Jonas Kressel, born in 1961, and Ivo Schelle, born in 1962, won all the prominent awards in Germany, from ‘Red Dot’ up to and including ‘if Design Award’. In Chicago they received the ‘NeoCon Award’ for their Feniks chair. When asked for the secret of their success, their answer is: ‘We find the solution in detail’. Style is also important in this respect, but the distinguishing factor is functionality. Ever since they started their own business in 1992 they have worked for leading furniture manufacturers. They specialized in the design of lighting as well.