Gerhard Reichert was born in Ravensburg, Germany in 1962. After graduating from the University of Applied Science Weingarten with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he continued his education in integral design at the SADK Stuttgart. During his studies he started working for the Siemens Design Center.
He developed a new modular-carsystems for SKODA in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute. He worked as the project manager at MH Design Engineering in Switzerland and Germany between 1993-1997.
In 1997 he was invited to Milan by Michele De Lucchi to work with him. He founded his own studio "Reichert- Design" and started to give designlectures in 2004 at the Aachen University of Applied Science. He then accepted the offer from the University of Applied Science Schwabisch Gmünd in 2007 to become part of its faculty.
His areas of expertise are office furniture design, interiors, lightening units and industrial and medical products. He is also an active member of several design juries as an expert, advisor and member.