started his design career as a professional cabinet maker.

The experience of several years in furniture construction formed the technical basics evolving into a serious interest on design focussed work during a period of booth design construction.

An advanced training in „design for craftsmen“ was the catalyst to head for the design studies.

With the diploma in product design in 2003 he started to get involved in consumer electronics, furniture and transportation design in Nuremberg and Kassel, Germany.

He continued his design experience in the furniture business over the years 2004 to 2010 at the Vogtherr Design Studio in Mulhouse, France and at Sedus Stoll AG in Waldshut, Germany.

Since 2011 Markus leads his own design studio in Kassel, Germany.

design awards:

2009     Red Dot                        Sedus „crossline“          conference chairs

2010     Red Dot                        Sedus „match“              task chair

2012     iF award + Red Dot       Sedus „mastermind“     conference tables

2013     best of neocon silver     Davis „Webb C2“          conference chair

2014     Red Dot                        Sedus „quarterback“     task chair

2016     German Design            Sedus „quarterback“     task chair

             Award Nominee

Markus Dörner