Ayzit was born in Ankara, Turkey. After studying at the Munich Master School for Fashion, Ayzit launched her own label in 1995. Since 2012 she has been working with Philipp Bree, PB0110, designing bags and accessories. She has received several national design awards. Since 2012 she has been teaching at the department of Textile Design in the School of Arts and Design, Kassel. As an artist, she participated in various shows and performances in Munich and Frankfurt, her works are presented in galleries and exhibitions in Berlin, Paris and Tokyo.
Christoph studied industrial design in Munich and Los Angeles. In his diploma thesis, he developed the world's first laptop computer, which is nowadays on display at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. Afterwards, he worked several years as a design manager both in the USA and later on in Germany. In 2011 together with designer friends, he co-founded the AUERBERG label, which is dedicated to the creation and distribution of furniture characterised as "radically subjective".
David Raffoul and Nicolas Moussallem are award winning Beirut-based designers. The duo studied together at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts and the Scuola Politecnica Di Design in Milan, going on to found their own studio, david/nicolas, in Beirut in 2011. Their unique way of blending retro, contemporary and futuristic elements gives their work a timeless aesthetic that translates to a wide range of projects. They work on whatever captures their imagination, from designing their own lines of furniture, to collaborating with prominent international brands, to high-end bespoke interiors. What every project has in common is attention to detail. Every aspect of their designs is meticulously thought-out, down to the last screw.
Arwed lives and works in Munich since 2014. From mid-2016 he has been running his interdisciplinary design studio. His comprehensive approach ranges from concept and design to product managment. The experience gained by working for renowned design studios, his active involvement in a carpenters' workshop and his studies in fashion and industrial design at the University of the Arts in Bremen have shaped the basis of his works. In 2016 Candle-Holder "Gerhard" was awarded with the German Design Award in the category "Excellent Product Design".
Christian was born in Erlangen, Germany, in 1974. He achieved his bachelor’s degree in industrial design at the University of Applied Siences Munich in 1999. In 2007, he opened a design studio in Paris, a move that would extend his personal and brand portfolio through multiple disciplines from porcelain, glassware and lighting to furniture and interior design. Today Studio Christian Haas is based in Porto, Portugal.
Sebastian was born in Bad Mergentheim, Germany, in 1981. He studied product design at Offenbach University of Art and Design (HfG). His work focuses on designing objects merging cultural contexts, combining new technologies with traditional crafts-manship in order to highlight the multifaceted beauty of the materials. Since he found his own design studio in 2006, he has designed products for manufacturers such as ClassiCon, Dedon, Fontana Ar te, La Chance, Moroso, Pulpo and Rosenthal, as well as working on interior design projects.
Elisa studied "Textile and Surface-Design" at the KHB in Berlin and completed the MA course "Future Textiles" in 2009 at Central Saint Martins in London. Her work is pushing the boundaries between 2D and 3D, hard and soft materials, switching meanings and categories. Elisa is building bridges between textile- and furniture design, using wood to produce original textiles and objects. For her experimental designs she received the German Design Award, given by the German Design Council and the German Ministry of Economics. Elisa‘s work is shown for example at "Design Miami" and the "Victoria & Albert" Museum.