Gerald Brandstätter is a true cosmopolitan: he was born in Switzerland to an Austrian father and Dutch mother. After studying at the School of Design in Zürich, he continued his studies at the Art Center College of Design in California, graduating as a Bachelor of Product Design. In 1994 he openedhis first Interior Design studio called Conzepta in Zürich and in 1998 he opened a second called Conzept-B GmbH. Currently he works for companies from Austria, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and Italy. As well as being a designer he also lectures at various design schools and is a freelance contributor to design and architecture magazines. He has been working with Alberta Pacific Furniture srl since April 2008.