Peter Schumacher studied Architecture at the University of Adelaide and Industrial Design at the University of South Australia. After graduation he worked for a number of manufacturing companies and design consultancies in Sydney and Adelaide. In 1999 he took up a lecturing position in the Design school at the University of South Australia where he is currently the program director for the Industrial Design degree. Between teaching and studying for his PhD on pictorial assembly instructions he designs and builds furniture exploring materials, processes and construction techniques. In 2002 he received a Bronze leaf in the International Furniture Design Competition in Asahikawa, Japan for ‘Flight screen’ and was shortlisted in the 2005 competition. His furniture work has been exhibited in Adelaide, Milan and Matra Herford, Germany.