Birgit Hoffmann (* 1968) studied industrial design in Kiel after training as a ceramist. Subsequently, she worked at Studio & Partners in Milan and between 2000 and 2006 as Senior Designer at Peter Maly Design in Hamburg. In 2006 she founded her own office specializing in furniture design and interior design in Hamburg. Its customers include renowned furniture manufacturers such as Rolf Benz and Leolux, as well as the Swiss upholstered furniture manufacturer de Sede. In 2011, she joined Hansjörg Helweg and supports him in founding the Frei Frau brand as Art Director.