Mergeshop is a sales platform by Merge GbR based in Berlin/Germany. Merge was founded by Markus Dilger (born 1982 in Stuttgart) and Thomas Hiemann (born 1981 in Dresden) after their Industrial Design studies at the University of Arts in Berlin. Before we graduated in 2010 we completed successfully a number of work experiences at Art+Com, Archimedes Exhibitions and Studio 7.5.
Since our first Project at the UDK Berlin, we exhibited at ParsProToto/Museum of communication Berlin, ProCarton Congress/Frankfurt a.M., DMY International Design Festival/Berlin, ARS Electronica/Linz and Qubique/Berlin.
Besides the Merge GbR we work as Designers in Berlin for a variety of clients with main focus in furniture and lighting design as well as consumer goods and exhibitions.
Our work is driven by hands on prototyping and manufacturing as the result of iterative draft design process. In this process we combine cutting-edge technologies, production methods, traditional craftmanship and materials, including collaborations with various partners.