Norbert Beck, born in 1959, originally worked as an arts and crafts teacher before he founded his own design studio in 1988 and since then worked as an self-employed furniture designer. In the early years he was primarily responsible for the development of beds, cabinet furniture, tables and chairs. Therefore the company seetal swiss was an important partner. Since 1997 he works together with Rolf Benz, thus, the focus shifted to the development of upholstered furniture. This intensive and continuous cooperation was rewarded with various design awards, such as the red dot for the sofa AMO and the interior design award for the sofa program MIO.