The industrial designers Jonas Kressel (1961) and Ivo Schelle (1962) met during their MA Industrial Design studies in Kiel. In 1992 they founded the design studio kressel + schelle design in their hometown of Hamburg. Since then, they have been working successfully with leading international furniture and lighting manufacturers. For Jonas Kressel and Ivo Schelle, the focus in the search for new product solutions is on functionality and detail: "We search for the solution in the detail". kressel + schelle design has been awarded with nearly all major German design prizes.