From the onset of their occupation as designers, Annette von Gessel and Ullrich Mies have been fascinated by the creative possibilities when working with metals such as bronze and aluminium. Various types of shape forming and surface designing have been used in their creations. Be it a polished, patinized or rough cast surface, the object imparts a completely different appeal depending on how the surface has been treated.
They are designing tables, shelves, coat racks and decorative elements for curtain rails. In their work, the boundaries between design and art object merge. This is especially noticeable in the wall and table lamps, which they have designed for Quasar. Both designers derive their inspiration for new designs from nature and architecture.