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"There is always a focus on an authentic and honest experience of a product or an environment. The design should be timeless yet inspiring."

Born in Germany, Philipp Mainzer studied product design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and architecture and at the Architectural Association in London.

In 1995 Mainzer co-founded the modern furniture brand e15, where he remains as creative and managing director. Having established the progressive, enduring philosophy and unique branding of e15, he has received international awards for many of his designs, which are identifying icons for e15 and part of several permanent exhibitions in museums.

Parallel to the creation of e15, Philipp Mainzer practiced architecture in New York and continues to do so since his return to Germany in 2001. He is a member of the executive committee of the German Design Council and regularly gives lectures on architecture, design and branding.