.
In 1984, Tobias Grau started out as a freelance designer in Hamburg with interior design projects for the offices of small companies and for fashion stores, designing and implementing luminaires and furniture for these interiors on a per-project basis. On the basis of this work, Tobias Grau developed his first serially produced luminaire collection, which he launched under his own name in 1987 and has subsequently expanded into a premium lighting brand, assisted by his wife Franziska Grau since 1992.
His work focuses on the design and development of new luminaires and lighting systems.