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Daniel Black and Martin Blum

From a manufacturing background, Dan Black grew up discussing design with his family. His passion and skill for the craft was recognized in a first class honors degree from the highly respected Design for Industry course at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle.

Dan gained further professional foresight working at IDEO (London), Frog Design (California), and under Julian Brown at Studio Brown (Bath). Dan completed successful group projects with his friend Martin Blum whilst studying in Newcastle, which originally sparked the idea for the creative partnership that is now black + blum.

Martin Blum was born and raised in Switzerland. An early apprenticeship as a commercial clerk with a product design company provided his first insight into the development and distribution of products. He then gained an industrial design degree from the University of Northumbria (Newcastle), which is where his partnership with Dan formed. Martin's cultural and design reference is a happy combination of his Swiss youth and enduring love for all things British.

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