Born and raised in Germany, he studied Graphic Design in Hamburg and later completed an internship in Metal Design, being the second best German student. From 1986 to 1991 he specialized in industrial design, painting and sculpture at Braunschweigs Fine Arts University and graduates in Industrial Design at Hamburgs Fine Arts University.
In 1990 he started the STYX Design and Interiors Studio and specialized as a Designer, Painter and Sculptor. He recently completed a Masters degree in Metal Design and joined Lissoni Associati in the role of Artistic and Creative Director, supervising international design and interior furniture projects. He shares his time between Miami and Milan working as a designer, photographer and painter.