Jurgen Bey (born 1965) began his design career almost on a whim. He told Delood Daily Design Magazine, “I was interested in many things, but a friend of mine went to the Design Academy Eindhoven, then named Akademie voor Industriele Vormgeving in Eindhoven, and I went there to see if it was for me. It is.” Founded in 2002, Jurgen Bey leads Studio Makkink & Bey with architect Rianne Makkink. The studio combines product design, architecture, and urban planning. Its designs range from products such as tableware and furniture to buildings and public spaces. Much of the work focuses on exploring the relationship between public and private domains.