Jan and Marius have had almost identical career paths. After completing their apprenticeships in carpentry, both of them studied product design at the HfG. The motivation for their work stems from their professional backgrounds and their desire to shape the future of craftsmanship. Even after completing studies, their paths did not diverge. Currently, they work for UP Designstudio in Stuttgart. Design has been a significant part of their lives since childhood. Coming from a family of architects and exhibition builders, they were exposed to a physical engagement with products from an early age.