Born 1960 in Duisburg. Served an apprenticeship as a compositor and offset printer. Trained as a copperplate printer. Studied object and room design in Dortmund.
A collector, exhibition designer and organiser as well as a writer, he conducts in-depth research into modern lighting and furniture design, notably of the Bauhaus school, while investigating modern lifestyle issues and avant-garde phenomena. Bernd Dicke works as a research fellow in the Design Department at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund.