Born in Germany, 1972. Gitta Gschwendtner moved to London to study design at Central Saint Martins, Kingston University and the Royal College of Art. Following graduation from Royal College of Art in 1998, she set up her independent design studio for furniture, interior design, exhibition design and public art projects for cultural, arts and corporate clients. She aims to fabricate functional designs with a twist which make consumers aware of why they should purchase the product. Designed to enjoy in the long run, buyers can bond with the product as its specific characteristics are appreciated more and more over time and within their unique surroundings.