Heinz Georg Pfaender was born in Heilbronn, Germany and spent his early childhood years in the tiny village of Kleingartach, Wurtemberg, where his father worked as a school teacher. In 1933 the family moved to Stuttgart, where the head of the family continued to work as a teacher. Shortly after WW II had broken out, Heinz´s brother Otto Junior had to join the German Wehrmacht and was sent to France and later to the Soviet Union. He never returned.
Heinz G. Pfaender survived WW II firstly as a 15 to 16 year old "Flak Helfer" (help on an Anti Aircraft Cannon) which was followed by a regular military service in the Wehrmacht (Heinz was then only 17/18 years of age).
After the war he became an architect and later joined and headed the office of Germany´s (then) most influential designer Wilhelm Wagenfeld in Stuttgart.
In the late 1950s Heinz Pfaender moved to Darmstadt, Hesse, married his pride Liselotte and become one of the founders of the local university´s design department. In 1964 Heinz Pfaender followed a 6 months invitation by Pakistan´s government where he consulted the local industry in terms of close to market product design.
During his professional career Dr. Heinz Pfaender wrote several books (e.g. the Schott Guide to Glas) and designed a multitude of items: from small to heavy machinery to daily life goods (knives, trays, vases, lamps etc.). He resigned as a professor in the mid 1990s.
Professor Dr. Heinz Georg Pfaender peacefully passed away on June 8, 2015 - surrounded by his closest family. He left his wife of 57 years, 2 children and 4 grand children behind.
- Created by: P. H. Pfaender
- Added: 22 Jun 2015
- Find A Grave Memorial 148190115
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Heinz Georg Pfaender (13 Jan 1928–8 Jun 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 148190115, citing Alter Friedhof, Darmstadt, Stadtkreis Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany ; Maintained by P. H. Pfaender (contributor 48108932) .