The designs of the Viennese designer follow a higher idea, reflected in the final product. After graduating with distinction in 1995 from Materials Sciences at the Leoben University of Mining Scherr studied Industrial Design at the Technical College of Graz. Since 1990 Scherr has worked for Philips Design Eindhoven, Almdudler, Liebherr and Rauch Fruit Juices and has been awarded numerous prizes in the field of packaging design and transportation design. Johannes Scherr has been working for Bene since 2002. In 2002, he founded the Element Design office together with Stephan Breier. His simple and functional designs were awarded, among others, with the Red Dot and the Swiss Star Design Prize in 2003.