Iris van Daalen (1985) and Ruben Thier (1987) both graduated in 2010 at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. Studio Thier&VanDaalen was founded in June 2011. Where Ruben works at the technical side of design where feasibility and the knowledge of material are important, is Iris almost at the opposite side. She is not that pragmatic, but with Iris it is more about styling, intuition form and colour. This results in a strong combination.