Austrian-born and Hispanophile El Schmid (1953) moved to his
beloved Andalusia in 1992, from Munich, Germany, where he ran
a succesful and internationally aclaimed workshop. Ever since his
firts apprenticeship, El Schmid...
When Mirjam Boon (1960) graduated from the St Joost Art
Academy in Breda, she established herself as an autonomous
artist before joining VormVast and Kontrast as an interior designer.
Mirjam decided to...
Visser & Meijwaard is the design studio of Steven Visser (1985) and
Vera Meijwaard (1988) in Arnhem, The Netherlands, both of whom
graduated from ArtEZ in product design. They are ambitious,
Henk Vos’ design motto? ‘Better empty than ugly.’ His furniture
designs are as outspoken, honest and straightforward as you
would expect from a man whose roots are well-established in the
‘There is a sensitivity and identity to my work that emphasizes
the function, the material and the detail.’ Sebastian Herkner (1981)
studied Product Design at Offenbach Design Academy.
He interned at Stella...
Sjoerd Vroonland (1985) studied at the Wood and Furniture College
in Rotterdam and also graduated from ArtEZ Academy, specializing
in product design. Today, Vroonland runs his own label from his