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Manuel Goller and Sebastian Schönheit believe in constantly redefining the norm and crafting fresh modes of thinking—which is why they decided to name their design studio New Tendency. We spoke to the co-founders of the Berlin-based practice about the importance of collaboration when designing timeless objects.

Some designers take their homework very seriously. Manuel Goller and Sebastian Schönheit met while studying at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany, where they shared school projects and a passion for making contemporary furniture designed to suit the needs of a digital society. The town’s small population, along with the school’s interdisciplinary approach and its famed history, led to the pair starting self-initiated projects with graphic designers, product designers and artists. Since forming New Tendency in 2012, they’ve expanded

  • Words:
    Mary Stutzman
  • Photography:
    Anders Schønnemann

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  • Words:
    Mary Stutzman
  • Photography:
    Anders Schønnemann
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