Böttcher & Kayser is a Berlin-based studio working in the fields of consumer products, furniture, lighting and interior design. It was founded in 2007 and is run today by Moritz Böttcher and Nikolaus Kayser. The studio works with international brands such as ANTA, Bolia, Böwer, Conmoto, freistil by Rolf Benz, Gejst, Johanson, Ligne Roset, Mater, Normann Copenhagen, Prostoria, RIG-TIG, Schönbuch, Stelton, Vertigo Bird, Wendelbo and Zero.
While still in their studies they won the iF design award and red dot product design award. Since founding the studio they have been honoured with some of the most prestigious awards, such as several red dot and iF design awards, the Interior Innovation Award and the red dot „best of the best“. Their projects have been published in books and magazines around the world.
Moritz Böttcher (1978) graduated as an industrial designer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover in cooperation with Dornbracht. He worked at npk industrial design in Hamburg and the Netherlands, Barskidesign in Frankfurt and from 2006 to 2008 for Werner Aisslinger in Berlin.
Nikolaus Kayser (1978) is a qualified carpenter and studied industrial design at Muthesius Kunsthochschule in Kiel. After his diploma he worked for three years as a designer at wiege Entwicklungsgesellschaft. His focus there was in the field of high-quality office furniture, especially chairs for the German manufacture Wilkhahn.