Michael Zehnder is a Swiss designer living in Basel.

Together with Florian Jakober he runs the design studio Afrika in Zürich. Besides the studio he develops and handcrafts wooden objects and furniture.

After the apprenticeship as draughtsman and work for different architects, he studied graphic design in Copenhagen (DKDS) and Zürich (ZHdK) where he graduated in 2009. Before starting his own practice, he worked for leading design studios in London and Switzerland.

He has given talks and workshops at conferences and design universities such as Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico), AGI Open (Bienne), Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro" (La Habana), Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zürich).