Gerd BulthaupBulthaup GmbH & Co. KGAich, Germany
Gerd Bulthaup (*1944) took over the helm of the family firm in 1078. Established in 1944, bulthaup is a market leader in designer kitchens, its practial "butcher block" becoming a characteristic bulthaup design feature. The company created a milestone in kitchen history in 1988 when it launched its kitchen workbench, and set new benchmarks in 1992 with the introduction of tis system 25. Gerd Bulthaup has been on the board of directors and a partner in the firm since 2003. He lives in Munich and Engadin.