Studio b severin is a Berlin based design studio, run by the German-French duo Birgit Severin and Guillaume Neu-Rinaudo.
The designers follow a holistic approach seeing objects as extensions of body and mind. Re-designing processes and our material world, they aim to contribute towards a more social and sustainable society. Based on their research in Japan and inspired by the art born out of Zen Buddhism, they exploring stillness within ourselves as a source of inspiration and well-being.
Birgit followed an education as a teacher for MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) to deepen their practice. She currently supports the CoSocial Project of the Max Planck Institut, exploring the effect of mindfulness-based mental training programs to reduce emotional stress caused by the pandemic.
Guillaume holds a MA in Social Design -Design Academy Eindhoven, 2013 and a BA in Product Design - Design School of Nantes, 2007.
Birgit conducted her MA in Contextual Design - Design Academy Eindhoven, 2013. She previously studied psychology, from which she graduated with an MA in Cognitive Neuroscience - Maastricht University, 2008.
Both teach regularly at various Universities (e.g. HTW-Berlin, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee, GUC Berlin) and held workshops in different formats (e.g. Feldfünf/ DE, Murin-an Garden/ JP, S27/ DE, Nion/ DE).