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Head of following companies:


Thinking Urban

AFR – Arkitekt Frederick Rickmann

Strategic Architecture and Urban Design  

DN Aps, Denmark and Taiwan

International Consultants in Innovation and Design       

70 Media Publishing





Frederick Rickmann is one of that new breed of modern design thinkers who can bring new solutions to a wide range of disciplines. From large urban developments in China, to the small intricacies of industrial design, Frederick Rickmann has the ability to run through changes in scale and size - through materials, processes and time. The result is a chain of design based companies that span the globe and the spectrum of design.


AFR is the architectural wing with a mission for creating better cities. The spaces and places within cities that give it life and quality are as much a part of the design as the actual buildings.


DNgroup is probably one of the pioneering international offices in innovation and design in Denmark. The sheer volume of top international awards and recognition gained by DN over the past years pay tribute to the consistent global quality of unorthodox new thinking and design. Check out the AWARDS menu. DN Group is certified as a PREMIUM design house in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

STEENSSEN is a wonderfully imaginative spin-off company from DNgroup, bringing superb sound value in hifi audio equipment to a global audience. The crusade here is to advance peoples' cultural awareness though authentic sound and music. And its all sustainable. STEENSSEN is a one of the fastest growing brands in Asia

Frederick Rickmann is a frequent speaker at many universities and corporate design events across
Scandinavia, Europe and Asia Pacific. As a strategic thinker he is often consulted as a policy advisor by a number of international governmental and private institutions. In addition, Frederick Rickmann is frequently invited to serve as a jury member on international design awards.


Within the design profession, Frederick Rickmann has held the chairmanship of the Association of Danish Designers, was the founding Board Chairman of the Scandinavian Design College and is now a board member of the elite DESIGNSALON.

Nationality: British


English - native fluency
Dansk - flydende [fast boende i Danmark siden 1978]

Français- niveau conversationnel

Deutsch - leichtere Geschäfts- und Konversationsniveau

中國語 – 基礎會話 level 6,真是不敢當,取得如此高階證書本身就是個笑話




2015 – the present

Air France/KLM Quality Observer


2014 – the present

Board member, DESIGNSALON, Professional Design Association


2013 – the present

Wikipedia editor


2012 – the present

Top Reviewer with Amazon


2010 – the present

Strategic Mentor for Danish Companies


2008 – 2016

Professional Judge in Intellectual Property Rights [IPR] Cases  Danish High Court and City Magistrate Courts


2004 – 2016

Legal Adjudicator in Intellectual Property Rights


2000 – the present

Ambassador for the City of Randers, Denmark


1997 – 2003

Chairman of the Board, The Scandinavian Design College


1999 – 2001

Board Member, Design Center West, Denmark


1997 – 2000

President, Association of Danish Designers, Denmark


1995 – 1997

Honorary Treasurer, Association of Danish Designers


1990 – 1995

Honorary Treasurer, Industrial Designers in Denmark




2008 – the present

CEO and Design Director, DN Aps, Denmark and Taiwan


1997 – 2008

Senior Partner, Designnord, Denmark and Taiwan


1984 – 1997

Founder, Rickmann Industrial Design, Denmark


1979 – 1984

Senior Designer and Architect, J.Jensen MAA, Denmark


1978 – 1979

Senior Architect, J.K.Lings, Aarhus Denmark


1977 – 1978

Senior Architect and Designer, Shuttleworth and Partners, Cleveland, England UK


1976 – 1977

Architect, Johnson Turnbull Partnership, Ras al Khaimah,

United Arab Emriates


1973 – 1976

Architectal Assistant, Michael Laird and Partners, Edinburgh Scotland, UK

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