Benjamin Hopf was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1971. He studied design at the International University of Art & Design in Miami.
In 1992 Hopf moved back to Germany, where he continued studying industrial design at the Munich Polytechnic University.
In 1996 he worked for six months at Siemens Design (now Design Affairs). In 1998 he finished university with a MA in design.
Constantin Wortmann was born in Munich, Germany in 1970. From 1993 to 1998 he studied together with Benjamin Hopf industrial design at the Munich Polytechnic University.
Wortmann did a four month practical training at Ingo Maurer, afterwards he worked freelance as a designer for one year.
Still in his final year, Benjamin Hopf co-founded together with Constantin Wortmann the design studio "Büro für Form". The studio’s main focus was on lighting, furniture, as well as interior and product design.
The red thread of the design is the perfect mixture of organic shape and geometric elements,
sometimes with a bit of humor, playing with the viewers perception.
"A product needs more than perfect function and ergonomics, a product needs some poetry".
Their work has been rewarded numerous international design awards, such as Form Designpreis 2003, Design Plus Award 2004, iF Design Award 2005.
Their international clients include Osram, Serien Lighting, Next, Elmar Flötotto, Habitat, Kundalini, Siemens, Red Bull, Umbra, Ycami and many others.
After nine years of cooperation Benjamin Hopf set up his individual office "Studio Benjamin Hopf" in 2007.
Website of Benjamin Hopf: www.benjaminhopf.com.