Born in Hong Kong in 1975, Annisa Szeto moved to Toronto, Ontario at the age of nine with her family. Growing up in a family of accountants, Anissa discovered her creative side and found inspiration in art and photography. Fulfilling her familys wish for her to obtain a degree, yet desiring to be independent, she moved to Ottawa, Ontario and entered the School of Architecture at Carleton University. It was during this time that she met Marcin Padlewski. After graduating in 1999, the husband and wife team established their studio, Bakerygroup, along with third partner Michel Devernet. The group takes on a wide grange of projects and collaborations but the main focus is on lighting and tents. Recently, after moving to the countryside, they established a new workshop base and began a personal experiement in alternative living, where the great outdoors has become a natural extension of their studio.