Frederik Kurzweg trained as a cabinet maker at a traditional company near Münster, Germany. His hand crafted journeyman’s piece attracted a lot of attention and also received several design awards. Motivated by this early success, he started studying industrial design at the University of Applied Sciences in Magdeburg where he expanded his professional knowlege about different material properties and technical design processes. After graduating he added the Master of Arts in product design at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg where he focused his work on furniture design. With his practical Master thesis "bender" he especially deepens his knowledge on bending metal and synthetic resins processing (polyester, epoxy, and vinylester resins) reinforced with glass and carbon fiber.