Martin Saemmer grew up in Munich, Germany and graduated
from the University of Art and Design Karlsruhe.
During his studies he took a extended break and moved to Asia,
were he was living in Taipei while working as designer in Taiwan
and China. From there he moved to Paris and worked as trainee
for Marc Newson.
In 2007 Martin went back to University and Graduated 2008.
Immediately after, he started working for Marcel Wanders and
founded his own Studio in Amsterdam one year later.
Martin's work is very much focused on the creation of relation-
ships and interactions between objects and their users. His most
renown piece the Transformer-Shelf is a prototype for his way of
thinking and working.
It has been first exhibited in the Museum for Contemporary Art
of the ZKM Karlsruhe.
Martin's conceptional approach is combined with the urge to per-
fection in modern manufacturing and the passion for innovative
and surprising materials.
In 2009 Martin had his first solo exhibition in the Nextlevel Gallery
in Paris and in 2010 he started his cooperation with the Milan-
based Gallery Plusdesign.
Coverage on his work has been published in leading design
magazines and newspapers such as Vogue, Frame, AD, Wallpaper
and Elle decoration.
Photo: Helenio Barbetta