Jacob Strobel designed the following TEAM 7 products:
Innovative – Natural – Handcrafted
Wood – for Jacob Strobel this is the most beautiful of all materials and one which he strives to showcase through his delicate interpretation of traditional craftsmanship techniques. His clean designs seem to follow an inner logic which gives them an air of refined elegance. The simplest of qualities are brought to the fore and lovingly crafted details give his beautifully innovative creations a timeless quality. Strobel received six internationally renowned design awards for his work in 2011 and 2012 alone. Indeed his lux living range by itself won three design awards in 2011, namely the red dot award, the interior innovation award and the green good design award. The flaye table design by Strobel has broken new ground and has been crowned the 2013 winner of the international interior innovation award. flaye represents the start of a new era for the extendable table. With its bold shapes and forms and exceptionally functional design, the table‘s harmonious blend of advanced technology, clean design and sensuous natural wood ensures it is setting new benchmarks. Strobel is thus once again adding weight to TEAM 7 ‚s claim of being a pioneer in the field of ecological contemporary designer furniture.
Born in 1978 in the town of Würzburg, Jacob Strobel discovered his passion for natural wood fairly early on in life. Before joining TEAM 7 as a designer in 2007, he spent time working at his uncle‘s highly regarded carpentry business, where he learnt the trade and developed a profound knowledge of furniture making. Driven by a desire to perfect customised designs and to make the final product available to the masses through serial production, he proceeded to study wood design at the Schneeberg Faculty of Applied Art , where the main focus of his course was product and artistic design. By working at various design companies, including Christian Haas Design, and by spending time in Scotland, the birthplace of the arts and crafts movement, Strobel was able to gain experience of working with materials such as glass, porcelain and metal.
Since the start of 2008 Jacob Strobel has been leading the way as head of the TEAM 7 design team. In addition to product design, he is also responsible for international trade fair presentations and photo productions. Strobel combines would-be opposites such as design & ecology, craftsmanship & industry and tradition & innovation to create living spaces which promote a natural lifestyle that takes us back to basics without denying the advanced technological status of the society we live in.