®Evo­lu­tion: Our whole lives, we have both been accom­pa­nied by a pas­sion for seek­ing the ori­gins, the well­spring and the trans­for­ma­tion of tra­di­tion­al design con­cepts into the present.

In the begin­ning there were words. And a place where peo­ple talk is a place where you can set­tle down and stay a while. But what would set­tling down be with­out shel­ter? And what would a dwelling be with­out the right fur­nish­ings? You see? And that’s where we enter the game. Nicole Horn and Peter Daniel. Two Vien­nese design­ers who feel at home any­where in the world.

We have been man­ag­ing the stuben21 fur­ni­ture man­u­fac­to­ry and con­cept lab togeth­er since 2003. Over these ten years of col­lab­o­ra­tion, we have become one with our idea, in both thought and action. This is how we cre­ate prod­ucts that keep what they promise.

One might eas­i­ly call us “crossovers”, as we both have degrees in law, if we didn’t also have a life­long pas­sion for seek­ing the ori­gins, the well­spring and the trans­for­ma­tion of tra­di­tion­al design con­cepts and forms into the present. Start­ing out with tra­di­tion as her source of inspi­ra­tion for promis­ing design, Nicole Horn has built up her career as a design­er in Vien­na and Lon­don over the course of many years.

Start­ing in the 1990s, Peter Daniel – a mem­ber of the Schweiz­erisch­er Werk­bund and the Graz­er Autoren­ver­samm­lung – began to cre­ate an exten­sive, mul­ti­fac­eted work of con­crete and visu­al poet­ry. Again, the link to fun­da­men­tals is key: a pri­ma­ry theme of his work is the sen­su­al expe­ri­ence of lan­guage, writ­ing and nature as text.