After a ten-year career as a model, Alexa Lixfeld switched to design, studying in Germany and at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Now based in Hamburg, her design company boasts a kaleidoscopic portfolio, ranging from concrete and porcelain tableware to cashmere and a fragrance collection.
Alexa is committed to keeping alive craft techniques in communities around the world, collaborating with artisans in Sri Lanka, Japan, Czech Republic, Vietnam, Nepal and China. “My work is essentially about bringing together what is already there, but which remained disconnected. I’m less a product designer than a process designer, a facilitator, someone who makes things possible.”