Ulrich Kössl, who comes from Bavaria, is a qualified industrial designer. He completed his diploma in 1997 at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. His career began with various positions as a designer in design offices or production companies, such as Studio Luca Trazzi, Office & Co or FX Nachtmann. In 2002 he worked for three years at Neue Wiener Werkstätten in Research Development and Design (RD&D). From 2005 he supported the FH Salzburg and HSLU Luzern as a lecturer. From 2005 he started working as Head of RD&D at the table and chair manufacturer Willisau Switzerland. From 2015 to 2017 he was Head of Design at the cookware manufacturer KUHN RIKON. In his career as a designer, Ulrich Kössl has been awarded various design prizes, Ulrich Kössl has been Creative Director (CCO) at de Sede AG since May 1st, 2017.