In 2013, Anastasija and Martin Lesjak founded the product design studio 13&9 Design in Graz, Austria. The team has developed numerous collections from concept to production together with specialized partners in a variety of spaces including furniture design, lighting, acoustics, textile design, accessories, exhibitions, and sound design. This creative community is both a design studio for international companies such as BuzziSpace, Mohawk Group, FACT Design, Lande, Wever & Ducré, XAL, and VITEO Outdoors, and its own label. The transdisciplinary approach extends across all concepts and development processes and includes various external partnerships, cooperations with manufacturers, and regional production to support an environmentally responsible business model. In collaboration with scientists (e.g., ScienceDesignLab / Prof. Dr. Richard Taylor, Fractals Research and University of Oregon) and different creative disciplines, the team holistically develops products with multiple uses that combine form, function, and individual and social added value in one identity - the soul of 13&9.
The label's innovative projects and products have received awards worldwide and have been published in the international press in the fields of architecture, design, and research.