Simon, born in Arnsberg (West Germany), set up his studio in Hamburg after completing his studies at the " School of Art ". There he discovered the freedom, autonomy and responsibility to be a designer. " Here's your workshops, here's a pen, go on then. ".This taught him everything he needed to know about form, materials, processes and most importantly: the context. " If you don't know why you are doing what you are doing, don't bother doing it at all. "