Nicole Benz, born in 1969, trained as a primary school teacher before undertaking specialist training in jewellery and industrial design at HGK Zurich and HES Geneva. With a special interest in semantic aspects of design and jewellery, she thinks laterally, is extremely imaginative and inexhaustibly inventive.
Stefan Stauffacher, born in 1965, studied science at the ETH Zurich and worked as a biologist in water-protection. He then underwent specialist training in industrial design at HGK Bale and HGK Zurich. There followed internships and work for numerous renowned Swiss design studios. He has an analytical approach, is precise and persistent, with a keen sense of form.