— fully digitally designed
SHEYN is a Vienna-based design studio founded by Nicolas Gold & Markus Schaffer. SHEYN is the Yiddish word for “schön”, which means “beautiful” in German. The word SHEYN reflects our philosophy and values: we focus on the purely visual aspects and aesthetic qualities of each design, searching for the most beautiful shapes.
Every single piece we design receives a different Yiddish name, bringing it a sense of uniquenes and personality. Yiddish is a language that blends together Hebrew and German. We use it to emphasise the connection between SHEYN’s founders, coming from Israel and Austria.
We use digital design tools in order to understand the geometrical development of the shape. We reflect our results on wearable design pieces that highlight the beauty of the process. The production process combines 3D printing technologies and advanced digital fabrication methods together with the traditional manufacturing techniques molding, casting and polishing.
Head of design & founder
Nicolas Gold is a gruaduated architect from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where he studied under the tuition of the internationally recognised architects Zaha Hadid and Kazuyo Sejima. He is an expert on digital design, with a strong passion for the study of pure shapes and aesthetics
CEO & founder
Markus Schaffer, a native of Graz, Austria, moved to Vienna in 2014 to do his master studies in Information Systems at the University of Economics and Business. At SHEYN, he can live his passion for IT and business by exploring new ways of creating and marketing design pieces in a digital way.
PRESS & MEDIA
August 2018 – More Inside Concept Store – Schmalzhofgasse 13, 1060 Vienna
July 2018 – NOT ANOTHER Concept Store – Kärntner Ring 5-7, 1010 Vienna
June 2018 – AA COLLECTED x NOT ANOTHER – Kärntner Ring 5-7, 1010 Vienna
March 2018 – Edelstoff Design Market – Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Wien
January 2017 – Jewish Museum Vienna – Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Wien
December 2017 – Edelstoff Design Market – Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Wien
October 2017 – b.lounge – Hegelgasse 17, 1010 Wien
July 2017 – AA COLLECTED x WIEN – Schmalzhofgasse 13, 1060 Vienna
March 2017 – Edelstoff Design Market – Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Wien
December 2016 – OCHS + ESEL Design Market – Meiereistraße S, 1020 Wien