Dirk Winkel is a Berlin-based product designer who studied at the University of Arts (UdK) Berlin and finished with a MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art, London in 2010. Since 2012 he is teaching Design Construction at the Industrial Design course of the UdK. He is specialised in lighting and furniture design and worked for different designers and design houses in Berlin and London before setting up his own studio in Berlin in summer 2011. His work has been featured by Frame, icon, I.D. Magazine, idfx, Viewpoint, Gestalten Verlag, Thames&Hudson and many more and was on display at numerous places like Marta Herford Design Museum, Art Basel Miami and St. Etienne Design Biennale and has won several awards and nominations like GOOD DESIGN (Chicago Athenaeum), Swedish Design Award (Svensk Form), Designs of the Year (London Design Museum) and the German Design Award 2015.