KÃ¶bi Wiesendanger, Swiss, was born in Zug. He studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich. He has worked as art-director for Young & Rubicam in Milan, Brussels, Amsterdam and New York. Co-founder and creative director of TBWA Italia. He opened his own studio, working on design and creative consultancy in the areas of furnishing, fashion and communications. He also works as an illustrator and creator of characters, above all in Italy and Japan. With his wife he formed the company Avant de Dormir, for which he has designed all the collections and over 5,000 objects. Some of his design works have been exhibited in museums, under the direction of Philippe Starck and Jean Nouvel. He likes being a painter.