Designer Jacob Strobel was born in 1978 in Würzburg. He completed an apprenticeship as a carpenter in his uncles' renowned business which specialises in high-quality designer furniture production. He then studied Wood design at the College of Applied Art Schneeberg with emphasis on product and object design - a specialist course exploring form, function and technology in the context of organic material. His studies included design traineeship with Christian Haas design in Munich and a foreign term in Scotland at "Gray’s School of Art".
Upon graduation with honours in 2007, Jacob Strobel has helped with the development of generating new design from Team7. His Lux chair design has achieved international furniture fair acclaim including the "Interior innovation award" at Cologne 2008. The chair impressively connects the concept of moved, ergonomic sitting with a clear, reduced stylistic idiom.
Working for Team7 is his 'dream job', allowing him the exciting challenge of finding beautiful new contrasts in design.
After receiving his title of Master of Joiner, Erwin Berghammer set the cornerstone of his future career by purchasing a small wood working company in Ried, Austria, at the age of 26 in 1959. The Team7 brand was formed in 1965, by a number of management team members. More recently Dr. Georg Emprechtinger, now CEO, became the majority owner in 2006.
Back in 1980 the company was repositioned and Team7 focused on 'eco' furniture. Team7's philosophy is balancing contemporary design and ecology. Using only woods from sustainably managed forests, glued and finished using natural solutions: Team7's unique purity policy helps to protect the environment. With seven different types of wood and flexible made-to-measure and custom designs, Team7 combines social responsibility with transparent, ecologically and economically sustainable production.