Florian Ladstaetter is the Vienna-based designer behind eponymous jewellery brand Florian. Though born in Germany in 1967, Florian grew up in Austria, where he completed a Diploma in Advanced Metal Design from the University of Applied Arts Vienna. He then returned to Germany to study Philosophy in Munich. His work currently appears in private and public collections at the University and Museum of Applied Arts and the Museum of Technique, both in Vienna, the Austrian Ministry of Culture and Education.