Freelance product designer Imke Tschentke studied design at Bauhaus University, Weimar, with stints at Glasgow School of Art and the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. She undertook an apprenticeship as a cabinet maker in Bonn (where she grew up) in 2000, gained experience in workshops in Sweden, Norway and Italy, and interned at Sukker Design in Oslo in 2006. Since 2011, Tschentke has been designing under her Oslonaut label, and many of her products are sold in shops across Norway, including Norway Designs, the National Gallery and Den Norske Husfliden. Most of her pieces are manufactured by GOTT AS (Gamle Oslo Tre & Tekstil), an Oslo-based workshop for people with disabilities.
Krakk2 is the result of two months spent leading a furniture-design project in Ulan Bator in 2004. During her time there, Tschentke noted that the stool was one of the most commonly used items of furniture in often-cramped Mongolian homes. Her response, Krakk2, is a multi-purpose, space-saving storage and seating system made from black Valchromat and oak. The units can be easily stacked, creating a chest of drawers. For 2015, Tschentke has expanded the concept to include a bench version.