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Meet Our Founding Partners
  • PARTNER & CO-FOUNDER

    Michael I. Schafler

    Michael brings a unique perspective to MTWO, leveraging a strong background in branding & entertainment to augment his professional expertise as a industrial designer.

    Born and raised in NYC, Michael worked with a huge array of brands at the William Morris Agency and MEC Global, in celebrity endorsements and branded entertainment prior to transitioning to the world of design.  At ECCO Design, a New York based industrial design consultancy, Michael was engaged on diverse projects with brands including LG, Panasonic & Herman Miller before launching MTWO with Mads in 2014.

    Michael’s focus is on project strategy as well as CAD design, brand integration and product visualization.  Outside of MTWO, Michael is dedicated to educating the next generation of designers as a Professor at the Pratt Institute where he teaches in the Graduate Industrial Design program.  Michael is a completely obsessive home-cook and loves spending time with his wife and dogs, Chelsea and Stella.

    Education:

    B.A., International Relations, The Johns Hopkins University
    Masters, Industrial Design, Pratt Institute

     

  • PARTNER & CO-FOUNDER

    Mads J. Hansen

    Mads' experience in the branded luxury world reflects his lifelong passion for high-end details which he brings to MTWO along with exceptional creative awareness and a commitment to discovery.

    Growing up in Copenhagen, Mads has always had a natural attraction to beauty and design aesthetics. He has over ten years of professional experience in branding and concept marketing for top Danish fashion & luxury brands and has also lived in Paris, where he collaborated with prominent artists to build their international brand awareness.

    Prior to moving to New York in 2011, Mads worked at Bjarke Ingel's Group (BIG) in Copehagen on a range of projects at the intersection of architecture and design. Mads' own work has earned him numerous accolades; his “Sumo Chair” was showcased at the prestigious Stockholm Furniture Fair and his graduate thesis yielded a breakthrough method for creating a new class of origami inspired elastomer based materials known as "Orimetric", which has been granted a utility patent.

    Education:

    B.A., Product Design, Royal Danish Academy of Art
    Masters, Industrial Design, Pratt Institute

About the MTWO Team

We are swift, ambitious and eager to tackle all challenges. We function as a natural extension of your internal team – ready to explore new opportunities and bring your ideas, products and experiences to life.

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Based in New York City

We live and work in downtown Manhattan, the hub of innovation & entrepreneurship, and partner with some of the most forward-thinking, venture backed startups.

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