Christian Lepper, born in 1958 in Bonn, began carpentry training in 1978; from 1983 to 1989 he attended the Product Design School in Kassel and from 1989 to 1992 he attended an university course in Architecture while working as a self-employed designer. He took part in projects involving artists, architects and designers; since 1992 he collaborates with Roland Schmidt and Uwe Sommerlade. Died 2008.
Roland Schmidt, born 1961 in Peine, a trained carpenter, attended the Product Design School in Kassel from 1983 to 1989 and from 1990 to 1992 worked for the Innsbruck-based “Lichtplanung Bartenbach”; since 1992 he collaborates with Christian Lepper and Uwe Sommerlade.
Uwe Sommerlade, born in 1961 in Calden, trained as a carpenter after secondary education and attended the Product Design School in Kassel between 1983 and 1990; subsequently he did work in many architects offices and with experts for forniture in Kassel and Berlin; since 1992 he collaborates with Christian Lepper and Roland Schmidt. Many awards testify the quality of the various creations of these three designers in collaboration with architects, artists and graphic designers.