Ippolito Fleitz Group (IF Group) is a multidisciplinary design studio in Stuttgart. The architects Peter Ippolito and Gunter Fleitz founded the studio in 2002 and have since then worked with a passionate team of architects, interior designers, and communication and product designers to realise a wide variety of international projects as “identity architects”.
Peter Ippolito and Gunter Fleitz set up their own business straight after graduating. They had this idea to look at things not only from an architect’s perspective. And they wanted to work in an interdisciplinary way. They initially set off down this path with two other partners. Then in 2002, the two of them founded Ippolito Fleitz Group. Their core business values remain the same today as they’ve always been: an interdisciplinary approach, lateral thinking, admitting ideas, no matter how fantastic, being identity architects.
G.Fleitz‘s interest in art and art history began at an early age. He was fortunate to travel around Europe a lot as a child and teenager. The architectural treasures he saw on his travels made a lasting impression and were a formative influence on him. He eventually realized this is the path he want to pursue.
While P. Ippolito tried out various things after graduating from high school. He worked as a wine merchant for a while and also on a construction site. Then practically overnight he decided to move to Paris, without really knowing what he wanted to do there. The freedom of not having to do something gave him time to explore the city for himself. He walked its streets, discovered its hidden places and drew what he saw. At some point he realized, he‘s going to be an architect.