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As an eco-design studio, we combine our expertise in product design with an evidence-based way of working. We do so with the help of the certified Life Cycle Assessment method and our background in material consulting.

Without compromising on neither form nor function, we combine these approaches to avoid greenwashing and help our B2B clients create a measurable impact. All of that while delivering premium designs.

Our team:

Eliška Knotková, CEO at Balance Is Motion

Eliška Knotková


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Eliška started her career designing shoes for the british footwear brand Bourgeois Boheme. Subsequently, she started working as a material consultant and lecturer at the center for innovative materials, matériO Prague. Currently, she is pursuing her phd at VSCHT (Faculty of Environmental Technology) in eco-design, under the supervision of professor Vladimir Kočí. At BiM, Eliška fulfills multiple roles. She is both the founder and the CEO; aside from setting the vision for the studio, she also provides her expertise in innovative materials and leads the use of LCA.

Filip Mirbauer, Designer at Balance Is Motion

Filip Mirbauer


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Filip's work has been exhibited multiple times at Designblok and other Czech and international exhibitions. He has been nominated for the Discovery of the Year Award in Czech Grand Design and his product designs have won the Red Dot award. At BiM, FIlip is dedicated to product design and creative direction. He can quickly come up with a novel idea combining functionality and refined aesthetics. He is also in charge of 3D visualizations and rapid prototyping, which allows clients to quickly and easily understand the proposed solutions.

Maria Nina Václavková, Designer at Balance Is Motion

Maria Nina Václavková


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After completing an internship at Atelier du Sartel in Paris and at the German sneaker brand EKN-footwear, Nina currently works as a footwear designer for GIABORGHINI in Florence, Italy. Her Rectangle shoes were requested by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, to be included in their permanent collection. Furthermore, her freelance project Offcuts was a great success at Designblok 2018, winning the Czech Grand Design in the Discovery of the Year category, and made it to the finals of the Villa Noailles Hyères fashion festival. At BiM, Nina uses her eye for detail and her experience in material consulting. Her minimalistic design style can be found especially in projects connected to the fashion industry and creative concepts.

Martina Havlenová, Business Development at Balance Is Motion

Martina Havlenová

(Business Development)

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Martina got her master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Amsterdam and University of British Columbia. Here, she focused on sustainability and on entrepreneurship in the creative industries. During her studies she worked at a PR agency and interned at BiM, before coming on board full time. At BiM she takes on organizational tasks, communications with clients, and the development of the Ruderal project.