Andrea Stemmer is passionate about furniture, and has been since finishing her joinery apprenticeship in Germany in 1984. She fell in love with Great Britain a few years previous when attending Atlantic College in Wales on a student scholarship, from 1978 – 1980. In 1987 Andrea completed her formal studies by going to Parnham, the renowned school for craftsmen in wood where she studied fine cabinet-making and furniture design.
Once part of the renowned partnership Kay + Stemmer, their first collaboration with SCP in 2007 resulted in the Agnes collection. In 2013, Andrea produced her first solo designs for SCP, the Max bar stool and the Jules mirror. The Vita bench was designed and hand-made by Stemmer for the SCP Editions collection in 2015.
Andrea’s designs, and approach to life, strive for integrity, simplicity and elegance. She does not follow trends but follow her intuition and knowledge. She now works to produce designs that fulfil: bespoke commissions, product design for retail, and experimental pieces based on the principles of up-cycling.