The designer Michael Mettler was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1970. In 1990 he began studying architecture at Cornell University, New York and the ETH Zurich, which he completed in 1997 with an architecture diploma. After completing his studies, Michael Mettler initially worked in the offices of Herzog & de Meuron and Burkhalter Sumi Architects. He has been running his own company in Zurich since 2000.
The creation of the Maude bed designed by Mettler was less of a planned design than a surprising coincidence. Commissioned by a friend to plan a double bed, Michael Mettler created a multifunctional sleeping furniture made of high-quality materials, which is also extremely attractive due to its reduced design.