Katja Runge, founder
PR-expert, TV-Journalist and mother of a daughter. In October 2012, she initiated the pilot project “Kinderzimmer” at the Leipzig Design Festival: Designers’ Open, which featured inspiring, creative and meaniungful play products and children’s furniture designed by 22 designers. The overwhelming, positive response on the part of visitors and exhibitors proved that there is an eminent demand for information regarding suitable design for children and correspondingly, for the transparent presentation of such products for commercial and private clients. In May 2013, Katja Runge founded afilii- the platform for child-friendly design and architecture.
Lisa has a degree in cultural science and works as a writer for print- and online magazines, in which she writes about design, media, fashion and music. As a freelance journalist she concerns herself with insights into Berlin’s scenes or she might dive into the world of the japanese Yakuza. For several years she has been working as a writer for different design platforms, whose charming products she admits to sometimes having trouble resisting.
The bilingual American Studies major teaches English, German as a Second Language and German Sign Language in schools. She loves to work with languages. As a translator she tries to find an expression for afilii’s products through the eyes of grown-ups and children.
The sculptor and designer studied at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle and at the University of the Arts in Berlin. He is responsible for the appearance of afilii’s online media.
In addition, he manufactures room furniture that helps grown-ups become children and children grow up.