Born in Germany in 1964, Werner Aisslinger worked as a freelancer in many well-known design offices including those of Jasper Morrison, Ron Arad and de Lucchi prior to setting up his own in Berlin in 1993. Aisslinger was chosen many times for the Compasso d’ Oro and other important European awards. He has designed items which can currently be seen in the permanent collections of MoMA, Vitra Design Museum and New York Metropolitan. He believes that design must seek new materials and technologies. When working for Zanotta, Porro, Magis he uses fiberglass, gels, aluminum foam, neoprene and three-dimensional textiles.