Maciej Walasek studied industrial engineering at the TU Darmstadt and founded the Floating Office start-up together with fellow students during his studies. The foundation stone of the young company is a novel furnishing technology for the vertical and efficient usage of space in micro apartments. In that temporarily unused furniture disappears suspended beneath the ceiling, space can be used multifunctionally. Floating Office has been on the market with its first product, the floating standing-sitting workplace NOLEX, since November 2019. The objective of the start-up is to provide an innovative solution for the efficient usage of living and work space in overcrowded big cities.