Ed Annink was born in Holland in 1957. He studied jewellery design, interior design and industrial design. As partner in the Ontwerpwerk office for design, he is responsible for product, exhibition and event design. He is co-founder and chairman of Foundation Products of Imagination which initiates and organizes international design projects and publications. He led international workshops for Vitra Design Museum and is currently head of the Masters Degree for Experience and scenario design Funlab at the Design Academie di Eindhoven. He is advisor for several national and international Design Institutes and design courses. In April 2002 the book 'Ed Annink, designer' was introduced in Milano. In September 2003 the book and exhibition 'Bright Minds, Beautiful Ideas' was launched in Lisbon, Portugal.