Oliver Schick was born in 1969 in Darmstadt and studied product design at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste University of Fine Arts and Design in Saarbruecken. After graduating, he worked freelance for several studios and in 2005 he founded his own design studio with a focus on furniture, lighting and interior design and has since worked for companies such as Ligne Roset, Skandiform and Gubi. "My aim is to design products with character that are timeless and easy to comprehend. Often, only minor changes or unexpected details are needed to give a product a lively character which sparks the associations and emotions of the user." His Ronde Pendant for Gubi clearly echoes this philosophy, with its understated yet effectual details and sense of history despite being a new object. Schick also engages with a range of more experimental projects with design-related themes, focusing on materials, functions, usage and sustainable development.