Katy Müller

Katy Müller has spent over 10 years working as a graphic designer. After katy_1
completing her Abitur qualifications she studied under Professor Ruedi Baur
at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts from 1993. In 1996, during the studies,

she completed a semester abroad at the Zurich University of the Arts
 In 1999 she moved to Berlin, gathering interdisciplinary experience during 
 the »Berlin semester« at Pixelpark, Scholz & Friends, n-tv und taz
 She worked as a graphic designer at K-Plex (PLEX GmbH) followed by

HaynWillemeit Media GmbH. Following a design position in Sydney with
Wishart Design she spent two years with her own office in Stuttgart. 
 In 2003 she began her collaboration with Nathanaël Gourdin, resulting in 
 the founding of Gourdin & Müller in 2006.

Nathanaël Gourdin

Nathanaël Gourdin (D/F) was born in 1975, the son of a German mother  nath
and a French father, in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (France). Fascinated 
by cars and car design, at the age of nine he had already decided to devote 
 his career to design. In 1992 he began studies in Design at the

École régionale des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Étienne  (now École supérieure 
 d’art et design Saint-Etienne). In the scope of an exchange he spent 
 two semesters at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava 
 Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (Vysoká Škola Výtvarných 
 Umení) in 1995-96. In 1997 he completed his diploma in the field of

Furniture Design with the DNSEP (Diplôme national supérieur d'expression 
 plastique) under the tutelage of Éric Jourdan. Following an internship 
 with interior designer and architect Andrée Putman he worked at Intégral 
 Ruedi Baur & Associés
in Paris. In 1999 he relocated to Leipzig for 
 Intégral, founding the agency konzeptMWNG, specialising in the design

of rail vehicles, in 2000. The collaboration with Katy Müller that began 
 in 2003 led to the founding of the Gourdin & Müller office in 2006.

Nathanaël Gourdin and Katy Müller share a love of detail and inquisitive-
ness. Each task brings with it the challenge of visualising complex 
 interconnections via the structuring of content and sophisticated design. 
 The objective of every debate is the formulation of solutions that can 
 provide identity. The synergy of structural context, thematic character and 
 contemporary interpretation forms the foundation of our approach.

Innovative manufacturing procedures and the unusual use of materials 
 are characteristic of the realisations. 

 Lecturing and university projects also form elements of the field of 
 activity of Gourdin & Müller.