Norman Kietzmann, born in Berlin in 1979, studied industrial design at Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee (KHB) and at Ecole National Supérieure de Création Industrielle Paris. Since 2003 he has been working as a freelance journalist covering architecture, design and fashion for publications such as Baunetz, Designlines, DAMn°, Domus, Quality, Rondo and Handelsblatt among others. In 2011, Norman Kietzmann was awarded the prestigious "COR-Preis Wohnen und Design" for young journalists. He lives and works in Milan.