Markus Nico 2 Web


is a Vienna-based design studio, founded by Nicolas Gold and Markus Schaffer.
The studio utilizes the tools and thinking of architecture to create fully digital designs for the nape of your neck, that place on your desk, your little finger and everywhere else in your life that could be a bit more Sheyn. Each piece is created using state-of-the-art modeling and fabrication techniques.
The word Sheyn, itself, means beautiful in Yiddish. It was created through cultural exchange and a longing for beauty – like all of our products.
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Sheyn. Tiny architecture for home and body

The future of architecture can fit in the smallest room of your apartment. For decades, avant-garde architects have fussed over the tiniest details of furniture and fixtures. But this obsession with designing for the smallest spaces has now collided with the democratisation of modern technologies like open source 3D modeling and printing to produce a new kind of architecture that can fit in the palm of your hand, or the corner of your coffee table. Join us in one of the biggest growing fields in the world – smallness. 


We obsess over finding beauty in small places – getting details right.


We strive for the very highest levels of quality – pushing the limits of technology and craft.


We design and build for the future – keeping our products sustainable and green.


Colour makes every little thing unique – understanding different is beautiful, and beautiful is Sheyn.

A tiny team. With a big dream

Nico About Us
Nicolas Gold
Designer & Founder​

Gruaduated architect from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where he studied under the tuition of the internationally recognised architects Zaha Hadid and Kazuyo Sejima. He is an expert on digital design, with a strong passion for the study of pure shapes and aesthetics.

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Markus Schaffer
CEO & Founder​

Markus finished his master studies in Information Systems at the University of Economics and Business Vienna. At Sheyn, he can live his passion for the connection between IT and design by exploring new ways of creating and marketing design pieces in a digital way.

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Brian Altin
Operations Manager

Born and raised in Tyrol, Austria. Brian moved to Vienna in 2018. Besides his studies of law at the University of Vienna he complements the team in operations & store acquisition, helping to keep the everything a bit more under control.

Head of Cuteness

Lukas, son of Dollar & Milla from Vienna Calling Beagles, is our office dog. His favourite task is to explore everything, normally using his mouth. You can follow his advantures on his own Instagram account: @lukasofsheyn.

Friends of Sheyn.

Chris Schwarzwimmer
Content Creator

Christian Schwarzwimmer is an Austrian architect and designer. In his blog Design Issues  he highlights whether architects and designers are finding the right solutions to our urging problems. Christian is not only one of our closest friends, but also a great consultantent for any design, political or business topic with Sheyn.

Bernhard Schaffer
Digital Marketing Expert

Bernhard Schaffer is an Austrian Growth Marketer.
He helps businesses to increase traffic and revenue of their websites.
Bernhard is helping us with the website and acquistions strategies, his favourite Sheyn piece is the custom made Dorn 110g vase.

Martin Valentin Fuchs

Martin Valentin Fuchs is a Vienna based photographer who usually works on portraits and reportages. While taking pictures for Sheyn he discovered his fascination for futuristic, modern shaped objects and their influence on their sourrounding.

Studio Riebenbauer
Design and Branding Studio

Studio Riebenbauer is a design and branding studio based in Vienna, Berlin and Los Angeles. Their work has been awarded with over 100 national and international awards and was widely published on an international scale.