Ekström Mats Broberg was born in 1974 in Stockholm and Johan Ridderstråle in Lund in 1979.
They met at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design where they both studied interior design. Many collaborative projects, from their graduation piece to an offer to exhibit in Japan, opened the way to their joint office. Broberg & Ridderstråle is based in Stockholm and works with architecture as well as furniture and product design.
The office is represented at the National Museum of Stockholm and has been hailed, among others, by the British magazine Wallpaper and the Swedish edition of Elle Decoration.