Lemongras design Munich is an industrial design studio founded by Carmen Cheong and Moritz Engelbrecht in 1998.
Carmen Cheong was born in Singapore (1970). After graduating as a product designer, she moved to England where she worked several years in the furniture design industry. Later she enrolled in the Industrial Design Master’s program at the Royal College of Art in London where she met then the fellow student and now current partner.
Moritz Engelbrecht was on the other hand born in Berlin (1964) and has been planning interiors and furniture since he graduated from the Munich Technical College. His deep interest in furniture led him to further study furniture design in London where he met the other half of what was to become Lemongras design.
Coming from two different cultures, Carmen and Moritz were united by their appreciation for the aesthetics of furniture and home accessories, the main focus of Lemongras design. The almost symbiotic union of European and Asian traditions and the merge of furniture and product design greatly benefits their creative process and is clearly visible in the unique work which they create.
Lemogras design studio has received various awards for their work. “POLO”, the folding bistro table, won the exclusive 1st prize of the international Milan furniture fair in 2006.