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Julia Läufer:
Julia Läufer is a co-founder of the German design office Läufer + Keichel GbR. She has studied at St. Martin's School of Art in London and at the Berlin University of the Arts. Before her career in design, Julia's various jobs included work as a camera assistant and assistant director with Serge Roman and Stanley Kubrick.

Marcus Keichel:
Marcus Keichel is the other co-founder of Läufer + Keichel GbR. He graduated from the Berlin University of the Arts in 1996 with a Master's degree in design and is currently an assistant professor at the university.

Läufer + Keichel GbR:
Läufer + Keichel GbR has won numerous design awards. Their most recent accolade was for the SoftX chair, which won the iF award at Hanover in 2008. Their other awards include:
2007: iF product design award, range hood BEST K 9992 Miramare
2003: Red Dot design award, range hood BEST K 9288
2002: Red Dot design award, range hood BEST K 8388
1996: Red Dot design award, range hood BEST K 274