Stefan Diez is a Munich-based German industrial designer who founded his studio in 2003. The son of a cabinetmaker, his approach to design is always firmly rooted in the workshop, where he gets to indulge his passion for material experimentation. He is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Stuttgart and his products have received international acclaim, including winning the iF Gold Award and the Red Dot best of design award. Diez takes a future facing approach to design, advocating the notion that design should be about creating durable quality products for generations to come. Diez is an exacting designer, a strong generator of ideas, and devoted to best practices in furniture production. For HAY, he has designed the New Order Shelving System, the New Order Table, and Rope Trick.