Matthias Burhenne was born in Frankfurt, Germany. He studied designs at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart (1987 - 1994). He has collaborated with numerous designers, including Julian Brown, Michele De Lucchi, Studio & Partners and Continuum. He became a General Manager at Shanghai WILDDESIGN Co., Ltd.. He worked as a professor for the Free University of Bolzano and the IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in Milan, Turin and Venice. He currently works at his own Matthias Burhenne Industrial Design and ISOLUZIONI. He actively involves in the following fields: product, furniture, lighting, retail, service and brand.