Pile Alle' 43
C. Herforth MDD
Management and Ownership
I have been in Design
and development business more than 25 Years.
aspects as owner, leader, administrator and responsible for
the customer relations have been carried out in my own
Industrial Design firm since 1982.
Before this I had the
same functions in my Architect Office for 6 years with up to 9
(Main working field low energy and ecological
5 years as member of the board in
Management and production
In my own firm, as
consultant for others and as employee, I have had the overall
project management of development and product projects.
I have been responsible for product
series, single products and parts of products - often in
co-working groups of specialists,
Building of communities
for multiple families, low-energy-schools, family houses and
system houses for the German market.
Supervisor for the
guiding committee in the Ministry of Housing on experimental
Among the customers
- Design constancy for "Eleven Danes Design" (5
years) and M.Trägaardh Design
- PC and CAD/CAM consultant
for Arkitekttegnestuen S.Bornak and Tupo plastic industry,
- Industrial development consultant for Sri
- Windmill consultant in Altamont,
California for investment groups.
- Environmental design
consultant for Miljøstyrelsen in Denmark and writing official
report "Miljøprojekt nr. 171" Design of garbage bin's.
Consultant as specialist in earthbuilding for Minestery of
Housing. (Resulting in a book " Earth as building
- Consultant in Energy Policy for the Ministry of Trade
and Commerce. Writing public information material on supply,
technology and planning.
As a part of many kinds of teams and project groups, I
enjoy co-operation, teamwork and learning new
I am said to be
good in getting things and teams to work in an open, social
and dynamic spirit. And to get the work properly done in time
I like to learn and listen - and enjoy to have any
function in working groups, when I like the people I work
I have been taking care of the
relations, the service, the follow-up, timeplanning and
I am used to work
on an international basis. Working from Denmark, using the
internet - or travelling and staying for periods on location
in both industrial and developing countries.
Uganda's "VisitUganda" website is under discussion
As one of the selected industrial designers, I participate
in the campaign, that the Foreign Ministry runs in Japan and
As the first non-american designer, I developed a series of
loudspeakers for Harman Kardon / JBL in California.
I have developed products and been PC consultant for a plastic
industry in Shenzen, China. Today I represent this factory,
selling moulds to other plastic industries.
In Sri Lanka, I have developed industrial ideas for local
In Thailand a private house was designed.
In California, I have worked with and checked windmill parks.
In Nepal I lived 1 year in a remote village. Languages Speaks,
works and write English. Speaks usable German.
development and Design
Industrial Designer I have more than 30 products on the market
- and developed many more.
Electric Car, NaturalGas equipment and system buildings, loud-speakers,
digital equipment, office equipment and -furniture's, "no-cost"
stove for UN, newspaper stands, medical and surgery benches,
bus-stop shelters, playground structures, handicap equipment,
containers, graphical products and logo's, machines, several
products in plastics...
As Architect experimental
0-energy buildings, use and development of alternative energy
units and earth-houses have been carried out.
First allowances in Denmark for a windgenerator adapted
to the public electricity net, and the first use of
biological disintegrating toilet ("multrum").
new technology and materials have been tested.
technology and Materials
My Industrial Design customers represent industry in
Constant updating knowledge on production
technique and materials is a basic demand. I have worked a lot
in plastics, in almost all molding techniques.
represent a Chinese factory in selling and offering support on
moulds for plastic industry.
Since 1998 Web Design
have been the dominant activity.
My office have developed website's for organisations
From simple solutions to advanced data-based website's
with intra- and extranet.
- Interactive public service website's,
- Serverbased web based systems with
intra- & internet for organizations
- Websites for industrial company's
Find links to finished website's at
We do also work in a network with other specialists
in Denmark and US.
The Web media and the tools are different from industrial
But there are very many conditions, methods of development,
management and customer relations, that are similar
to design and development of physical products.
Experiences in design-processes and co-operation with
firms and industries combined with an education as
Webmaster in web-tools is a strong position.
Both for creating web-site's and as web-project manager.
Having "both languages" my function could also be
to bring the "wild, young webtechnic-masters" together
with their customers.
Computer and IT
I have used PC as tool since 386's and DOS was the most
Today it is Win2000 workstations and regularly upgraded
hard- and software. Learning new versions and programs
Most dominant programs and tools for IT and Web are
in constant use.
Drawing tools. Projection in 2 & 3D and solid
- AutoCad all versions from 6 to 14 and newest 2000.
- Some use of 3D Studio Max.
Communication and administration.
- Different operational Systems and their maintenance-
and control programs.
- Office programs, mostly Word and Excel.
- Communication with e-mail, ICQ, videoconferencing
(Whole projects like one in China have been made with
Manuscript for the movie "Naturlig Energi" (natural energy).
Writer, graphic planner and illustrator on:
- "Nogle oplysninger om den jord, vi sammen lever
på" - a book on our situation on the Earth and our
environment. The basic book that financed the beginning
of the environmental movement in denmark NOAH. 9 reprints.
- "Sol - Vind, en håndbog", a handbook on solar and
wind energy. 5 reprints.
- More handbooks on ecology and energy.
- Columnist on Information - a Danish newspaper.
- Articles in books and magazines and for WTO.
I have been a teacher,
a censor and giving lectures on architect-, design-
and building technology academy's and schools.
4 Years at the Royal Academy of Art in building and
Special initiator and teacher in design and ecology
at The Design School of Denmark at courses in 3 years.
Graduation censor at schools around in Denmark and
Architect and Industrial Designer from The Royal Academy
of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.
Webmaster from Hadar
PC seminars on AutoCad and 3D Studio Max.
In the very first
environmental movement in Denmark. Have been co-organizer
in Danish NOAH, OVE and OOA and worked voluntarily
in more than 15 years.
I am political organized, member of local boards and
part in a boat collective.
I organized and carried a 1 year project in Nepal
out followed up with an exhibition on daily life in
The National Museum and a book.
and energy questions and politics have been a guiding
line in all my life.
Open Air and Travel
hiking and trekking are main interests.
Last areas outside Europe have been:
- Southern Egypt diving
- Tanzania by tent in parks
- Seychelles 3 weeks
- Laos & Thailand for 5 weeks
- 6 weeks in South
- Central America in 8 weeks
- 5 months in Nepal, India and Thailand.
Sailing have been a passion since childhood. Boats
from dinghies to 45" Yawl.
Almost the same 14 friends have had boats together
in 21 years.
Many summers in the rocky archipelago of Sweden and
Sailing in the Indian Ocean around Thailand and Burma.
In the race Zealand around 11 times, mostly as skipper,
but do like all other functions in the team as well.
Scuba diving latest in Thailand, Honduras and South
Africa, Zanzibar, Egypt,
Downhill skiing in the latest 10 years.