Christoph Böninger. In 1982, Christoph Böninger developed the world’s first laptop computer as his master thesis project, which is on display at the Munich Pinakothek der Moderne nowadays. He landed his first job with designers Schlagheck & Schultes, from where Herbert Schultes took him along to Siemens. He built up a US office for Siemens in New York for four years, followed by several leading positions in design management until the year 2006. In parallel, he always designed furniture, including four tables for ClassiCon. In 2010, he fulfilled his dream of a furniture production that is not marketing-driven and started the AUERBERG project together with friends and companion. Christoph is Chairman of the iF Design Foundation and serves as a Curator at the University of Halle, Burg Giebichenstein in Germany.