Axel Schmid was born in 1971 in Nassau/Bahamas. After a practical training in metal and wood working, he studied industrial design at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste Stuttgart in the classes of Prof. Klaus Lehmann and Prof. Richard Sapper. He graduated 1997 and gained a scholarship to Japan from the German Industrial Design association VDID. In 1998 he started working for Ingo Maurer in Munich. He gave various workshops and was teaching at different design schools. He received various awards
, amongst others the Bavarian State Award for young designers.