Tine Ottesen Stride, Denmark
In my opinion, great designs share some basic characteristics: they are simple, easy to understand and functional, but they are also innovative. Designs that incorporate all of these elements - and are at the same time aesthetic and well-proportioned - are to me a source of great inspiration and enthusiasm.
My aim as a designer is to reach that feeling of achieving "something extra" when combining functionality and aesthetics. I am inspired by traditional craftsman skills and techniques, but also by rethinking and reusing aspects of such techniques in new ways.
As a consequence my designs are minimalistic, simple and revolves around a theme; a joining detail, a way of combining materials or turning traditional material use upside down