Matthias Kohn and Pierre-Eloi Bris are the founders of the network and began traveling in 2009. Between them, they have realized furniture, graphic and jewelry design projects all over Europe, always taking regional distinctions into consideration. By becoming a temporary local instead of designing from afar, they are able to realize projects close to local needs by drawing from their diverse knowledge of other places.
Additionally, by establishing ties between a nomadic lifestyle and design expertise, the Wandergestalter members become city as well as design experts, tying cities closer together and enabling them to learn from each other. Searching for new challenges, impressions and experiences, each of the six traveling designers tour from one city to the next. The mobility broadens the designers’ horizons. It opens up new ways of working for themselves and their collaborators and sparks creativity that everyone profits from.