A number of international and national prizes, which he received already at an early age, have been awarded to him for his craftsmanship and artistic skills - such as the Boerse Prize for Design, the IF Product Design Award, the Red Dot Award on two occasions and being selected as 'The Choice' among the ten best Austrian furniture designs.
Kai Stania was born in Salzburg in 1965, graduated with distinction in Architecture at the Vienna Technical University in 1990 and studied product design in the master class of Ron Arad at the Vienna University of Applied Arts.
Ever since 1996 Mr. Stania has made invaluable contributions to the design and development of most serial products of the Austrian company Bene and has designed numerous products for Wittmann, Jean-Louis Ferrer, Cerutti, Remus and Lanvin.
In addition to being an architect and desginer he also works as assistant lecturer at the Institute for Engineering and Design at the Vienna Technical University.