About Lars

Lars Bild

1970 BORN IN FRANKFURT/MAIN

1989-1994 FINE ART STUDIES
INSPIRED BY A STAY IN NEW YORK LARGE SIZED WALL
PAINTINGS ARE COMPOSED

1993-1994 ORDER WORKS FOR THE "THEATER DES WESTEN"
IN BERLIN IN THE PAINTING AREA

SINCE 1993 EXHIBITIONS IN MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

SINCE 1994 LARGE SIZE MURAL PAINTING AND ART AT
BUILDINGS AT HOME AND ABROAD

1997 FOUNDATION OF THE ART STUDIO AND GALLERY
"DRAHTWERK" NEAR FRANKFURT/MAIN

1998 SPECIALIZATION ON SURFACEDESIGN FOR LAMINATES
AND WALLPAPER

2000 CLAERE-ROEDER-MUENCH ART PRIZE OF THE CITY
OF HANAU

SINCE 2001 INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS AND INTERIOR DESIGN
SOLUTIONS FOR BRANDED COMPANIES

SINCE 2002 DEVELOPMENTS FOR FURNITURE AND
ROOMCONCEPTS WITH GRAPHICAL SURFACES IN
COOPERATION WITH RESOPAL®

SINCE 2006 DISTRIBUTION OF THE CONTZEN COLLECTION
BY WILSONART THAILAND IN ASIA, AUSTRALIA AND
MIDDLE EAST

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF GRAPHICAL
FLOOR LAMINATE BY PARADOR

2007 RELEASE OF THE RESOPAL BOOKLET
"GRAPHICAL CONTZEN'TRATION" COLLECTION LARS CONTZEN

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE FIRST WALLPAPER
COLLECTION "CONTZEN 1" BY A.S. CREATION TAPETEN AG

2008 CREATION OF THE "RESOFLOOR®" DESIGN COLLECTION
FOR FLOOR PANELS AND THE NEW SURFACE
"PI - PURE IDENTITY" FOR RESOPAL, GERMANY

FURNITURE DESIGN "MULTITOOL" IS NOMINATED FOR THE
"DESIGN AWARD OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY 2009"

ABOUT 10 MILLION SOLD SQUAREMETERS OF
CONTZEN WALLPAPER WORLDWIDE

2009 INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF CONTZEN DESIGN
IN GLASS BY GLAS TROESCH, GERMANY

CONTZEN DESIGN ON WATERRESISTANT FLOORPANELS
"SPA STYLING®" BY RESOPAL®

RELEASE OF THE RESOPAL BOOKLET
"GRAPHICAL CONTZEN'TRATION 2" COLLECTION LARS CONTZEN

INTERZUM AWARD 2009 FOR THE SURFACE
"PI - PURE IDENTITY" BY RESOPAL®


INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE SECOND WALLPAPER
COLLECTION "CONTZEN 2" BY A.S. CREATION TAPETEN AG

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE THIRD WALLPAPER
COLLECTION "PAPERS" BY A.S. CREATION TAPETEN AG

WINNER OF THE "ADAM AWARD" - GOLD
"BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND AND FAIR PRESENTATION"
(CATEGORY XL) DESIGN AND CONCEPTION FOR THE
FAIR EXHIBITION OF RESOPAL AT THE INTERZUM IN COLOGNE

NOMINATED FOR THE ARCHITECTURE PRIZE "FARBE-STRUKTUR-
OBERFLÄCHE 2010" ("COLOUR-STRUCTURE-SURFACE 2010")
FROM
THE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE "AIT" AND "CAPAROL"

2010 
THE MATERIAL EUROLAMEX METALLIC OF GLAS TROESCH GMBH
FINISHED WITH THE SURFACE DESIGN "FLOATING FOAM"
OF LARS CONTZEN WINS THE "IF MATERIAL AWARD 2010"

FOUNDATION OF THE LABEL COLOURCOURAGE®, BASED ON THE
VISION OF MATCHING COLOURS BETWEEN DIFFERENT COMPANIES
AND MATERIALS

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF CONTZEN DESIGN ON FABRICS
AND COLOURCOURAGE®-TEXTILES BY "INDES WOHNTEXTIL GMBH"

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF CONTZEN
COLOURCOURAGE®-CARPETS BY "GOLZE GMBH"

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF CONTZEN FURNITURE,
BASED ON THE COLOURCOURAGE®-CONCEPT
BY ATELIER SCHNEEWEISS GMBH

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF A COLOURCOURAGE®-PLAIN
COLOUR RANGE FOR GLASS BY GLAS "TROESCH GMBH"

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF A COLOURCOURAGE®-PLAIN
COLOUR RANGE FOR WALLPAPER "COLOURS BY ROLL" BY
"A.S. CREATION TAPETEN AG"

RELEASE OF THE TEXTILE COLLECTION "CONTZEN 1/2" FOR
INDES FUGGERHAUS, GERMANY

ABOUT 15 MILLION SQUAREMETERS WALLPAPER WITH CONTZEN
DESIGN ARE SOLD WORLDWIDE.

2011 RELEASE OF A CONTZEN GLASS-DOOR COLLECTION
ABOUT THE BRAND "DIAMOND DOORS"

CREATION OF THE SURFACE "WG - WHISPERING GRASS" FOR
RESOPAL®

INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE THIRD WALLPAPER
COLLECTION "CONTZEN 3" BY A.S. CREATION TAPETEN AG

CREATION OF THE SURFACE "CUBIX" FOR RESOPAL®

RELEASE OF THE TEXTILE COLLECTION "CONTZEN 3" FOR
INDES FUGGERHAUS, GERMANY

RELEASE OF THE CONTZEN CAOUCHOUC FLOORING "CROSSLINE"
DESIGNED FOR NORA® SYSTEMS, BASED ON THE COLOUR CONCEPT
COLOURCOURAGE®, INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION

ABOUT 30 MILLION SQUAREMETERS OF CONTZEN WALLPAPER
SOLD WORLDWIDE.

2012 LARS CONTZEN WINS THE "GOOD DESIGN" AWARD FOR "norament® 926
crossline" RUBBER FLOORING, MANUFACTURED BY nora systems GmbH.
GOOD DESIGN IS A DESIGN PRIZE FROM THE CHICAGO ATHENAEUM MUSEUM OF
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN.

2013 RELEASE OF THE NEW WALLPAPER COLLECTION "MARTRICS", DESIGNED
FOR A.S.CREATION TAPETEN AG, INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION

2014 RELEASE OF THE LARS CONTZEN CARPET COLLECTION
"contzencolours®", PRODUCER GOLZE GMBH, ASTRA
INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION

RELEASE OF THE SECOND COLLECTION OF "colourcourage®" CARPETS,
PRODUCER GOLZE GMBH, ASTRA
INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION

RELEASE OF THE "CONTZEN MATS" (DOOR MAT COLLECTION)
PRODUCER GOLZE GMBH, ASTRA
INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION

LARS CONTZEN STARTS THE EUROPEAN TOUR "IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT COLOUR"
WITH HIS SPECIALLY PREPAIRED "COLOUR SEARCH VAN"
TO SEEK COLOURS IN CULTURE AND NATURE OF DIFFERENT EUROPEAN COUNTRIES.

CREATION OF AN INDEPENDENT COLOUR SYSTEM OF 160 COLOUR TONES
FOR A SERIAL PRODUCTION OF WALL PAINT

CONTRACT PARTNERSHIP TO ONE OF THE LEADING WALL PAINT FACTORIES
OF EUROPE, J.W. OSTENDORF GMBH & CO KG

2015 RELEASE OF THE LARS CONTZEN WALLPAPER COLLECTION
"CONTZEN FOUR", DESIGNED FOR A.S.CREATION TAPETEN AG,
INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION

STARTING POINT OF PRODUCTION OF LARS CONTZEN-WALL PAINT,
PRODUCED BY J.W. OSTENDORF, GOING TO BE RELEASED UNDER THE BRAND OF
"COLOURCOURAGE© - IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT COLOUR".

LICENCE CONTRACT WITH WILSONART USA FOR PRODUCTION AND INTERNATIONAL
DISTRIBUTION OF A RANGE OF GRAPHICAL MATT/GLOSSY SURFACES,
DESIGNED BY LARS CONTZEN