Rainer Mutsch is the 3rd generation of carpenters. He studied Furniture Design at the Denmarks Design Skole Copenhagen, Product Design at the University of Arts Berlin and completed his degree in Industrial Design (for Prof. Paolo Piva) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Rainer Mutsch then worked as designer for German designer Werner Aisslinger in Berlin before opening his own industrial design studio with a focus on furniture- and lighting design in Vienna in 2008. Deeply committed to creating design with purpose and always having his notepad and a pen at hand, his open-minded approach allows Rainer Mutsch to invite an element of play into his work. Living with his objects for a while is an important part of the design process for Rainer Mutsch, which allows him to investigate into unlocking the full potential of a design piece. The shelf Alva was presented in 2020 at the Stockholm Furniture Fair.