Silvia Knüppel lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. She studied product design at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, and at the Design Academy Eindhoven. She has her own design studio from where she works on product design, conceptual research, and offers multidisciplinary design services. Her work is characterised by a focus on experimentation, contextual and conceptual thinking, and her creations explore the boundaries of art and design. Knüppel’s work often reveals a tendency towards defamiliarisation; she questions the classic functions ascribed to objects and reinterprets them in unusual ways.