The design studio Formstelle was founded in 2001 by Claudia Kleine, born in 1974 in Munich, and Jörg Kürschner, born 1969 in Karlsruhe. Previously, both studied interior architecture in Munich, Jörg Kürschner having first completed an apprenticeship as a carpenter and furniture restorer. Today, the studio concerns itself primarily with interior design, product design and corporate identity, in which context individual productions, series, interiors and buildings are realised. Formstelle accompanies the project development from the first sketch to the realisation - extensive concepts are created, but also models and prototypes are developed in the own workshop, thus allowing for a full examination and consideration of forms and materials. Product designs such as the Thonet 808 lounge chair with associated ottoman are based on intensive research; like no other, the 808 armchair thematises the network of relationships between people and space, a connection that is always the focus of Formstelle's work.