Andries Van Onck在荷蘭修讀工業設計之後到Hochschule für Gestaltung繼續學業。1959年搬到意大利和 Ettore Sottsass Jr.一同合作並設計出品牌Olivetti的第一樣電子儀器。Hiroko Takeda畢業於Tokyo Academy, 在1968到1972年間她與不同的家具公司合作工程。自1972起便和Andries在意大利生活工作。 1965年, Andries在米蘭成立自己的設計工作間, 幫不少意大利及國際公司合作設計產品並獲獎, 例如 Zanussi, Amplyvox, Serafino Zani和Magis。
Andries Van Onck studied Industrial Design in the Netherlands before attending the Hochschule für Gestaltung. He has lived in Italy since 1959, and worked with Ettore Sottsass Jr. on the design of the first Olivetti electronic machines. Hiroko Takeda graduated from the Tokyo Academy. From 1968 until 1972 she worked with various Japanese firms in the furnishing arena. She has lived and worked in Italy since 1972, with Andries Van Onck.
In 1965 Andries founded his own design studio in Milan (now in Gavirate near Varese) where, with his wife Hiroko Takeda, he has developed numerous design projects for companies in Italy and abroad, and received many awards for them: from domestic appliances for Zanussi and Bertazzoni to intercom and video intercom systems for Amplyvox, from cutlery for Serafino Zani to interior design accessories for Magis, and so on.