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The End of Writing

Oliver Reichenstein

Founder & CEO, iA

Oliver Reichenstein is the founder and director of iA, the Tokyo, Zurich, and Berlin-based design consultancy. Oliver studied philosophy in Basel and Paris and started working for a band agency after his degree. He moved to Japan in 2003 where he founded iA. Throughout his work, Oliver is trying to connect the dots between design and philosophy. iA serves clients in the media industry like Nikkei, NHK, Condé Nast, Red Bull, The Guardian, Asics, Die Zeit, and Wikipedia. iA is also known for its design philosophical essays and, mainly, iA Writer, a pioneering minimalist text editor they have been developing since 2010.