Designing trio Theo Stewart-Stand, Paul Stewart-Stand, and Penelope Mahot strives to combine sophisticated design and packaging with unique materials and functional objects. Theo received his Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from The Cooper Union in New York City. His major was graphic design, but he always wanted to explore and design three-dimensional forms. "I like to recreate pre-existing functional objects. In some ways it is like being a chef with durable products." If he weren't a designer, he would be an engineer. Theo's brother Paul received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Union College and a Master's from the London School of Economics. He has an entrepreneurship spirit and says that if he wasn't a designer, he'd be a scholar. Penelope is a French-American still life photographer. She graduated from Parsons School of Design with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art photography. She oversees the Stewart-Stand brothers' visual concepts and is responsible for day-to-day operations.