Educated as a chemical engineer, Robert Thiemann (Maastricht, 1964) worked as a copywriter and later editor before founding Frame, a magazine of interior design. With Frame, Thiemann is passionate about the editorial process – conception, in-depth content, graphic design, materialization – and continues to explore new directions. In 2014 and 2015 he conceived two pop-up stores that offered a three-dimensional translation of Frame magazine. Experiential, architectural and graphic, both projects served as mini-department store, contemporary gallery and commercial launch pad at the same time. Both pop ups have won the FX Award for Best Retail Space and have been widely published. Thiemann is currently the director of Frame Publishers, that also publishes Mark, Foam and Toile magazines, has been lecturer and jury member for design competitions all over the world.