IQOI was founded by Marina Kiriakova and Tibor Bartholomä in 2015 as an open design collective and immediately grew, attracting more creative minds.

Design is a complex process that needs simple solutions to cut through the clutter. Once we have found the idea we start implementing it in a multi-layered process of creating details that incorporate both the simplicity of the design issue and complexity of the task.

Our aim is to implement the process into the design result. It should be a flow of thoughts and ideas that can be developed further can also be useful at interim stages of realization.

IQOI believes our world is multi-dimensional and loves the progress as we believe in the future.
For that reason, we design in 3D and ensure we are at the cutting edge in terms of software. Our clients have the opportunity to see and understand the design before execution leading to results which exceed their expectations.

We have worked for different commercial and private clients and we enjoy the interaction between these many actors in the design process as we feel it leads to outstanding results.
In our office we aim to experiment with creativity in all its different facets – not only with design, but also the structure of the company.

We believe that changing the future begins now with small everyday acts. As such, we have implemented a very fair and transparent office structure that involves self-motivated creative people.
Marina Kiriakova
Marina Kiriakova
Dipl. Ing. Architektur,
Mitglied Architektenkammer Berlin
marina@iqoi.io
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Marina grew up in Moscow, Russia and Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She graduated from the University of Arts Berlin in 2009 with an award winning project and a scholarship for young creatives of the state of Berlin (NaFöG). In 2010, she also lectured on the topic of Hill Housing at the University of Arts, Berlin. In 2011 she worked in collaboration with Tibor on several freelance projects both in Germany and internationally. Together they founded IQOI in 2015.
Marina is vegan and supports multiple charity projects.
Tibor Bartholomä
Tibor Bartholomä
Dipl. Ing. Architektur
tibor@iqoi.io
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Tibor is an architect from Munich, who graduated from the Technical University of Munich in 2009. After this time, he worked for Raumlabor Berlin, Studio Arne Quinze and Cheil Germany. In 2011 he started working with Marina and took on various freelance projects both in Germany and internationally. In 2015 they founded IQOI.
Tibor is our techgeek who also loves sailing and classic cars.
Soo Lee
Soo Lee
Dipl. Designer
soo@iqoi.io
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Soo is a Berlin born designer with South Korean roots. She graduated from the University of Arts Berlin in 2010 and worked for several agencies.
She is a perfect team player and a talented all-rounder who loves to dive into all different disciplines of design. She is caring, hands-on and enjoys seeding plants and ideas.
Soo Lee
Veit Eckelt
Dipl. Ing. Architektur
veit@iqoi.io
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Veit was born in Berlin and studied both in Dresden and Berlin. He graduated in 2011 from the University of Arts, Berlin. Upon graduation he worked for Rafael Vinoly, Volker Staab, Bloomimages, Carsten Roth amongst others until joining IQOI in January 2016. He works as both an artist and architect, effectively merging these two disciplines.
Max Lewark
Max Lewark
B. A. Architektur
max@iqoi.io
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Max is an architect from Freiburg. He has a BA from Beuth University, Berlin and studied at the University of Arts in Munich. Max enjoys wind surfing and is exceptional at working efficiently on multiple projects simultaneously producing a high quality end product.

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