Our designers

We work closely with designers from all over the world – from emerging new talent to large, prestigious design studios. And just like the changing Scandinavian seasons, they are not afraid of change, but all share a common passion for natural materials, sustainable solutions and for new creative perspectives on Scandinavian design.

Nature, colours, raw materials and tactility are transformed into beautiful designs, all tailor-made and perfected by hand, designed to appeal to all your senses and invite you to touch, feel and fall in love.

Bolia was born in Denmark, and so was the renowned design duo Glismand & Rüdiger – an origin that serves as main source of inspiration in their approach to furniture design.

When designing furniture, the design duo seeks inspiration from the vivid Scandinavian nature and materials while honouring the proud design tradition built on simplicity, elegance, craftsmanship and sustainable materials.

“We share a passion for Scandinavian design and natural materials. Sustainability is the starting point for every new design we create. All the way from the first sketches to the final product, cause what we believe the most, is designing beautiful products that are built to last and survive trends.”

For Glismand & Rüdiger Scandinavian design isn’t a label, it’s a commitment in their design-work. It’s something to be interpreted in contemporary and new ways, and something to be proudly honoured.

Glismand & Rüdiger

Hans Thyge & Co consists of passionate designers with strong ideas and a love for beautiful design. Together we work with a combination of a strong tradition and a drive to explore the unknown and innovative parts of design.

The design studio specializes in designing furniture, objects and interiors. We juggle with everything from technical projects and lifestyle concepts to branding and communication and always with a strategic, sustainable and commercial approach in mind. We have a long history of know-how and experience working with a variety of materials and production methods for clients worldwide.

Working with many nationalities and different design approaches worldwide, demands an attitude of openness and collaborative skills. The mixture of different cultures and design-traditions is the hot-spot where great design comes to life.

We believe in combining brain and heart, function and aesthetics, and that every design should tell a story; a product is so much more than the product itself, it is about creativity, vision, culture, company values, the past, the present and the future.

Hans Thyge & Co, Denmark

As I develop an object, I ask what is the conversation? Is this piece just talking or can it listen? When you live with an object, it evokes a feeling in you, be it overtly or something more subconscious - it is an everyday interaction and an important one.

The meaning and value of an object reveals itself over time, reflecting the consideration and patience invested in the design process. It is in this process I seek to design objects that listen, effortlessly adapting to the changing needs of a home and the people in it.

Adam Friedman, USA

As the world grows ever more complicated, we strive to create simple and meaningful getaways, retreats and pieces of design with a unique experience for the demanding customer.

The spaces that surround us have great impact on the quality of our lives. Hence, we dedicate our professional lives to contribute to the Scandinavian heritage of architectural design – the art of designing holistic and immersive experiences.

We really do believe that simple and attractive aesthetics can heighten the feeling of being alive and add a certain degree of mental health to our existence. Our wish is to design objects that hold the potential of achieving that goal.

We design objects when we are presented to a given possibility to contribute with something beautiful and meaningful. It is not a crusade but an invitation.

Spant Studio, Denmark

My multidisciplinary approach merges formal training in Architecture, Interior Design and Visual Communications to create meaningful design solutions that are well rounded and complement an intuitive way of living. Each project is an opportunity to explore the fine balance where practicality and sophistication co-exist in elegant and exciting harmony. This gives rise to new spatial and product solutions that are useful, engaging and relevant.

I am excited by the intersection of interiors and products, people and spaces and enriching the experience when these things meld together. I have a keen focus on simple geometry, quality materials and an appreciation of craftsmanship and permanency. Tactility, form and composition are key factors throughout my design process. I like to get my hands dirty so I can understand and experience the design as it evolves. I believe this helps my designs become more free and intuitive and hopefully richer as a result. 

My work aims to look good, be delightful to the touch and be easy to understand.

Studio Emily Broom, Denmark

Benditas is an innovation-driven design studio based in Barcelona working within the fields of product design, art direction and design strategy.

In Benditas our creative goal applies wide-ranging energy to find solutions for day-to-day problems with a transversal vision, interconnecting knowledge, specialties and sensitivities.

Our design is characterized by simple shape and form with detail that gives character to the object in question. Often these small details offer relevance when formalizing a use and purpose while personalizing aesthetics.

Exchanging knowledge with fellow artisans is a vital and continuous aspect in our creative process. Through this constant symbiosis we bring our products to life. Our creations are the result of an intimate and purposeful interaction encompassing traditional, modern and contemporary techniques.

Sustainability is essential in the creative process at Benditas. We work constantly to cause minimum impact on the planet.

Benditas Studio, Spain

We’re a design studio based in Berlin exploring all aspects of furniture, lighting and interior design. For us, design is an inseparable part of our lives, it’s an expression of our personality and a creative reflection of the society that surrounds us. We see opportunities in everything around us, and it’s the everyday experiences that inspires us the most.
Our goal is to create simple yet original designs that solve a complex problem in an innovative and functional way. It’s essential that techniques, materials and aesthetics come together, and we believe great design should challenge the conventional and mundane.

BÖTTCHER & KAYSER

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.

Hertel & Klarhoefer

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.

Meike Harde

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.

kaschkasch

The Danish designer and Medical student, Asger Risborg Jakobsen, is inspired by the complexity and still awing simplicity of nature.

When designing, he’s always breaking his ideas down, leaving room for only the essentials. Like function, beauty, character and craft, and making leave a powerful, but simple impression. For him, aiming towards simplicity means he can create beautiful long-lasting designs reflected and affected by their surroundings.

Asger Risborg Jakobsen, Denmark