Klaus Rath graduated as an industrial designer from the Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark. He has designed for global branding specialists Modulex as part of the Lego group and in 1997, he set up Klaus Rath Design. He has since worked for Siemens, Motorola and the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs. In his own words, he is, ‘a one man shop that works with product design.’ His approach to his work is practical but with an equal interest in the aesthetic and commercial aspects. He has been awarded the IF Design award in 2001, 2002 and 2005, the G-Mark Design award in 2003 and the CES Design award in 2006.