Born 1971 in Sion, Switzerland, Philippe Bestenheider has a degree in Architecture from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He has worked for studios both in Switzerland and in the US. In the year 2000 he obtained a Masters degree in industrial design from the Domus Academy in Milan, where he later became a workshop-tutor with Alessi and Ikea. From 2001 to 2006 he was Senior Designer in Patricia Urquiola's office in Milan, working for Moroso, Molteni, Agape, Alessi, Axor amongst others. In 2006 he is invited to take part to the Promosedia exhibit. In 2007 he opens his own studio, working between Switzerland and Milan. He is now working for Moroso, Pallucco and Nilufar Gallery.