Barbara Funck (born Munich 1969) and Rainer Weckenmann (born Stuttgart 1966) met at the university of Schwäbisch Gmünd in Germany where they graduated in Industrial Design. In 1994 he won the Bavarian State price with his degree dissertation and gained recognition at the Braun prize. In the same year they opened the neunzig° design studio in Ulm.
They began designing for manufacturers of kitchenware (Auerhahn, Germany, and WMF, Germany), lighting for Belux (Switzerland), Osram Europe and Zumtobel Staff Europe. For elmar flötotto (Germany) they have designed furnishings. For Boffi they designed the ceramic accessories for the Deep White bathroom and the Folio washbasin (IF-Award 2006).