Markus Jehs (b. 1965) and Jürgen Laub (b. 1964) met while studying industrial design at Schwabisch Gmund University and became friends after an internship in New York in 1990. After graduating, they set up Jehs + Laub in Stuttgart, in 1994. They quickly began designing furniture and lamps for Italian companies, such as Cassina, Ycami, and Nemo, and expanded internationally over the years to work with brands like Thonet, Fritz Hansen, Belux, Renz, Stelton, Fambuena, and Schoenbuch.