Vicki was born in Hollywood, grew up immersed in Googie architecture and Disneyland, trained as a fashion designer, and is a lifelong sci- fi fan who got her first robot at age 6.
Richard left Canada with a BFA and headed to California and Art Center College of Design where he studied environmental design; he has been collecting robots for 25 years.
Married in a vintage car museum, they share a design practice and Museum of Robots, which creates modern housewares and home accessories designed to complement 21st century living.
Their products are inspired by their surroundings: retro-futuristic design, modern furniture, technology, and robots.
They live in a mid-century modern house in an Eichler neighborhood in California with their toy robot collection and dog. They collect post- war chairs, including an Evans-made Eames LCW, early Panton plastic and Nelson fiberglass chairs, and a prop chair from 'Battlestar Galactica'.
Vicki says, "Our focus is on creating well designed and functional products that have a sense of humor, experiment with interesting materials and design motifs, and are well made. All the designs are inspired by our fascination with robots, which to us are the essence of modern and nostalgic, futuristic and retro, technical and playful, functional and entertaining, and perfectly represent our vision."