Erik Stehmann (02-11-1984)

Erik Stehmann runs his studio, based in Arnhem (NL), with a professional view without losing the ability to experiment and play like a kid. For over 10 years now Erik explores his rapidly changing fascinations on a daily base, looking for new possibilities and applications of basic techniques, materials and products.

Whether it starts with a weird sentence, or a frustration about how ugly some products are, it always ends in an innovative project or product meant to make the world a bit more fun. “I see design as toys for grown-ups, a form of entertainment”

Studio Erik Stehmann became known for his DOG Scratchpost for Cats, a scratch post shaped like a dog he developed for his own cat, and eventually turned out to be a worldwide success. 

“The best thing about my job is that I can challenge and surprise myself everyday."