Susa Stofer & Veronika Wildgruber
The designer duo Susa Stofer & Veronika Wildgruber created the Sitting Friends and Happy Zoo Collections for the manufacturer Sitting Bull, both of which consist of cute kids bean bags in welcoming animal form. Veronika Wildgruber describes her designs as simple but surprising. After completing her product design studies at the Free University of Bolzano, the designer moved to Paris, where she worked with renowned design studios such as Gabriele Pezzini, Pierre Charpin and Robert Stadler. Wildgruber's work has been exhibited worldwide and won the Silmo d'Or Prize in 2010 and the IF Product Design Award in 2011. In 2010 she moved with her studio from London to Berlin. Susa Stofer also completed her studies in Bolzano, but at the Faculty of Design and the Arts, before cooperating with numerous product design studios in Munich, Cologne, Bad Tölz and Paris. In 2009 she founded her own studio Stofer and Hartjen in Munich.