You wouldn't expect run-of-the-mill designs from a group whose name came from an early idea to rent a 7.5-ton truck, put a model shop in it, and drive from one project site to another. There is nothing commonplace about this Berlin design group that functions without bosses and titles and that eats a home-cooked lunch together in the studio every work day.
The four designers that make up this group—Claudia Plikat, Roland Zwick, Carola Zwick, and Burkhard Schmitz—describe themselves as "partially anthropologists. We rely on the precise observation of the man-made environment, the predominant pattern and rituals." The four designers find designing work chairs to be particularly rewarding—in part because of their experience working with us on their award-winning Mirra and Setu chairs. "We define not only how the chair looks but how it performs," says Carola Zwick. "We're very involved with its physical behavior, because beauty is not only what you see, it's also what you feel."