André Klauser and Ed Carpenter first met whilst studying on the Design Products course at the Royal College of Art in 2000. They set up their individual practice immediately after graduating, building a portfolio of work respectively. It was through their shared client Thorsten van Elten that Ed and André kept in contact in the following years.
They formed Klauser & Carpenter on the back of some successful collaborations and have since built an impressive list of clients in the UK and internationally, working on a wide range of design-led projects. Furthermore, they are partners in the design and production company Very Good & Proper.
André Klauser was born in Hanover, Germany. He graduated in Design at the Fachhochschule Münster in 2000. Between 1999 and 2001 he worked for Jasper Morrison in London. Klauser graduated from the RCA Design Products course in 2002. He lives and works in London. Next to his design work, he teaches on the Design Products course at the Royal College of Art.
Carpenter originally trained as a sculptor at Kingston University before completing an MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art. Perhaps Carpenter’s most prolific work to date has been the ‘Pigeon Light’ produced for Thorsten van Elten.