Born in 1944, Jörg Schellmann is a German furniture designer and the owner of an art publishing company. Inspired to make art affordable to all, Schellmann opened his first gallery in Munich in 1969; creating a place that featured prints of many great artists, including Christo, Jenny Holzer, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol. As the owner and publisher of Schellmann Art, he focused on elevating the notoriety of furniture and designers. In 2008, he developed his own furniture design company, where he featured both the work of other designers as well as his own pieces. His design work is most influenced by industrial and commercial objects, often exposing the construction elements and embracing simplicity.