Mark van der Gronden designed The Crates Cabinet Series as a simple design concept: a steel frame containing colored used crates. A steel structure with plastic crates drawers. Every Crates Cabinet is unique with always different colors.
British born design maverick, Michael Young finds himself often being inspired by the Tsim Sha Tsui neighbourhood. Since 2003 he has his studio in the central part of Hong Kong just on the other side of Victoria Harbour. After studying furniture and product design at Kingston University, he launched Michael Young Studio in 1992 and headed to Iceland, Brussels, Taipei and, finally Hong Kong, where he now resides. “I always wanted to get my life to a point where I can be wherever I want to at any point in time, he says.
Herbert Ohl (1926-2012): After he studied architecture in Karlsruhe, Ohl worked with Egon Eiermann till 1954. Untill 1956 Ohl worked as an architect at the University Hospital in Saarbrücken, and after that as a freelance designer and architect in in Ulm, Germany
Herbert Ohl was a lecturer at departments building at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm(HfG Ulm) and member of the board (1955–1968). In 1968 he moved to Milan were he worked together with the Italian architect Gino Valle. He also worked as on several projects for Fiat but also for several furniture companies such as Brionvega , Arflex and Matteograssi. For Fantoni Ohl designed a office-desk system ( now part of the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York), In 1982 his O-Line chair was introduced by the German furniture company Wilkhahn
From 1975 till1979 Ohl was board member at ICSID (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design). From 1984 till 1991 he was professor Automotive Design at the Pforzheim University and from 1988 he became professor Industrial Design at the University of Illinois, Chicago.