Benjamin Hopf was born in 1971 in Hamburg, Germany. After graduation from high school in 1990 he studied Design at the Miami International University of Art & Design. In 1992 he moved back to Germany where he continued studying Industrial Design at the Polytechnic University, Munich. In 1996 he worked for half a year at Siemens Design (now Design Affairs). In 1998 he finished university with a MA in Design. Still in his final year, Benjamin Hopf co-founded the design studio Büro für Form together with Constantin Wortmann. The studio’s main focus was on lighting, furniture, as well as interior and product design. Büro für Form’s international clients include Osram, Serien Lighting, Next, Elmar Flötotto, Habitat, Ycami, Kundalini, Umbra and many others. Their work has been rewarded with many international design awards. After nine years of cooperation Benjamin Hopf set up his individual office Studio Benjamin Hopf in 2007. Parallel to his own studio Benjamin Hopf established his own lighting-label.“Formagenda” in April 2008.