diversity feeds creativity' in search of developing his identity, stefan schöning works in a lot of different fields with a variety of products and materials. toys, lighting, furniture, kitchenware, consumer products, public design, all of these industries require a different approach and gather a knowledge which is exchangeable. this approach results in designs which go further than standard production. every design case can lead to applying new technologies and materials in order to sharpen the appearance of the design’s identity. elimination is an important guide during this design process. ‘if you draw a line, it has to replace all other redundant lines. it has to be that line, with all its characteristics. this is absolutely necessary to keep the world free from clutter and excess.