Where does a designer get his ideas from? From new materials that encourage challeging new applications. From new production techniques that make the previosly unthinkable possible. And by observing everyday life manifesting unsatisfied needs. It is in this arena that Zurich designer Beat Karrer together with his team develops new products whic resound favourably with his renowned clientele such as Anthologie Quartett, Ballfinger and Designerslabel (Germany), Boffi and Corian/DuPont (Italy), Offecct (Sweden), Burri, Röthlisberger, Kidsmodern and Tossa (Switzerland) or tossB (Belgium). As wall as among the juries of international competitions in Belgium, Germany, Spain and Switzerland that awarded Beat Karrer with several prizes for his designs which often are unusual in their approach yet very functional and practical in their daily application. Nowadays Beat Karrer is also an active teacher, lectures all over Europe, participates in juries and leads workshops for example for the Vitra Design Museum.