No two people are alike, and the same goes for our more than 30 gifted designers. A beautiful mix of upcoming designers and established names. This year, 14 new designers have been added to the team and are behind the new collection built on love, quality, craftsmanship and sustainability.
No matter where in the world they come from, they have a passion for defining New Scandinavian Design. They are the people that can make you feel at home, the people that know you better than you know yourself, and the people that make sure no one lives like you.
Hertel & Klarhoefer, Germany
Berlin is often our inspiration. We like it as it is: metropolitan, creative and direct. But as well travelling around, in other countries, seeing things that strike your eyes is where creative ideas are being born… Sometimes the best ideas come in the most unexpected situations!
First of all we are inspired by the materiality of things. That’s why we work very early on materials and prototypes in scale 1:1.
At the beginning of a design project usually there is a conceptual idea that we are trying to realize as soon as possible in models and prototypes.
But sometimes some of our design projects have a strong conceptual character that allows them to appear in different ways depending from their materiality
Glismand & Rüdiger, Denmark
We are Glismand & Rüdiger, the men behind the Danish design company byKATO. In short, we are dedicated to creating contemporary, highly usable designs for everyday living. We aim to bridge the gap between commercial design and high-quality craftsmanship, by using honest materials and paying close attention to even the tiniest detail.
When we designed the iconic Scandinavia Sofa, we focused on originality and authenticity – we wanted to create a timeless design with character and a history. A history of classic traditional craftsmanship that really takes heart and soul to achieve and will result in designs crafted to last lifetime after lifetime. The Scandinavia Sofa series is all that and even more. With its clean lines, crafted details and thought through compositions it is a true Scandinavian design icon.
Our goal is to create simple and intuitive products – something that isn't over-complicated, yet is still beautiful. We always strive to design no-frill products that still possess a poetic element. We find our inspiration in almost anything. Building sites, fish markets, people, their way of behaving and so on. It isn't just about the surroundings, it's also about the interaction.
For us, good design is when it feels like it's never been any different. Something that makes sense when you look at it, or something that gives you an intense feeling of pleasure.
Vera & Kyte, Norway
Curiousity and enthusiasm drive our work forward. A good mood is the perfect starting point for good ideas. This is why we are happy to say that we love designing and naturally find it fun!
We have an eclectic approach to design. In order to keep a fresh perspective we often aim to gather inspiration from fields both inside and outside the design arena. This could be everyday objects, architecture, film, fashion or simply colour combinations.
Last but not least is the view from our studio overlooking the “city fjord”, a source of inspiration that never runs dry.
In our opinion a great design should be both immediate and long lasting.
Yonoh Estudio, Spain
We always say that we design for people, and that's what defines us as designers. We try to do things simple and functional without forgetting the freshness.
We are inspired by our everyday surroundings. Even if we are at home or we travel around the world we catch the essence of each place and give it to our designs.
The perfect design is that one that makes an object simple and easy. The best design is defined by the little details.
Michael H. Nielsen, Denmark
My style is characterized by keeping the focus on the detail and "edge" that separates my designs from the crowd. One of my biggest influences is to register how much diversity there is among people and try to meet the very different needs that it creates.
I've always been fascinated by the craftsmanship and the interaction between craftsman and designer. Good design is what gives meaning and value to the people who use it.
Meike Harde, Germany
My designs are characterized through fine structures, certain transparencies and subtle details adapted in pure shapes. My designs aim towards an aesthetic synergy of material and form. I believe that a decorative element should walk hand in hand with a useful purpose. For me, function and aesthetic are a unified whole.
Busetti Garuti Redaelli, Italy
The development of all our projects aims to achieve simple solutions, both technical and formal, privileging usability and legibility of the object. Through this process, we define our ideas reinterpreting traditional or innovative materials to make gentle life companions.
Inspirations are everywhere. What matters is to be receptive. We try to be influenced by a great variety of stimulus... always searching for inspirations, during our working time or free time, always keeping our eyes open. This is our state of mind.
Great design is, when looking at an object, the first thought is: it could only be so ...and after observing him longer: yes, there is no way to improve it, it’s perfect!
Joa Herrenknecht, Germany
My design studio is based in Berlin, which is from where my quirky mind comes up with new designs. Materials and colours are what makes crazy and happy, that is what inspires me to go forward. I have an easygoing approach to the design process, which to me, shall always be liberal and fun – that is very inspiring in itself.
Our design studio is based in Milan and we are proud to say, that we are acknowledged for our unique approach to contemporary furniture design.
At Metrica, we always pay attention to function, consumer needs and aesthetic sensibility. We get our inspiration from the work of great designers and architects as well as music, books and art exhibitions.
To us, design is all about adding value to each product.
We take pride in creating products and solutions that work in an everyday life. We see the world from the user’s point of view and find inspiration in the behavior and opinions of people. The challenge is always to combine the opinions of others with our own high standards and creating designs for yet unrecognized needs.
Morten & Jonas, Norway
We get inspired by life. We want to have a curious and playful approach to our work in terms of expression, materials and the people. But with a high understanding of form, function and details. A small touch of humour is also important.
Great design for us is when our work makes someone else happy.
Studio Schrofer, Netherlands
We respect traditions, yet we have an impatient curiosity for new creations. We aim to combine tailored craftsmanship with sculptural twists, and we like to incorporate modern technology to balance comfort and style. We find our inspiration in different cultures, in art and in classic cars. To us, a great design is that perfect balance – and a design, that you instantly fall in love with. A great design should have soul and it needs to be durable.
Sebastian Alberdi, Spain
I love travelling, and I find lots of inspiration from my numerous trips and the different cultures I encounter. I experiment with different materials, technologies and visual tools, and I'm constantly trying to push the boundaries of what is possible, at the same time as I develop my design universe. I take great pride in fully immersing myself in the design process, and I spend more time on the floor than behind a screen.
MUT Design Studio, Spain
As a design studio, we’re attracted by honesty. Consistency. Our work is based on emotional designs and that’s what make our products so personal, unique and easy to identify. Nature, organic shapes and natural landscapes are great inspiration sources and we believe that even the most insignificant objects can trigger the creative process. We believe that great, though through designs can change people’s lives. A great design must provide solutions, as function is always the most important thing, but never compromising the aesthetic and emotional stimulations.
Kateryna Sokolova, Ukraine
My home country of Ukraine is an inspiration to my industrial designs; its ever-changing transformations inspire me. I always try to catch cultural differences and uniqueness of the countries that I visit. To me a great design is a mixture of three important ingredients: simplicity, functionality, and passion.
Büro Famos, Germany
It is important for us to design long lasting products. So to speak: Taking the right material for the right application and creating an appealing good shape is important to make the owner wanting to use a product for a long time. This automatically binds pleasant memories and results in a long-lasting product.
We like to take into account different points of views - regarding design and technical aspects. Constant questioning is one of the greatest skills we need to do over and over again. We like to think our ideas through. From the initial idea to final product.
Fang Gao, China
My designs are functional yet intriguing and aesthetic. I wish to make people feel related to my designs; to adopt them into their own homes. My inspiration comes from a mixture of general observations, everyday life, and personal experiences. I think it’s interesting to encounter how people interact and comment on designs surrounding them and thereby learn what is needed, not just what’s beautiful.
Studio AC/AL, France
We always try to design products that have a story to tell and which cultivate harmony between function, form and technique. We pay attention to details and we like to work with clean lines that valorize the usefulness and the rigor of simplicity.
We are inspired by books, architecture and details surround us are our main inspiration. We are also particularly interested in the production techniques and the materials properties. Our inspiration usually comes when we look at the machines used for industrial processes, or when we observe the specific gesture and know-how of craftmen.
We think great design should last in the time, exceed the trends, and make our everyday life easier and more beautiful, even in a subtle way.
Making great designs are why we get up in the morning!
We get inspired by our surroundings and the different people that we meet. To be curious about everything we see, experience and feel in our daily life is important for us and this is often the starting point for our design process. This curiosity leads to designs that have a story to tell and we do our best work when we can combine our passion for shape and materials with our interest in user behaviour.
Álvaro Díaz Hernández, Spain
I want to design timeless products that are characterized by simplicity – because I think that the simplest designs are the most beautiful and timeless of all. I work with proportions, materials and shapes to develop genuine furniture pieces getting my inspiration from architecture, art, and personal experiences.
Earnest Studio, Netherlands/France
We are fascinated by simplicity and uncluttered aesthetics, and we believe good design is made from sustainable materials, which is reflected in all our designs. We find great inspiration in form solutions and different structures, which combine to create a totally unique expression. We find inspiration in our surroundings, and our design universe spans a broad range – from theoretical discussions to actual constructions.
Kressel & Schelle, Germany
We are Jonas and Ivo and have been designing for over 20 years with the same attitude to struggle to find the best function, the smartest detail and the right form to bring it all together in one design. We do that almost every day, it is our passion to create and we feel lucky to do so.
Good design is when you can’t see the labour put into it, it appears effortless, self-evident and serves the needs of the user perfectly.
Kutarq Studio, Spain
Great design is like cooking. It's about grabbing the ingredients and start playing with them. Inspiration will automatically flow. Great design is smart, simple, honest, long lasting, and functional above all. Great design is clean. If you look at the piece and you cannot remove anything the design is finished. It has just the right number of elements, not more nor less.
Earnest Studio & Emilie Pallard, Netherlands/France
We are interested in form solutions that have both functional and aesthetic qualities. We seek simplicity, balance and composition, combined with beautiful details and a strong sense of colour and materials. We are inspired by everything we encounter in everyday life – both objects and human behaviour. Art and antiques are also fantastic sources of inspiration. Good design is innovative, usable and comprehensible.
Our ideas for furniture design come from a big “box” hidden away in the back of our minds. A box full of fragments of design, shapes, materials, feelings and functions. All the things furniture design is made of. Ideas from dreams, pictures that we have seen or something that people have said or told.
We store all these inspirations, mix them up and put them on paper. Some end up as new designs, others are thrown back in the box for later use.
201 Design Studio, Romania
A great design is sincere, functional and recognizable. It’s always useful, long-lasting and environmentally friendly. A great design is one that becomes irreplaceable through innovation. At 201 Design Studio, we try to keep the aesthetics simple and easy to recognize. We aim at balancing function, ergonomics, means of production and aesthetics when developing a product. We’re always keeping an open eye on everything that surrounds us – looking for inspiration for new designs.
Denis Guidone, Italy
I am fascinated and inspired by the contrasts between the East and the West, and my design work precisely balances the aesthetics of these two extremes. To me, beauty is something that arises in the dialogue between the rational and the irrational and between different cultures – this is where I find my inspiration.
Good design should also be useful, which is why I am particularly inspired by people and how they use products and furniture in their daily lives. I look at movements and use. To me, simplicity is the result of a complex process, and good design should be functional and poetic at the same time.
Sara Polmar, Norway
As a designer I’m playful. Great style for me is a matter of personality and choosing whatever feels right for you.
Working with wood was a natural choice for me. Wood is warm and beautiful, and feels good to touch. I think that how the material feels is especially important in a product like Stack, where handling and stacking the parts is so much of the actual point.
I also really like the way that the wood is painted so that you can still see the wooden structure through the colour.
Sanna Völker, Sweden
I usually store ideas and cherish inspirations for some time until they mature and eventually emerge in a suitable product. These influences can include a touch on a surface, a beautiful curve, a funny anecdote, social change, user need, a meaningful word or a graceful movement.
I also find the human mind and behaviour fascinating, and this is often a starting point for my designs. I believe that my products combine Scandinavian values and aesthetics with urban attitudes and contemporary lifestyles.
Ramos Bassols, Spain
We believe our products are sober-looking, formally balanced and attractive. We love to lavish attention on details as we believe that the quality of products is often judged by the quality of their details. We try to make products with clean lines, yet warm and attractive for the public.
When we design, we simply want to create seductive products we’d love to have in our own homes. We have special concern for architecture and crafts which are elements that inspire us beyond the trends of the moment.
Allan Nøddebo, Denmark
My style is clean, honest and user-oriented. In a balanced relationship between observation and function, aesthetic and emotions, we define and analyse the DNA of a given object. Our aim is to create objects that improve your everyday life - indefinitely.
One of my greatest influences is when I go to flea markets. I always find objects from another decade that remind me about how people used to live. It makes me reflect on the way we live today and understand the objects that surround us in a new perspective. It's very useful and often inspires me to think in new directions.
Laurent Batisse, France
After studying architecture in Versailles I started up my own design studio in 2015. I´m always looking for functionality in the most simple lines. I'm Curious about anything. My approach tends toward a very graphic and clean aesthetic, mostly influenced by modernist architecture.
Fashion and furniture design are harmoniously fused in a unique collaboration between Soulland and Bolia. The result is an elegant Soulland x Bolia collection, with a strong focus on craftsmanship, detail and progressive style.
The collection comprises designs that are just as eye-catching in the showrooms and fashion stores as they are in discerning homes. Lacquered and oxidised steel, exclusive elm wood with natural knots and bold Yves Klein blue are carefully combined with graphic elements and an '80s feel. The collection results in original designs brimming with character.
Halskov & Dalsgaard, Denmark
We are Christina Halskov and Hanne Dalsgaard.
We were both educated at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, at The Design Department. Halskov & Dalsgaard Design was established in 1990.
We work with hardcore industrial design as well as lighting, furniture and lifestyle products. We love the variety of design fields and product areas that we are involved with. Being 2 dynamic and experienced designers, we are continuously driven by curiosity and interest in new design challenges.
To us inspiration is an open field and an open mind and a strong visual awareness and orientation. Inspiration and ideas can come from a totally different area and bits + fragments, materials + surfaces, shapes + concepts can be mixed and transformed into a new context. Open eyes + open mind is essential.
We focus on caring for the human being, functionality, respect for the environment, and strive to create a positive surplus by innovation and sense of humour.
Furniture design never ceases to be interesting, as objects that are physically close to us and that we use for practical reasons, for comfort, and that express and underline a personality we choose for our homes.
Vogel Studio, Germany
I work with my hands – always providing me the inspiration for new ideas. The characteristic nature of the materials, which I work with, often show me unique directions to take, allowing me to play and experiment with rather unconventional methods. I absolutely love this creative process and always aspire to bring my ideas to life and realizing them through design results.
David Derksen, Netherlands
In my work I try to express personal fascinations for materials, how they work and how they behave. I try to let other people enjoy the beauty that I see in this through the products that I design.
I have a great interest in physics, biology and chemistry, because they are trying to describe how our nature works. The beauty that lies within the processes and principles of nature, and particularly materials, are my source of inspiration.
Great design is intriguing and beautiful at first sight, but there is a second layer that can only be discovered once you start to look in greater detail. It should always keep a bit of its mystery.
We are very passionate about our work. We love simplicity (something extremely difficult to achieve). We believe the little details are the ones that make a difference. We admire nature and try to learn as much as possible from it. We are aware this job has embedded a big responsibility as we are bringing new objects to life that will have a direct or indirect relation with the people and our environment. We try to transmit emotions to the end user in every new piece we create.
We are inspired by almost everything surrounding us. A handful of snow trapped in a leaf from a tree or a marine flag can be the perfect catalyst to starting a new project. That is why it is so important to keep our eyes wide opened, trying to learn as much as possible from what we see and experience day by day.
As many things in this life design is also quite subjective. What is great for us can be considered normal or bad to other persons. For us, a great design has to be functional and at the same time it has to generate attraction in the person that is in front of it. It is the result of a perfect balance between form, colour and materials.
Henrik Sørig Thomsen, Denmark
I am a passionate and dedicated designer. I simply love my job. I love working with design objects that supports our senses. The designs we surround ourselves with everyday, must be able to support our everyday lives. A good design help’s you on a daily basis, without you ever thinking about it.
Martin Caneda, Argentina
I've always been curious about the things that surround us; finding out what they are for, how were they made and the story behind them. I like objects that are both honest and useful, because you can relate to them. I find that it's in this relationship where the true value of things reside.
That's the aim I pursue: creating functional, emotive objects with a story to tell. Subtle solutions for the everyday life.
Alex Ortega, Spain
Being curious and intense, that’s the way I create, mixing concepts, discovering new ways. It’s important to know the brand, the processes and the market necessities. it’s the only way to succeed.
Everything is inspiration, day-to-day is full of details, shapes and lines - we just need to find a great staring point.
I think good design can not only be justified as useful or ethical or even nice, I think today a product must be able to create a link with the user.
Siren Elise Wilhelmsen, Norway
I often get inspired by narratives; the origin, context and relationship between things.
For me design is a lot about where things come from and why we create them.
I love digging into stories from the past, from other disciplines or other worlds and bringing aspects of them into my design process. Yet sometimes inspiration also comes through a painting, a cloud or a chewing-gum on the street; the thoughts are not easy to capture!
I use design as a tool to understand the world and seek ways to examine our everyday objects, rituals and culture.
Good design is knowledge, curiosity, courage and JOY!
Steffensen & Würtz, Denmark
With an honest approach to design, we strive to create designs that push your boundaries and create value in your everyday life. We love challenging our creative and methodological approach in order to create products and furniture that make sense and possess great personality. A product design should awaken your curiosity and even make you smile. We are always ready for giving you our say on tomorrow's designs.
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
Zoé Mowat, Canada
For me, design is about balance. My approach is a sculptural and intuitive exploration of colour, material, form and texture that is counterbalanced by a curiosity and desire to create functional objects that can be enjoyed and that can endure.
Inspiration can come from many areas, and I find that art, architecture, as well as my daily intake of visual detail — the materials, textures, colours and patterns I see through random observations in my everyday are my primary sources of inspiration. Exploring and translating these observations into my own formal language is a large part of my process.
Design can communicate so much about a specific time and place and how we live as individuals. I feel that good design not only performs its intended function seamlessly well, but also contributes to this greater dialogue.
Fritz & Franken, Germany
Our designs are concentrated on elementary functions. They are transferred into comprehensible and honest constructions. We work soundly and linear, geometrical and graphical, while mobility is always an essential issue.
The users is encouraged to construct, convert and extend, to touch, look, feel and play – They converts themselves into being the designer.
To us, inspiration means perceiving the world with everything it offers – our children and journeys, the colours and scents and the dialogue with the people surrounding us, and converting these sensations into products.
Excellent design is timeless. It represents the interaction between shape, function, material and colours. It is just great when people tell us: This is as brilliant as simple.
A tribute to photography. The trademark is the controlled photography - an eye for detail and an uncompromising approach to design and quality. The vision is to get people to stop and see the world from a new perspective and to do this with craftmanship and simplicity.
Hagedornhagen celebrates photography as a design object and works with several
series ranging from traditional design posters to art prints. All Hagedornhagens motifs
are produced in Denmark to ensure high standards and authenticity.
The motifs exude nostalgia and poetry and appear at the same time innovative and
modern in their graphic simplicity and illustrative sharpness.
Scott Fitzsimons, New Zealand
I aspire to design products that are original and beautiful. Based from New Zealand, I design with a strong focus on simplicity, timelessness and permanence. I love what I do and aspire to instill that passion into every piece I design. Great design to me is simple, intuitive and natural, where everything is considered.
Milia Seyppel, Germany
I intend to create products that are unique and poetic, simple and playful at the same time. My design plays with dimensions, forms and proportions and I never forget the person that finally uses it.
Theoretically good design is the successful combination of the right material, a smart idea, a simple construction and a wonderful aesthetic. At the same time great design has a personality. Something about it touches us and this makes it volitional to enter people´s homes.
It is the greatest compliment for a designer when the design is used and loved by others, which make it a part of their lives.
My inspiration comes from my surroundings and my daily life. I absorb what I see, what I use and what I like; art, music, architecture and different cultures. It could be a construction site around the corner that fascinates me, or a journey to Egypt, the colours I see and the traditional crafts I discover there.
The world is many-sided and this is inspirational to me.
Phil Procter, UK
My designs are based on simple gestures or observations, with an emphasis on craftsmanship, detailing and natural materials to bring the products to life.
Functionality and a refined aesthetic are of great importance to me, and with these as benchmarks, I aim to design objects that people can live with and enjoy on a daily basis.
David Galvañ & Manuel Bañó, Spain
Functionality is one of our main objectives - we cover ranges of products based on new needs and user profiles, with a great obsession for detail and utility. We try to make honest products, taking advantage of the strengths of the material.
Having the studio divided in two different countries makes us travel a lot; living new situations and meeting new people helps us change perspective and enhance our creativity. Our inspiration comes with these changes and it comes from our surroundings, nature, materials or people but it can also come from our personal taste in photography, sculpture or architecture.
A great design needs to be simple, honest and easy to understand.
Laura Grebner, Germany
It amazes me to see the world through the eyes of a child. As a designer I get to experience the world in this view again. Kids see everything with fresh eyes, knowing they will find something new or different every time they look around. The magical appearance of objects can light up a smile in their face. Simple things we don’t think about can be exciting and wonderful. Of course, I have fun everywhere in between - I believe a childish view of the world and playful design can make our everyday a little brighter.
Sarah Fredelund, Denmark
My inspiration and motivation derives from the meeting between the built and the placed – a continuation of the proud Danish design traditions, where the fields of architecture and design intervenes. I am fascinated by the frames which are created for living and the way in which people then curate, arrange and habituate their space and hereby make architecture come to live through design.
My work is a continuous exploration of basic geometry, composition of shapes, the visual and haptic qualities of materials and the tension that arises where different materials meet.
I find that light is common denominator throughout my projects, whether it’s architecture or design. Light affects our understanding of materials and shapes for both the objects and the rooms surrounding them, making each design piece relate to the context in which it is places. In this way both the space and the object add value to one another.
Simon Morasi Piperčić, Croatia
Our design process involves identifying the opportunities inherent in a problem and the need to develope logical solutions. Through assessing and exploiting the potential of different kinds of materials, technologies and manufacturing processes designs will take shape. Function and aesthetics are given particular attention - we aim at making products intuitive and pleasant to use.
The inspiration for design depends upon a project - it’s found in human behaviour, context and enviroment.
Saif Faisal, India
I’m an ‘ESSENTIALIST’; my focus is on beautiful, sensitive, thoughtful and meaningful design with sustainable aesthetics. I would like to surprise myself from time to time exploring some new dimension. Working in different typologies and scales keeps things interesting and adventurous.
I’m quite intrigued by anything that could be interesting and creates a curiosity, be it a necessity, an interesting process, a beautiful material or a social concern. I have vested interest in philosophy, cultural anthropology and sociology, which plays a huge role in my understanding of a project beyond the corporeal aspects.
Good design is something that is not just functional and addresses a practical need, but one that goes beyond the physical and material sense, it is poetic. Design has the potential to shape us as a culture, so it is a social responsibility.
Gregor Korolewicz, Germany
As a designer I clearly favour simplicity but at the same time I love to excite curiosity through playful reimagination of the existing.
I have a deep respect for craftsmanship and enjoy working with traditional materials that evoke the sensation of crafted goods. I want my designs to be easy to understand and use, and always aim at creating objects which will find a place in people’s everyday lives.
I feel deeply rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition because it stands for everything I believe in as a designer such as contrast, simplicity, natural appeal and a gentle interplay of forms.
Benny Frandsen, Denmark
I have been designing lamps for many years. I have always done it for people who consider taste over price. This makes my designs sound terribly expensive, but that is not the case. Nevertheless, I have always loved a good challenge in the process ‘from a design on paper, to a finished lamp’. It has always been very important to me, that this process happens without making any compromises, that makes the design less exciting as when I good the idea to it.
We are Granstudio and we make designs that are affordable but still have the special touch that make them interesting.
We are inspired from whatever we see and wherever we go, and we always try to integrate small details that either give the products a special functionality or make you smile...
We take social responsibility in both our internal and external work as we believe the customer should feel confident about our products.
Charlotte Høncke, Denmark
I am fascinated by art, forms and materials. Graphic art and fashion are also things I get inspired by. I wish I had designed my little Fiat 500. It has a fine and sweet expression, which is easy to fall for.
Good design is when there are functional and aesthetic angles, which I know other designers also say. In addition to these two traits, the design must surprise or have some exciting details that make you curious, so you just have to touch, see or try out the furniture.
As a designer I’m very curious and extremely happy to be able to work with what I’m passionate about.
Kenyon Yeh, Taiwan
I’m currently living and working in Taiwan. I have studied product design in the UK, where I developed my love for creating everyday objects. My surroundings inspire me, so living in Asia and having lived in Europe, brings different styles together in my designs. I also get inspired by studying old and new manufacturing techniques, which also gives me knowledge about what can be produced.
We at Kreafunk aim to design products with not only great design, but also with a creative function. The deeply rooted Scandinavian design traditions inspire us, where the functionality is of highest importance. We strive to inspire people to look at design and function in a different way.
Meike Langer, Germany
With a strong preference for clear lines and natural materials, I strive for simplicity and functionality as central values in my designs. I would like my objects to become long-term companions which make their owner’s life easier and more enjoyable. Physical and visual lightness are recurring themes in my work, too.
For me great design is something that stands the test of time thanks to a strong, surprising concept, good quality and well-elaborated details. Things that simply feel natural…
Rasmus Jørgensen, Denmark
I consider myself as an Industrial designer, with a passion for adding clever function to a design. For me it is important that my designs does not only look good, but brings meaning and function to someone’s home and everyday life. I also finish my designs of with selecting colours and here I’m not afraid of going a bit crazy and choosing some bold ones, that can look dazzling in your home.
Bao-Nghi Droste, Germany
My aim is to create soulful and adorable products that imitate a distinctive gesture or character and add value, functionally as well as emotionally, to both the user and the environment. My objects are always reduced to their most important elements and have a geometrically clear, simple and pure form language, so that they have the potential to evolve into long-lasting products.
Everyday life, my daughter, art, music, nature, and design inspire me. It is important to be curious and to keep the eyes open.
Great design is self-evident, innovative, and impressive. Best case, it is a statement or a milestone of cultural or technological evolution.
Maija Puoskari & Tuukka Tujula, Finland
Our goal as designers is to make every day life more meaningful – joyful, easier, more functional.
We live in the centre of Helsinki, but our inspiration comes usually from nature. We both are from countryside and we “escape” to the woods as often as possible.
Saul Bass, the American graphical designer and creator of movies, said gracefully; design is thinking made visual. We agree. We just try to solve problems functional and beautiful way.
Rikke Frost, Denmark
My style is New Nordic with a twist. My designs are pure and original. I have a good eye for trends and I cherish playing with combinations of different materials.
One of my greatest influences is the company Paula Lenti. I've always been fascinated with people with a passion. Good design is functional, surprising and long lasting.
Says Who, Denmark
We are Nikolaj and Kasper. We are Says Who Design. We like to tell stories through our products. Stories that add character and relevance to the user experience. We love simple, clever yet masculine design. Rawness expressed through refined details. We always strive to add personality to the product. An edge or feature that defines its use, style or statement.
Good design is useful, characteristic and tells a story. It leaves a lasting impression that enriches our lives in ways we never thought of before. When design is at its best, it enriches our everyday lives and experiences.
Thevoz & Choquet, Switzerland/France
We are a design duo from Switzerland and France. Together we make a curios team - espacially when it comes to materials. We love sourcing and discovering unknown materials, textures and mixing them with wellknown surfaces. To us, a lot of a new design, comes down to the selected materials, which we also make a huge part of our creative process.