The two designers describe themselves as "formers"
Studio Vertijet was founded in the year 2000 by the interior designer Kirsten Hoppert and the product designer Steffen Kroll who describe their design spectrum as being all-round, from the tablespoon to architecture. Kirsten Hoppert and Steffen Kroll call such products ‘identification’ products, which should uncompromisingly reflect a company philosophy or a new trend within the company philosophy. As a consequence such products appear quite unusual at first glance and the development work for a batch production is continuous and ongoing.
The primary result of this philosophy are products such as for example the carpet designs "Floi" or "Zazu" which shall give inspiration for subsequent commercial productions of a company. Kirsten Hoppert and Steffen Kroll live and work together in Halle/Saale, Germany. Numerous design prizes and exhibitions in Germany and abroad furnish proof of the high quality of their designs.