André Klauser was born in Hanover, Germany in 1972. He graduated in Design at the Fh Münster in 2000. From 1999 he worked for Jasper Morrison at his Office for Design in London. During this time he decided to apply for a Post Graduate Course at the Royal College of Art where he graduated in 2002 (MA RCA). André decided to stay in London where he set up his own practice in the same year. He currently works from his studio in East London on a wide range of design led projects. Next to his solo projects he often works in collaboration with Ed Carpenter under the name “Klauser & Carpenter”. It was also Carpenter who introduced him to Thorsten van Elten in 2003 which led to the launch of the Solitaire Bowl, one of André's first designs to go into production.