Johan Ridderstråle and Mats Broberg have worked together on various projects since studying together at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. They have their own studio, Broberg & Ridderstråle, in Stockholm. The duo works with architecture and design. They always strive to add an emotional value to their design that communicates with the user through recognition of symbols and meanings. They often draw inspiration from everyday life and try to combine a rational approach with a bit of wit and the clash between past and present. Broberg & Ridderstråle have won several awards such as the Wallpaper Design Award, the Elle Interior Design Price, the Good Design Award and Residence Magazine's award Designer of the Year.