Born in Germany in 1971, Alain Berteau is the CEO and co-founder of Objekten. Opened in 2002 his Brussels-based architecture practice has evolved into an award-winning product and interior design agency. Berteau pioneered influential eco-friendly inventions such as package-structured products and noise-reducing office accessories. In 2005, he was named design professor at La Cambre Art School in Brussels. In 2006, Berteau was awarded the title of “designer of the year” at the Interieur Kortrijk Biennale, and was awarded finalist at the INDEX design award in Denmark in 2008.