Vita

1991

born in Korbach

1959
1977-1980

Apprenticeship as color retoucher at the publishing house of Frankfurter Rundschau, Frankfurt

1983-1990

Study of Fine Arts at the Art University Kassel (HbK Kassel) and HdK Berlin

1990

Completion of the master class program at HdK Berlin

1990-1991

Studio scholarship of the City of Frankfurt am Main and the Jürgen Ponto Foundation

Laureate "Forum Junger Kunst"

1984-2005

Numerous international museum exhibitions et al in Germany, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Netherlands, Israel

1996-1997

"Colored fleece for the high-rise building of the Commerzbank, Frankfurt" - to date the largest transportable painting in the world

1999

Founding of emdelight GmbH for the realization of artistic, architectural projects

1999-2013

Realization of permanent, large-scale artistic projects "Architectural lighting"

1999-2010

Invention of "emdelight-glass" - patent granting and realization of products and projects

2003

Invention "transparent OLED display" and patent grant

2007

Invention of the OLED bulb and patent grant

2009

Invention "OLED grid" and patent grant

2010-2013

Development of the world's first demonstrator of an OLED bulb

2011

Opening of an office in Doha / Qatar (already successful since 2005: government palace, old town, major projects)

2011

"Pearl of the sun" limited invitation competition for a national monument for Qatar (finals)

2013

Founding of emdedesign GmbH and the lighting label OMLED

2013-2016

Development and sales of the first complete OLED luminaire family in the world

2015

Foundation of the EMDE development of light GmbH (research, development, production and distribution of "organic light")

2018

Founding member of the "OLED Licht Forum eV" and OLED experience space in the rooms of  EMDE GmbH

Thomas Emde lives and works in Frankfurt am Main