Studio Sain is a contemporary design studio focusing on experimental object design and conceptual educational workshops. Founded in 2018 by Namuun Zimmermann (DE) and Martijn Rigters (NL), Studio Sain explores the broader subject of design from a human-centred approach, working in the fields of object design, research and education.
Their projects have a multidisciplinary approach and embrace the changing role of design within contemporary societal structures. Through different forms of events, workshops and interventions, they explore alternative and new methods, tools and processes for design education.
The duo formed their partnership after graduating from the Design Products course at the Royal College of Art, London. After having worked in academia, industrial and experimental product design, they decided to join their design disciplines in order to explore the potential of design from a multidisciplinary approach.
Currently the duo are lecturers at the Industrial Design Department at Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University in Suzhou, China.