Rainer Bachschmid was born in the South of Germany at Lake Constance. In addition to his training as a carpenter, he studied Industrial Design at the University of Wuppertal. After graduating in 1994, he collaborated with various designers like Babel Design and Moll Design. Later, Rainer Bachschmid moved to Switzerland. He has worked as Head of Development and Design for Reinhard AG Furniture Factory for 10 years.
In 2006, he founded his own design studio and in 2009 rabadesign GmbH of Switzerland. Since 2005, Rainer Bachschmid is also a Design Lecturer at the Bürgenstock Training Centre for Master Carpenters (VSSM). Together with his wife and two children he currently lives in Beckenried, Switzerland.