About us
NOA began as a product design studio in 2000, after Michael Lammel and Bertrand Illert decided to work as partners. The duo met in Italy and shared common backgrounds and visions on the industry.
Today, NOA is more than just 'product design'. Due to the strong interdisciplinary team of designers, architects and researchers based in Aachen and Barcelona, we are experts in product strategy and product support as well.
Meet the team
Managing Partners
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Michael Lammel

Michael Lammel is the visionary at NOA. He is responsible for the overall product design strategy and future scenario development. After studying mechanical engineering in Aachen and industrial design in Essen, he went to Milan to work as product designer for several companies in the furniture, automobile and watch industry. When possible, Michael contributes to the design world by giving lectures and speeches at international conferences and he has been member of the jury for several renown design awards.

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Bertrand Illert

Bertrand Illert, also co-founder and managing partner, is the dynamic energy at NOA. He focuses primarily in customer satisfaction. Bertrand studied industrial design in Essen and architecture in Vienna. He met Michael in Milan where he was working as a senior designer. They co-founded NOA and since then, he is responsible for bringing the right dose of practicality, aesthetics and production knowledge to every project. Bertrand is a designer with heart and soul & a passionate hand sketcher.

Team Aachen
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Jessica Philipp
Management assistant
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Burcin Babacan
Back office assistant
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Michael Zeisel
Chief Designer | Design & strategy
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Benjamin Lederhofer
Senior Designer | Design & strategy
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Markus Heller
Senior Designer | Design & technology
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Anne Werner
Senior Designer | Design & strategy
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Claudia Podworny
Senior Designer | Product design, communication & fairs
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Yin Yu
Designer | Product design
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René Marc Vohn
Designer | Product design & visualization
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Wolfgang Koppensteiner
Designer | Product design
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Frederik Breiner
Designer | Design & technology
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Alexander Röhring
Designer | Product design
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Miriam Lamla
Designer | Product design
Team Barcelona
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Carolina Velasquez
Chief Designer | Design, strategy & communication
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Gisela Arroyo
Designer | Communication & fairs
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Andrea Laguna
Designer | Product design
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Ariana Brauer
Designer | Communication & fairs