The Earnest Studio explores themes of materiality and modularity and is the brainchild of the American-born designer Rachel Griffin. Griffin studied at Washington University in St Louis and the Design Academy in Eindhoven. She then went on to establish her own studio in Rotterdam and is also a lecturer at the Willem de Kooning Academy. Her creative spectrum is broad but consistently centres on her distinctive handling of materials. For Schönbuch, the Earnest Studio has created the BUREAU writing desk and MALA bench, both of which are elegant and purist in their designs.