In 1984, Carmen Greutmann-Bolzern (1956) and Urs Greutmann (1959) founded the Greutmann Bolzern Design Studio in Zurich. Their partnership dates back to university days. The trained structural engineering draughtsmen jointly attended the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). She graduated as an interior designer, he as an industrial designer. Today the couple – together with a team of five colleagues – drafts, plans and conceptualises in all areas of design. The office world is their most important field of activity. Lista and Belux are amongst the clients from the office furniture industry. In addition, the designer couple designs furniture, consumer goods and lamps for companies such as Audience Systems, Röthlisberger and Dietiker. The studio’s works have been repeatedly awarded. The Monâne rocking stool, which the couple developed for Dietiker, was awarded the Red Dot Award in 2001. Since 2003 Carmen and Urs Greutmann-Bolzern have been sharing a professorship for product design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.