Studio Sain is a contemporary design studio combining educational workshops and experimental product design.


Founded in 2018 by Namuun Zimmermann and Martijn Rigters, Sain explores the broader subject of design from a human-centred approach, working in the fields of object design, research and education.

design practice

By combining conceptual thinking with material research and process experiment, Sain seeks to create outcomes that are original in their aesthetics and functionality.


Approaching design from a holistic point of view, their aim is to combine human-driven techniques with the latest industrial processes, set within a rapidly changing and developing society.


Studio Sain is founded by Namuun Zimmermann (DE) and Martijn Rigters (NL), who formed their partnership after graduating from the Design Products course at the Royal College of Art, London.


NZ and MR, having worked in education and both industrial and experimental product design, decided to join their design disciplines in order to explore the potential of design in a multidisciplinary approach.


From their base in Vienna and London they work on a diverse field of projects, with international clients.



Tate Modern (UK),

Serpentine Galleries (UK),

V&A (UK),

Storeproject (UK),

S.P.A.C.E Gallery (UK),

Barbican (UK),

Staatstheater Stuttgart (DE),

Vienna Design Week (AT),


Second Nature (CH),

Potentiale (AT),

Crafts Council (UK),

Design Biennale (CH)

Salone del Mobile (IT),

Aram Gallery (UK),

Mint Gallery (UK),

Maison & Objet (FR),

Decorex (UK),

London Design Festival (UK),

social practice

The projects have a multidisciplinary approach and embrace the design changing role in contemporary societal structures.


Through public events, workshops with schools, exhibitions and social interventions, we explore alternative and new methods, tools and processes for design education.


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