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Åsa GustavssonÅsa Gustavsson

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Åsa JungneliusÅsa Jungnelius

"My first aim is to create glass that tells a story. Then I use aesthetics as a way of depicting the objective world in my own subjective manner. Often, I use stereotypical artefacts as a model or reference in order to highlight or destroy the myth and its significance. As for glass itself, I love its glitter and shiny, hard surfaces, especially as a contrast to other materials."

Åsa Jungnelius was born in Stockholm and has been retained by Kosta Boda as a designer since 2007. She is fascinated by the way the value of an object is created and what it conveys about us and our world. She is continually challenging the establishment by questioning the structural norms of society. The resulting creations are razor sharp comments. Åsa Jungnelius art spans a wide spectrum, covering issues such as aesthetic hierarchies, fashion, shopping, decadence and construction of gender. References that are all clearly expressed in the collections Jackie and Make Up.
Åsa McCormacÅsa McCormac

Designer bio coming soon.
3Part3Part

3Part is a Danish design team that exists since 1998. 3Part consists of 15 employees and runs offices in Aarhus and Copenhagen. 3Part designs products and solutions for Danish and international companies. The employees from 3Part connect their passion for design and innovations.

Products from 3Part are developed in a strong cooperation with the manufacturers. The great experience from the design team enables a more purposeful emerging of the product basing on the initial underlying idea. For 3Part, design means an individual way of life and thinking.

Despite this, 3Part wouldn’t tackle a new project blindly. Before a product emerges, 3Part first analyses the market and complies several possible solutions for the proposed task, because a successful product begins and ends on the market. Therefore the work from 3Part is affected from the needs and demands of the end user.

The work from 3Part subdivides into several phases that are distributed all over a year, depending on the project. Each worker attends to averagely 10-15 projects in a phase. This explains the high experience of the team in the design process.
Akiko Kuwahata & Hans ThygeAkiko Kuwahata & Hans Thyge

Akiko is the fruit of a collaboration between the Danish designer Hans Thyge and the Japanese designer Akiko Kuwahata. Kuwahata came to Denmark as part of her design studies and worked as a trainee at Hans Thyge’s architectural practice, RKDO, in Aarhus. The Akiko range was named after Kuwahata.
Alev SiesbyeAlev Siesbye

Born in Turkey. Trained in Denmark. Lives in France. With her cosmopolitan background, Alev Siesbye has quite an unusual fuel driving her career as an artist and ceramicist. The combination of beautiful lines and high demands for quality are recurrent themes in all Alev Siebye’s work. But the Mediterranean heritage has still been maintained. She does not feel that her work follows Scandinavian design traditions. Sure enough, the simplicity is there, but her curves and shapes are a little more pronounced and rounder, and could equally well have been created from Anatolic or Egyptian models.

"If I had grown up in Italy, for example, my work would definitely look quite different today. The Latin manufacturing requirements are essentially different. But thankfully I learned to value quality based on Danish standards, which is an advantage I have benefited tremendously from in my work – and that is something that I will always be very grateful for."
Alken & BengtssonAlken & Bengtsson

Nygärds Maria Bengtsson is a graphic designer educated from Konstfack in Stockholm. Thomas E. Alken Møbel is educated as an industrial designer from the Danish Design School.

Together they work with Holmegaard under the name Alken & Bengtsson.
Allan ScharffAllan Scharff

Allan Scharff began his professional career with Georg Jensen at the age of 17. He worked there from 1963 - 1967 and earned an apprentice certificate as a silversmith. He specialized in hollowware and his graduation project was the execution of a complicated pitcher designed by Henning Koppel. After completing his apprenticeship, he went to the Guldsmedehojskolem (Goldsmith High School) of the Insitut for AEdelmetal (Danish Institue of Precious Metals). He graduated in 1975 and then worked as an independent silversmith from 1975 to 1978.

From 1978 to 1979, he was the silversmith in residence at the Herning Kunstmuseum (Herning Museum of Art) in Herning, Denmark. He was an advisor and designer for the Hans Hansen Silversmithy from 1978 to 1987 when he began working for the Georg Jensen Silversmithy designing jewelry, hollowware and watches. He has also designed ceramic and glass pieces for Royal Copenhagen Porcelain, Orrefors and Holmegaard.

These days he works out of a studio in Copenhagen as "designing silversmith." He designs and executes hollowware items, many of them commissioned pieces.

He has received many awards including the World Crafts Council Europe Award in 1993 and the Bayerrischer Staatpreis in 1995. His work has been widely exhibited worldwide and he was the youngest founder of Danish Silversmiths in 1976, a group composed of many of Denmark's leading silversmiths who still stage exhibitions.

He is currently working on a collection for the Danish Museum of Decorative Arts in Copenhagen which will open next year.
Allan TherkelsonAllan Therkelson

Allan Therkelsen (b. 1960) is one of the most productive sculptors at Royal Copenhagen. In recent years he has modelled several figurines - such as a puppy collection, various cats and recently new figurines in the popular Else series. The young ballerinas is the latest work of Allan Therkelsen for Royal Copenhagen. Sitting or standing, they prepare to practise their steps, dressed in light costumes and with a lively grace that has been translated into porcelain in the most distinguished manner.
Anders Hegelund & Lars HegelundAnders Hegelund & Lars Hegelund

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Anderssen & VollAnderssen & Voll

Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll are two of Norway's most lauded designers and were the designers and founding partners of the internationally renowned Norway Says design office. Røros Tweed's Berg, Skog and Kors designs were the first designs launched on behalf of Anderssen & Voll. Berg, which is named after textile artists, Sigrun Berg, received the honor of being awarded the Good Design Award in 2011.
Andreas EngesvikAndreas Engesvik

Andreas Engesvik (b. 1970) works with a range of different materials, and his portfolio contains furniture and crockery as well as industrial products. His work displays a very strong Scandinavian approach with a little touch of added spice. Before starting his own Andreas Engesvik, Oslo design company, the designer, a graduate of the Bergen University of Art and Design, was a founding member of the internationally renowned Norway Says design collective. Engesvik received the Torsten & Wanja Søderberg Award 2007, the 2009 Wallpaper Design Award and the 2010 If Product Design award.

In addition to Norwegian manufacturers, Engesvik has designed for Muuto, Asplund, and Ligne Roset, among others. His works are also found in the Norwegian Royal Palace; Princess Mette-Marit chose furniture designed by Engesvik for her office located in the palace.
Andreas Engesvik & StokkeAustadAndreas Engesvik & StokkeAustad

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Andreas MikkelsenAndreas Mikkelsen

Andreas Mikkelsen (b. 1928) came to the Georg Jensen company in 1955. There he didn't only work as a designer, he also was in management. In the years following, Mikkelsen occupied different executive positions at Georg Jensen. From 1989 Andreas Mikkelsen dedicated his time and focus towards design.
Angela UtbultAngela Utbult

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Anja KjærAnja Kjær

Anja Kjær graduated from Danmarks Designskole’s Glass & Ceramics line in 1983. She has been creating unika glass designs for 25 years now, working for herself. A sure sense of bold, cheerful colours and classic lines gives that special Anja Kjær touch which means her creations are known and loved far beyond the borders of Denmark. Her extensive portfolio bears witness to 18 years as a designer for Holmegaard and a large number of international exhibitions. Anja Kjær’s designs are represented in permanent collections in museums all the way from Denmark to New York City.
Ann GlansenAnn Glansen

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Ann HjersAnn Hjers

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Ann Sofi-RommeAnn Sofi-Romme

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Ann WärffAnn Wärff

Ann Wärff was a founding figure in international "Studio Glass". During a career that to date spans forty years, she has worked as an engraver, a vessel maker, a sculptor, a stained glass artist, a water-colourist and a designer for industry. After studies at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm, she married Swedish glass artist Göran Wärff and worked with him as a designer at Pukebergs Glasbruk 1960-1964, and then at Kosta Boda 1964-1970. Ten years of discipline as a designer in the glass industry gave her practical and organisational skills that most of her colleagues in the glass world, particularly those outside Scandinavia, do not have. An account of her decision to use sandblasting and etching techniques on glass underscores her technical adaptability. In 1982 whilst staying with Harvey Littleton in North Carolina he taught her about printing from glass plates, a technique which resulted in some remarkable work from her. Ann's installation at the Ducal Palace in Venice was a transitional work with layered enamel painted glass sheets in dialogue with cast sculptural elements.
Ann WessbladAnn Wessblad

Ann Wessblad is a product designer, educated at School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg. A great deal of her work is devoted to drawing patterns for textiles. She finds that the challenge and the interest for the work lies in finding a rhythm and a balance in the interplay between colour and form, and in that the possibilities are infinite...
Ann-Carin WiktorssonAnn-Carin Wiktorsson

Ann-Carin is a product designer who trained at the HDK School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and the Royal College of Art, London. She is a member of the freelance group, Plan 3, which is based in Järntorget in Göteborg, Sweden. With her passion for food, she has created several well-known products for the kitchen. Finding inspiration and motivation in everyday situations, she works with designs that bring together functional, tactile, and visual elements - much to the delight of those who use the products.
Anna EhrnerAnna Ehrner

"For me, creativity takes place in the blowing room. This is where glass is conceived, where it is fashioned and comes alive. I want to work with glass, not against it. In my designs, I try to follow along with the melt, with the sheer power of the glass, although I try at the same time to identify the simple and the subtle."

An experimental and minimalistic stylist, Anna Ehrner’s work is distinguished by simple yet powerful shapes and an ability to achieve colourful displays using colour in subtle ways. Veils of colour inside the glass have become something of Anna Ehrner’s trademark, as have the lofty different coloured stalks that are characteristic of her art glass. She is also the originator of best-selling collections such as our Line glasses and the Contrast series of bowls.
Anna PerssonAnna Persson

Based in Stockholm Sweden, Anna Persson has been creating jewelry since 2007. All jewelry are made in solid Sterling silver or 18K gold, which gives them their characteristic genuine feeling and lovely weight.

With designs that transcend over time and passing trends, the jewelry are made for, and worn by women who have a strong sense of themselves, know what they like and who want to express their own personal style.

Excellent quality combined with carefully selected, unique designs are the foundational values, under which the Anna Persson Jewelry brand operates. We are committed to excellence in everything we do and we always strive for exceeding customer expectations.

A jewelry creation by Anna Persson is a piece of beauty to enjoy and treasure for a lifetime.
AnnaViktoriaAnnaViktoria

Anna Viktoria creates and designs products in her own brand and for other companies. With passion for Scandinavian design traditions and expressions, Anna Viktoria uses reindeer, moose and the wooden horse in a stylish design and function.
Anne LindholmAnne Lindholm

Designer bio coming soon.
Anne NilssonAnne Nilsson

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Annika HillAnnika Hill

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Anu PenttinenAnu Penttinen

Anu Penttinen is a Finnish designer who is known for her Vitriini boxes and glass birds for Iittala. Born in 1974, Anu Penttinen is a graduate of Helsinki’s University of Art and Design and is part of a new wave of young Finnish designers. Penttinen’s work is primarily with glass and she finds inspiration in the urban world around her. In addition to her work with Iittala, Penttinen also has her own design studio, Nounou Design, specializing in hand-blown and art glass products.
ArkivArkiv

Designer bio coming soon.
Arne & CarlosArne & Carlos

Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison, Norwegian and Swedish respectively, established ARNE & CARLOS in 2002. Drawing on their traditional Scandinavian influences and their natural environment, they create original and visually striking knitwear.

Through experience gained from working alongside Scandinavia's most respected knitting practitioners, many of them elderly women using century-old techniques, Arne and Carlos seek to preserve these techniques as well as create pieces that are modern and new.

Arne and Carlos collaborated with Comme des Garcons in 2008 and Urban Outfitters in 2009. Currently, Arne and Carlos are developing patterns for the hand knit market and their second book, Julekuler was released in Norway in October 2010. The English version of the book was released in the USA in 2011.

Arne & Carlos’ creative base is located 190 kilometres north of Oslo in the Valdres region of Norway, in a disused railway station. This idyllic location is a source of inspiration as well as a haven for peace and tranquillity. There Arne & Carlos absorb the rich tradition of Scandinavian arts and crafts while adding their own personal inspirations.
Arne JacobsenArne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen (1902 –1971) is one of the most influential Danish architects and designers of the 20th century. He graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen, where he was also a professor of architecture for a long period.

Arne Jacobsen put his modernist stamp on architecture and design for more than 50 years – not only in Denmark but also internationally. His output was enormous, originating in a philosophy of creating total concepts, where everything was thoroughly designed, with a common thread running through all his work – buildings, furniture and other interior decor. Arne Jacobsen’s productions are more relevant than ever – and have enjoyed a strong revival over the last 20 years. He embodies the balancing act of elite creator and household name.
Arne Jacobsen & Lauritz KnudsenArne Jacobsen & Lauritz Knudsen

A series of stylish clocks were created by Arne Jacobsen in connection with the construction of a building for the managing director of electrical goods manufacturer Lauritz Knudsen in 1939. Typically Arne Jacobsen, the designs are both architectural and minimalist, but at the same time are influenced by Lauritz Knudsen's industrial access to moulding with plastic, which was the new wonder material at that time.
Arne Jacobsen & Paul SmithArne Jacobsen & Paul Smith

When the starting point for a new design project is a genuine classic that can withstand any challenge, there is considerable room for creative license. That is why Stelton could give Paul Smith free reins with "the crown jewels", Arne Jacobsen's iconic Cylinda-Line coffee and teapots, and the more recent coffee press.
Arnold KrogArnold Krog

Restoring a castle, reconstructing the Blue Fluted pattern
Arnold Krog(1856-1931) was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, and went on to specialize in restoring castles in their original historical style. In 1885 he was appointed artistic director of the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory.
His first undertaking at the factory was to reconstruct and relaunch the ancient Blue Fluted pattern. In the course of this work he created the magnificent service that has been one of Royal Copenhagen's finest for more than a hundred years.

"I was adamant in my demands..."
Even before the summer of 1885 Arnold Krog had made certain corrections to the reproduction of the pattern, which had become rather poor with the passing of the years, and he managed to revolutionize some of the designs. "And then I got to grips with it, and tried to create forms that were suitable for covering with the decoration that had been established for years. I was adamant in my demands in this respect, no matter what I was trying to design."

Developing the Blue Flower dinner service
Later on, in 1913, Arnold Krog developed the Blue Flower angular coffee service into a complete dinner service with the old Blue Flower pattern as the decoration. A Late Empire coffee service created by his predecessor, architect G.H. Hetsch, who was Artistic Head of the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory from 1828-1864.

Working on the underglaze painting technique
Arnold Krog now set to work on the underglaze painting technique coupled with inspiration from the craftsmanship of East Asia - mainly works from Japan, quite a number of which arrived in Europe during this period - which led to the development of an entirely new painting style and technique, combining Japanese imagery with European naturalism. The selection of colors was limited at first to blue cobalt. But in the course of a few years the range expanded, facilitating the depiction of the Danish landscape in soft, misty tones. Vases and dishes, soon to be followed by naturalistic figures of animals and people were presented at the major exhibitions of the day - and were awarded distinctions!

Arnold Krog's creative efforts within the underglaze technique established the international success of the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory.
Artur HazeliusArtur Hazelius

Artur Immanuel Hazelius (1833 – 1901) was a Swedish teacher, scholar and folklorist, and founder of the Nordic Museum and the open-air museum Skansen in Stockholm.
Astrid FogAstrid Fog

Astrid Fog created her first jewellery collection for Georg Jensen in 1969. From the earliest collections, her designs attracted widespread recognition and her pieces for Georg Jensen won her a strong following among the fashion-forward.

It is true that Fog infused her designs with a "fashion" sensibility. She worked in clothing design–in both haute couture and ready-to-wear–in addition to hollowware and jewellery. This experience seems to have given her a wonderful appreciation for an audience’s tastes and an advanced understanding of what will catch the eye. Fog participated in exhibitions at the Danish National Arts and Crafts Association a number of times. There, she made an impression with her exquisite suits, coats and dresses. The pieces were sewn from hand-woven material produced especially for her designs. Her approach in clothing design is key to her success in creating jewellery as it shows her underlying respect for the material. For a jewellery designer, the way that individual materials relate to the design is of utmost importance.

During her lifetime, Astrid Fog was also associated with Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufacturer. Whether producing lamps, jewellery or clothing, her designs bear certain similarities including keen attention to manufacturing detail and clear simplicity.

In addition, her legacy includes a rich development of the modernist sensibility. She used combinations of simple geometric shapes, such as circles, squares, and rectangles in ways that were wholly new at the time.
Aurelien BarbryAurelien Barbry

The French designer Aurelien Barbry can look back on an impressive career. He has worked for several years as head of design for the world-renowned French architectural star Jean Nouvel, the man behind the Danish Broadcasting corporation’s new headquarters building in Copenhagen. Since then, Aurelien has gone solo, and he can already lay claim to several successes around the globe. Most recently for Menu with the beautiful Black Titanium series.
Axel BjurströmAxel Bjurström

Axel Bjurström became interested in design when he worked as a project manager for fashion company Filippa K. He took his master’s degree in interior architecture and furniture design at Konstfack, the University College of Arts Crafts and Design in Stockholm in 2007 and now runs his own studio, working with product design and architecture.
Bengt LindbergBengt Lindberg

Bengt Lindberg designer and illustrator, creates new design with roots in traditional folk art. His designs can be both playful and strictly graphic. In 1991 he made his first moose, which has become a modern Swedish souvenir. Bengt was born in Värnamo, in Sweden but his grandparents had a farm in Skåne, filled with objects of art, handicrafts and nick-nacks. – I have always loved old things, says Bengt, especially the slightly naive, clumsy folk art stuff. When things are too perfect they also get to be boring.
Bent FalkBent Falk

Bent Falk trained as designer at the School of Applied Arts (today Denmark’s Designskole) and at the Royal Academy of Beautiful Arts. For 30 years, he is involved in the fields industrial design, furniture art and lighting, out of them for 10 years in close cooperation with the Menu A/S. A couple of foundation pillars of the classic Menu collection also bear his signature, for example the popular Menu salad tongs.
Bent KrebsBent Krebs

Bent Krebs has many strings to his bow. He is an ideas man, an innovator, a designer, an entrepreneur, a gourmand, a bon vivant, a golfer and much more. Bent Krebs lives on the island of Samsø, surrounded by good local produce. He has published the cookery book "Heltene fra Samsø" (The Heroes of Samsø), which has deepened his interest in all things culinary.

Gastronomy and the things with which we surround ourselves in the kitchen and at the table have become something of a passion for Bent Krebs. And where both things are concerned, he lives by the mottos "Fun for Food" and "Design for Easy Living" in everything he does. It should be simple, beautiful, functional, unpretentious – and ideally with a hint of humour and an entertaining element. "You could say that I am trying to create and design a modern version of the Danish children’s book 'The Lively Kitchen,'" explains Bent Krebs.
Bernt SantessenBernt Santessen

Designer bio coming soon.
Bertil VallienBertil Vallien

Bertil Vallien is a master of dimension. From 1963, he worked as a glass designer for "Kosta Boda", as well as being prominent in several other genres. A lot of Bertil Vallien’s work has been placed in Swedish art museums.
Betty SvenssonBetty Svensson

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Birgitta Bengtsson BjörkBirgitta Bengtsson Björk

Birgitta Bengtsson Björk is one of those who "rediscovered" the Swedish woollen rug. Her pattern "Rings", for Klippan is a Swedish classic. As a designer she is trying to work with both clarity and distinction in both form and colour.
Birgitta Lamm-SederholmBirgitta Lamm-Sederholm

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Birgitta LiedgrenBirgitta Liedgren

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Birgitta NyhrenBirgitta Nyhren

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Bitte StenströmBitte Stenström

Bitte Stenström designs are well-known in interior design and home décor and have a presence in Swedish homes, on wall paper as well as fabrics. Bitte on her creative process:

"I always start by making a pencil sketch or a gouache and don’t use the computer until the final stages of repeat and colouring. Nature and cities are my biggest sources of inspiration. I have been living in Öland for about a year now, where the atmosphere gives me a peaceful environment to work in."
Bitten Brandt SkoglundBitten Brandt Skoglund

Designer bio coming soon.
Björk-ForthBjörk-Forth

Design studio Björk-Forth is made up of  Pia O. Björklund and Magnus Forthmeiier, who studied at the University College of Borås at the School of Textiles. Both have worked in textile and product design both internationally and at home in Sweden. Björk-Forth have created items for the Sagaform SOS, Sagaform Holiday and Sagaform Season collections.
Bo BonfilsBo Bonfils

Bo Bonfils is an artist and self-taught designer. Bo has run his own business since 1960 and has carried out commissions for Danish and international companies. In addition, he has designed posters, stamps, illustrated books and produced art exhibitions.
Britt-Marie HenrikssonBritt-Marie Henriksson

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Britta PahneBritta Pahne

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Bruno ChristesenBruno Christesen

Product designer Bruno Christesen obtained international acceptance for his legendary nutcracker, his first product for Menu.
Camilla EngdahlCamilla Engdahl

Swedish designer Camilla Engdahl mainly works with ceramics and porcelain. Her playful design work can be seen with the Sagaform tea series. Camilla Engdahl studied at the School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg and has also worked in interior design.
Carina BackmanCarina Backman

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Carina Hagg LindelowCarina Hagg Lindelow

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Carl HagerlingCarl Hagerling

Carl Hagerling is an industrial designer educated at Lund University (LTH) who has also studied graphic design. He started the Hagerling Form design studio in 2009 in an old dairy shop in Malmö, Sweden. Some of Hagerling Form's clients are IKEA, Dark and Bombardier, and they design everything from clocks to train interiors. His innovative and functional idiom has been awarded Residence Magazine's Newcomer of the Year award and a Good Design Award for his space inspired pendant.
Carl LarssonCarl Larsson

Carl Larsson (1853 – 1919) was a Swedish painter and interior designer, representative of the Arts and Crafts Movement. His many paintings include oils, watercolors, and frescoes. He considered his finest work to be Midvinterblot (Midwinter Sacrifice), a large wall mural now displayed inside the Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts.
Cecilia GröningCecilia Gröning

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Cecilie ManzCecilie Manz

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning Danish designer Cecilie Manz has been collaborating with the top Scandinavian Design companies since 2005. Within this short time, she has already created striking, award-winning classics that will do any home or table proud for generations to come.
Charles WilsonCharles Wilson

Charles Wilson is a Sydney-based industrial designer, who now works principally with furniture, although his output has covered a broad range of disciplines, including civic design, display, point of sale and domestic products. Charles has always been involved in every stage of the design and production process, exploring the forms and functionality of his work physically, rather than via computer generation. He prefers to work with drawings and scale models to develop prototypes and patterns for manufacture. This procedure has proved to be very successful during the creation of the stunning Candelabra for Menu – rewarded the Australien International Design Award in 2007.
Chiqui MattsonChiqui Mattson

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Christel MarottChristel Marott

Christel Marott (1919-1992) was only seventeen when she made her debut as a self-conscious illustrator of weekly magazines, and throughout her life she carried on drawing illustrations for weeklies and fashion magazines all over the world, such as Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.

She signed her work, "Christel" and it became synonymous with alluring girls with long legs and a characteristic, vibrant sensuality. They were level headed and yet provocative at the same time.
Christer EkelundChrister Ekelund

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Christian & Ole FlenstedChristian & Ole Flensted

Christian Flensted and his wife Grethe Flensted founded Flensted Mobiles in 1954. Today it is run by his son Ole Flensted and his wife Aase. Christan Flensted became known as the "Uromager", a word impossible to translate into English directly, but meaning "a maker of things mischievous and always on the move." The mobiles he and his son design are carefully handmade, assembled and balanced by around 50 skilled workers.
Christian BjørnChristian Bjørn

Christian Bjørn has been a key figure on the Danish design scene since the end of the 1970s, and is today credited with much of the honour for having established Industrial Design as an independent profession in Denmark. For Menu, Christian has created a series which, from its launch, wowed people worldwide. After a few months on the market, Christian’s Lighthouse series for Menu has already been awarded two of the most well-known design prizes in the world: the Red Dot Award and the IF Industrial Design Award.
Christian FlenstedChristian Flensted

Mobiles are a traditional craft in Denmark, but the modern mobile - as a decoration for the home - was created in 1953 by Christian Flensted and his wife Grethe to celebrate the birth of their first daughter.

Their first design, the Stork mobile, was a great success, and now flies all over the world.

Christian Flensted became known as the "Uromager", a name impossible to translate into English, which means a "maker of mischievous things that are always on the move."

In 1956 Christian Flensted gave up his job to devote his entire effort to the fledgling mobiles business, then based in Aalborg, Jutland. However, this led to the business moving back to its home island of Funen and founding "The Stork's Nest" in Tommerup. They stayed here for about 15 years.

By 1971, production had grown so much that new premises were needed, and they moved to the old school "Frederiksminde" near Brenderup, Funen, which is still the FLENSTED MOBILE CENTRE.
Christina Halskov & Hanne DalsgaardChristina Halskov & Hanne Dalsgaard

Hanne Dalsgaard (b. 1960) and Christina Halskov (b. 1961) are both educated at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Industrial Design, graduating in the late 1980s. Halskov & Dalsgaard Design was established in 1990, and is situated in the center of Copenhagen. Their fields of activity include both comprehensive as well as minor tasks within industrial/product design, covering the process from concept and idea development to the final product.
Christoffer MartensChristoffer Martens

Christoffer Martens (b. 1975) worked as a graphic designer before he began studying product design in Potsdam, Germany. During his studies he was a founding designer of the group 'Erstererster.' As part of this collective Martens participated in various exhibitions, such as Designmai in Berlin and Fuorisalone in Milan. In 2008, he worked for the Swiss designer Alfredo Haberli in Zurich before he founded his own studio based in Berlin. With a focus on product and interior design, he has worked with companies such as Nils Holger Moormann, Thonet and Kahla Porzellan. Martens' projects have been awarded several international prizes. In 2010 his work was nominated for a Design Award in Germany.
Cilla PerssonCilla Persson

Cilla Persson is a Swedish industrial designer with a solid background. She lends her inspiration from Japanese and old Nordic aesthetics. Her aim is to create a functional, timeless and beautiful design.
Connie MoltubakkConnie Moltubakk

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Constantin WortmannConstantin Wortmann

Constantin Wortmann studied design in Munich, followed by an internship and several freelance design projects for Ingo Maurer. In 1998 he co-founded the design studio Büro für Form with Benjamin Hopf. Numerous international awards and exhibitions confirm the success of the studio which focuses on interior design, industrial design, furniture design and lighting design.
Daiva ZubrieneDaiva Zubriene

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Dale Design TeamDale Design Team

Dale of Norway has designed official sweaters for every Winter Olympics and World Ski Championship event since the 1956 Cortina Winter Olympic Games. Since 1956, Dale of Norway has been the official supplier to the Norwegian Ski Association—and later, to the International Olympic Committee. Company designers use only the finest wool from the "dalasau," or "valley sheep," as synthetic fibers cannot match wool's superior wicking properties, odor resistance, insulating warmth, and long-lasting quality. Dale of Norway's designs are consistently inspired by the Norwegian landscape, with its mountains and alpine valleys, as well as vast Scandinavian knitting traditions.
David MayhewDavid Mayhew

David Mayhew’s love of the ocean started as an officer in the British Merchant Navy, which led to countless other ships and ocean voyages over the years, carrying him to remote areas of the world. In addition to deck officer and ship’s captain, he also worked as a lighthouse keeper on the last two manned lighthouses in Australia. Nature is essential to the designer’s well-being and an important source of inspiration in his work. He now lives in Tasmania, Australia, where the wilderness is never far away. Today, along with the occasional voyage captaining a traditional sailing ship, Mayhew works as a carpenter and joiner, crafting furniture and design objects from wood in his workshop by the beach and prefers to work with traditional tools.
Design By UsDesign By Us

Designer bio coming soon.
DesignitDesignit

Cooperation is essential at Designit. There is room for individual designers to express their talents, but it is the synergy between designers that gives the best results. This is why Designit always puts together a team of different designers who work together to develop innovative concepts, evaluate them and refine them into inspiring, simple and functional products.

Designit was founded in 1991 by three industrial designers, Anders Geert-Jensen, Mikal Jørgensen and David Fellah. Today, Designit has 50 employees and offices in Aarhus, Copenhagen and Paris. Clients include Bang & Olufsen, Novo Nordisk and Munthe plus Simonsen. Designit awards include the International Interior Design Award 2000, iF Design Award 2001 and RedDot Design Award 2003 and 2005.

The picture above shows Anders Geert-Jensen and Emil Wegger Jensen from Designit.
DesignwrightDesignwright

English brothers Adrian and Jeremy Wright formed their practice in 2005 and have gone on to design award-winning products for a variety of international clients. Adrian trained in Mechanical Engineering followed by Industrial Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art. After graduation he spent three years designing for British architects Norman Foster and David Chipperfield. Jeremy studied Industrial Design at Brunel University and, after graduating in 2002, worked as a freelance designer for Philips Design in London. Their work has received several Red Dot, Design Plus and other awards, including in 2011, a Red Dot 'Best of the Best' award and a nomination for the prestigious D&AD Awards.
Don WallanceDon Wallance

Don Wallance (1909 - 1990) was one the most well known designers in the US for, among other things, his famous cutlery design.

He was educated from the New York University and The Design Laboratory in New York. Don Wallance was awarded a design prize by The Museum of Modern Art in New York for a chair he designed for the museum when it was built.

His products are exhibited in MoMA and The Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design in New York.
Douglas RossDouglas Ross

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Edholm UlleniusEdholm Ullenius

Edholm Ullenius is a Stockholm based studio of graphic design & illustration, operating world wide. The firm was founded by Sissi Edholm and Lisa Ullenius in 2002. Edholm Ullenius approach every comission as a team and consider the result as pure communication with lust and surprise. No project nor client is ”typical” of Edholm Ullenius. But the design is. During the years their work has appeared with a range of clients, from Ikea to Paul Smith.
Edward HaldEdward Hald

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Egeberg & ThingEgeberg & Thing

Jan Egeberg (b. 1958) is an industrial designer MDD and architect. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen 1988. Morten Thing (b. 1954) is an industrial designer.
Ekelund Design StudioEkelund Design Studio

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Ekelund DesignstudioEkelund Designstudio

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Erik BaggerErik Bagger

Erik Bagger originally trained as a goldsmith and, after qualifying, worked for Georg Jensen before starting his own business. As a goldsmith, Erik Bagger developed an eye for detail that remains to this day one of the hallmarks of his designs. He also learned that it is possible to combine a number of different types of materials into a complete entity.

Erik Bagger decided to start his own business in 1987 as the direct result of a visit to the US. However, an equally important aspect was his fascination with the scope inherent in combining steel, plastic and rubber.

In typical Erik Bagger style, he was also able to see the funny side of these materials. Rubber, plastic and steel are traditionally perceived as a kind of symbol of a cold, industrialised world. Once these materials have passed through Erik’s hands, however, what emerges is a warm, user-friendly, slightly tongue-in-cheek product.

Erik’s design criterion is: The best stylistic merit, the best quality and the best function. If the product does not have these three qualities, it is not allowed to bear the Erik Bagger name.
Erik Brannstrom Den Vilda Kocken & The Wild ChefErik Brannstrom Den Vilda Kocken & The Wild Chef

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Erik MagnussenErik Magnussen

Erik Magnussen (b. 1940) was born in Copenhagen. Educated as a ceramist at the School of Applied Arts and Design - graduated with a silver medal in 1960.

For a number of years he worked for Bing & Grøndahl and among the latest works are furniture for Fritz Hansen A/S , door handles for Franz Schneider Brakel gmbh, tabletop in pewter for Royal Selangor, tabletop in stainless steel and plastic for A/S Stelton, porcelain lamps for Licht & Form and furniture for Paustian A/S.

Erik Magnussen's designs are exhibited in museums throughout the world and he has received the Lunning Prize in 1967 and the Furniture Prize in 1977. In 1983 he was chosen "designer of the year" by the Danish Design Council and his products have several times received the ID-prize by the Danish Society of Industrial Design. Erik Magnussen received the Bindesbøll Medal in 1996 and he has received grants from the Ole Haslund Fund, the Royal Jueweller A. Michelsen's Anniversary Fund and Knud V. Engelhardt's Memorial Fund.

In 1997 Erik Magnussen was awarded "The Red Dot" in the "Design Innovations 1997" competition held by Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen and he won the "Good Design Gold Prize" awarded by Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization.
Erika LagerbielkeErika Lagerbielke

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Eva LouEva Lou

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Finn JuhlFinn Juhl

The work of architect Finn Juhl (1912 – 1989) energized traditional Danish design. It exemplifies the quality of craftsmanship and beauty that made the nation a leader in modern home furnishing during the 1940s and 1950s.

Juhl was trained as an all-round building architect, not – as he emphasized – especially as a furniture designer. On several occasions, he pointed out that as a furniture designer, he was purely self-taught.

His early chairs were produced in small batches, eighty at most, because they were created for Guild shows where the work of the artisan was emphasized over the burgeoning industry of mass production. However, they were almost all reissued later in his career.

In 1951 he designed the Trusteeship Council Chamber in the United Nations Headquarters in New York as a gift from Denmark to the UN.

A stability of construction harmonized with a unique expression of form distinguishes his works. His fondness for teak as a material led him to develop new and superior techniques for its use, and he is responsible for the present popularity of teak in Danish furniture.

Finn Juhl had a great influence on the following generation of Scandinavian architects with his use of bold sculptural forms and ultra-refined detailing. Juhl once said: "One cannot create happiness with beautiful objects, but one can ruin quite a lot of happiness with bad ones."
Finn Næss SchmidtFinn Næss Schmidt

That the artist behind Julius, Finn Næss Schmidt, is himself an avid cyclist is obvious from his drawings, which show Julius on different kind of bikes: tandem, trike, delivery bike, and bikes with and without stabilisers.

"For me it has been amusing to create a contrast in my design between two timeless products. The bicycle, which is a mechanical tool, and the teddy, whose function it is to be a kind and cuddly friend. The bicycle, which is a child's first mode of transport, gives the child mobility and enables it to take itself and its beloved teddy out and about. It is a big moment in every child's life."

The artist receives much of his inspiration while cycling. Christmas Joy came about from this creative process, too: "As I am riding my bike my thoughts wander and I see images which I later organize. I then paint the most promising images directly on the porcelain. This is the experimentation process where I follow 2 fundamental rules: It should be beautiful, and be able to be put in production."
Finn SchjøllFinn Schjøll

Finn Viggo Schjøl (b. 1948) is a famous Norwegian florist and a popular TV icon. He first appeared as an expert florist in the breakfast TV program Frukost TV NRK in 1987. He has been a permanent feature in God Morgon Norge! since 1997 presenting beautiful floral inserts combined with his inspiring words of wisdom.
Flemming Bo HansenFlemming Bo Hansen

Flemming Bo Hansen (b. 1955) is a designer from Copenhagen, Denmark. He started out with an apprenticeship as goldsmith for Georg Jensen in the early 1980s and went on to work for that company internationally, among others in New York and Tokyo. Later, he trained to be a Silversmith at Allan Scharff and the Danish College of Jewellery and Silversmith, opening up his own studio in 1988. In the 90s, he became involved in many different projects and was also chosen to be a teacher at the Danish Design School. His products and designs are displayed in some of the world's best museums, among others the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum Boymans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, and the Musée d'Emaillerie et de l'Horlogerie in Geneva. Throughout his long-standing career, Flemming Bo Hansen received a number of outstanding awards, including the Accent Award in 1989 in New York, twice the iF product design award, the Design Plus Prize in 1991 & 1992, the Good Design Award 2004 in Japan, and many more. Latest, he received the Red Dot Design Award 2008 for Stelton's new vacuum jug, Bønne.
Flemming EskildsenFlemming Eskildsen

Flemming Eskildsen was born in 1936 and trained as a silversmith at Georg Jensen's firm, where he received a bronze medal for his talents. From 1958 he was employed at the company's graphic studio, of which he became the head in 1962.

Since 1960, Eskildsen has been the designer of many highly valued jewelry pieces and design products for Georg Jensen and for the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory.

Flemming Eskildsen's hollow and tableware porcelain designs are nothing less than a revival of the classic Georg Jensen ideals. The "Magnolia Classic" porcelain dinner set pattern is inspired by the round, friendly shape of the "Magnolia" hollowware and cutlery from the classic Georg Jensen period.

The characteristic Eskildsen pattern contrasts elegantly with the lustrous, shiny porcelain – like a meadow of flower buds. A simple curve flows through all the pieces in the pattern, from the gently waved border of the plate to the rounded profile of the serving dishes.
Folke ArstromFolke Arstrom

Folke Arström was the artistic director for AB Gense in Sweden for 20 years. He achieved both design and sales successes in flatware and kitchenware. He could sense the demands of the market and was a leading source in the field of design.
Form til fjellsForm til fjells

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Form Us With LoveForm Us With Love

Form us with Love is a Swedish design studio with a conceptual, clear minimalistic approach, often with an underlying tone of humour. The trio met on a course in product design at Karlmar University, and consists of John Löfgren, Jonas Pettersson and Petrus Palmér. Their spacious studio is located in central Stockholm, and have hosted serveral exhibitions. Work from Form Us With Love includes furniture and lighting for several internationally recognized design companies and awards such as the "Red Dot Design Award" and the "Young Swedish Design Award."
Frede FabekFrede Fabek

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Frederik GundelachFrederik Gundelach

Frederik Gundelach was born in 1974, is a trained Industrial Designer from the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and a Member of Danish Designers (MDD). He has been involved in a wide range of projects, from industrial design to product design and concept development.

Frederik Gundelach aims at creating inspiring designs that make a perceptible difference for every single user. He runs the company Someone's Design, a new kind of design business operating with both material and digital design. He has been working with a number of the most well known designers and design studios in Denmark
Fredrik FärgFredrik Färg

Fredrik Färg trained as a cabinetmaker. He took his master’s degree at HDK School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg in 2008 and rapidly gained a reputation for his ‘slow fashion’ chair Coat which consisted of equal parts of an armchair and a traditional coat. He has since established himself as a designer and exhibition curator in the fields of art, fashion and design. He has received several awards and has exhibited internationally. Fredrik Färg is based in Stockholm.
Fresh Design GroupFresh Design Group

Fresh Design Group creates stylish products that are both innovative and functional. Swedish designers Camilla Karlsson, Jonas Nyström, Linnea Nyström and Sarah Sandström came together in 2010 in a design course at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden where they were studying to be technical design engineers, specializing in product design. Fresh Design Group created the Multi Bowl and Serving Set for the Herbs/Spices collection by Sagaform.
Göran WärffGöran Wärff

"The melt, glowing in the furnace, is what draws me to new discoveries. With every gather, I feel an almost irresistible urge to give new expression to the magic of glass, to create a work that will be the bearer of light, the sea and the air. Each piece that I design I try to make a receptacle for light, for warmth and sensuality."

Few, if any, have such a deep feeling for the glass melt as Göran Wärff, who has always shown special interest in preserving the traditional skills of the master craftsmen in glassblowing and glass cutting. The play of light within the clear volume of the glass and the endless optical phenomena that occur as the glass diffracts the light are a recurring theme in Göran Wärff’s art and design work. Nature and the play of light in nature are his other main sources of inspiration, beyond the glass itself.
Gammalt norskt monsterGammalt norskt monster

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Georg Jensen & Harald NielsenGeorg Jensen & Harald Nielsen

Harald Nielsen had an outstanding talent as a draughtsman and was the originator of some of the most successful designs from Georg Jensen Silversmithy in the 1920s and 30s. At the beginning of his career, Nielsen’s designs were similar to the prevalent Art Nouveau style of the time. Soon enough, though, Nielsen departed from classic Art Nouveau and developed his own distinctive style that incorporated existing design language but, on the whole, represented serious innovation.

Perhaps his most famous design, Harald Nielsen’s 1947 version of the Old Danish silver pattern was a reaction to the years of Denmark’s occupation during World War II. Thoroughly Danish and possessing a solid and expressive feeling of precious silver, the line has been a favourite set for three generations.

The double flutes of the pattern belie its original heritage: they come from a French style that has been common in Denmark since the 18th century. Harald Nielsen used the characteristic decoration to accentuate a shape whose strong, clear lines are utterly his own.

The Old Danish cutlery line is a testimony to Nielsen’s long and intimate affair with silver. He came to the Georg Jensen Silversmithy as an apprentice as early as 1909 and went on to become Georg Jensen’s trusted colleague. After Georg Jensen’s death in 1935, Harald Nielsen made it his life’s work to carry on the master’s work. In total, Nielsen spent more than half a century at Georg Jensen.

In many ways, the story of his involvement­–from an early age and low level of expertise to becoming a master craftsman–is the story of the Georg Jensen legacy.
Georg Jensen SilversmithyGeorg Jensen Silversmithy

In 1904 the Danish silversmith Georg Jensen founded his first modest silver smithy in the heart of Copenhagen. Thirty years later, he had made an international name for himself. When he died in 1935, the New York Herald Tribune saluted him as "the greatest silversmith of the last 300 years."

Georg Jensen was unique among silversmiths because he was as devoted to art as he was to craftsmanship. He had intimate knowledge of materials and brought this experience to bear on all of his designs.

One of the most important parts of his legacy was that he was not satisfied just to realize his own talent. He went a step further and created a tradition, an inspiring and demanding framework for creative artists and proud craftsmen. Today, Georg Jensen encompasses more than just the man; the name is now a concept synonymous with excellent Danish design throughout the world.

In his early years, Jensen was heavily influenced by Art Nouveau style. He made it his own, though, by combining the sculptor's strong, free lines with the silversmith's intuitive feel for the material. His works are characterized by his fertile, creative imagination, and his capacity to innovate new styles. It has been said of Georg Jensen that "he never followed fashion, he created it."

Following an exhibition at the Danish Museum of Decorative Arts in Autumn of 1904, Georg Jensen designs became fast favourites of Copenhagen's high society. As time went by he surrounded himself with a staff of talented colleagues, laying the foundation for a definite artistic and artisan morale.

Beginning in 1912, Danish expansion of the studio was underway. In 1917, Jensen built workshop large enough to hold hundreds of employees. By the time he had died in 1935, Georg Jensen was an international design house where inspired artisans were encouraged to carry on the tradition of mixing expert craftsmanship with forward-thinking design.
Gert Holbek & Jørgen DahlerupGert Holbek & Jørgen Dahlerup

Gert Holbek is an industrial designer and is famous for his handmade pipes. He has worked with craftsmen, furniture companies, designers and inventors.

Jørgen Dahlerup was educated silversmith at the Royal Danish court jeweller A. Dragsted in 1952. He is a true master within the work of church silver.

Jørgen Dahlerup has throughout his entire career been honoured for his work.
GJ Design StudioGJ Design Studio

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Grannas A. OlssonGrannas A. Olsson

Grannas Anders Olsson (nicknamed Pelle) was the oldest of 9 children and at an early age learned how to take responsibility and help make the family's living. In 1920, when he was 24 yeas old, he received a large order and in his family's bakery he started to produce black and white spotted wooden horses standing on a plate with wheels.

In 1922 he turned to producing Dala horses and in the same year the company was established. Besides the wooden horses, even tools for weaving, curtain rails etc. were manufactured. The selling was carried out by a travelling agent, for instance Anders Henriksson from Nusnäs, who has related that already in 1926 he went around and sold Dala horses from Grannas Anders production.

Both of the younger brothers Nils and Jannes helped their big brother to make the horses after school. Together with the other brothers and sisters they also helped to pull a band saw, which Anders had bought. The band saw was an important investment in order to rationalise the production of the wooden horses. During the latter years of the 1920s the machine was equipped with a motor.

In 1928 Anders married Maria and moved into the village with his business. The two boys, Nils and Jannes, now 13 and 15 years old received a cardboard box with wood sawn in 13cm pieces which made the start of their wooden horse production.

Anders mostly hired carvers in Nusnäs, but in 1937 when he wanted to make a 5cm sized horse he had to go to Vattnäs and their recognised talented woodcarver to get help. Ten years later the Nusnäs carvers succeeded in making an even smaller horse, 3 cm , in a series production.

In 1939, the same year as the great world exhibition in New York, the first carpentry building was erected on the spot where the company is today.
Greenberg KingsleyGreenberg Kingsley

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Gudrun JakobssonGudrun Jakobsson

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Gundorph AlbertusGundorph Albertus

Gundorph Albertus (1887-1970) was educated as a sculptor and undeniably had a deep understanding of silver. In his long career at the Georg Jensen smithy (1916-1954) and in collaboration with his fellow designer, Harald Nielsen, Albertus defined a new era of silverware design while upholding Georg Jensen’s vision and artistic ideals.
Gunnar CyrenGunnar Cyren

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H.C. GjeddeH.C. Gjedde

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Halskov & DalsgaardHalskov & Dalsgaard

Halskov & Dalsgaard Design was established in 1990 and is located in Store Kongensgade in Copenhagen. Our focus lies in the development of good product and we solve large and complex, as well as smaller tasks in industrial design. Right from concept development and brainstorming to the development of the final product. Their work combines an aesthetic and innovative approach with the functional, environmental and economic aspects of the project. They are committed to safeguarding both the user and the manufacturer's requirements and desires. For the finished product must not only be appealing and functional. It should be something that becomes part of everyday life - and that makes it better.
Hanna WerningHanna Werning

Hanna Werning work as an independent designer across disciplines such as communication design, product design, visual arts and illustration, self-initiated and commissioned work. Since 2004, she has been running her own company Spring Street Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. The name comes from her time living in London where she was educated a graphic designer at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.

Hanna has a strong fascination for patterns and colours and has been designing prints, wallpapers, textile, porcelain etc for Boråstapeter, Rörstrand, IKEA, Sagaform, Eastpak, Anna Sui and House of Dagmar. She is also the designer and manufacture of her own product AnimalFlowers wallpaper-posters.

Previously, Hanna has worked at Foundation 33 in London. Prior to that she served at Swedish Television and at the Internet agency Moonwalk, both in Stockholm. She has also lectured and set workshops at Beckmas College of Design, Konstfack, Forsbergs Skola and Nationalmuseum, where her work is also represented.
Hanne VedelHanne Vedel

Hanne Vedel's workshop Spindegaarden, has collaborated with and supplied fabrics to numerous corporations and designers around the world. Spindegaarden stands alone in its industry; its high quality output and reasonable price puts it at a level of competitiveness that is unmatched by other companies.

Vedel's output is a culmination of hard work, fine materials, and creativity, and the resulting product is unmatched in terms of its beauty, durability, and functionality. To prevent her fabrics from appearing stale, Vedel regularly accentuates her designs with earthy tones to contrast with some of the brighter colours. Her end products seem to not only reflect her character, but also embody Denmark's long standing traditions of textile production.
Hans B&oslashllingHans Bølling

Born in 1931 in a small town of Braband in Denmark, Hans Bølling attended an Art and Handcraft School originally to become an advertising designer, however some years later he followed his passion for architecture and graduated as an architect from the Royal Danish Art Academy. He designed a plethora of art works, ranging from dolls and furniture to villas, living complexes and town halls.

The Duck came to life in the 1950s during B&oslah;lling’s younger years, following the architect’s designs of flowers and weeds from the Botanical Garden. Here he decided to create small figures of ballerinas, trolls and musicians for his loved ones. Later, after winning an award he received a carpentry machine, which afforded him the opportunity to carve his beloved figures into wood. It is at this point during the Danish spring that the Duck, and later its offspring – the Duckling, were born.
Hans Sandgren JakobsenHans Sandgren Jakobsen

For Sandgren Jakobsen, the design should be shaved down to a minimum during this process. The minimalist look makes the design clear and, according to the designer, gives it international appeal. It is, however, a condition for Sandgren Jakobsen, that the clear design goes hand in hand with function and innovation. Sandgren would, as he puts it, "never make a beautiful chair that is uncomfortable to sit in." Creating a piece of furniture is often a lengthy process, and so too it is for Hans Sandgren Jakobsen. It often takes 2-4 years from the time he first comes up with the idea until the product is ready for sale. It is important to have time, as it allows space for design, reflection, testing, further development and optimal use of the materials.
Hans ThygeHans Thyge

Hans Thyge is an architect, also involved in the theatrical world, who has lived in the design metropolis, Milan for many years. Several decades as a designer have earned him the position as one of the most productive and successful contemporary Danish furniture designers.

Hans Thyge’s work is typified by a strong focus on materials and techniques. "Detail should reflect and underpin the spatial story, as a good design should have sensuality, physicality and spatial concept"
Harald NielsenHarald Nielsen

Harald Nielsen had an outstanding talent as a draughtsman and was the originator of some of the most successful designs from Georg Jensen Silversmithy in the 1920s and 30s. At the beginning of his career, Nielsen’s designs were similar to the prevalent Art Nouveau style of the time. Soon enough, though, Nielsen departed from classic Art Nouveau and developed his own distinctive style that incorporated existing design language but, on the whole, represented serious innovation.

Perhaps his most famous design, Harald Nielsen’s 1947 version of the Old Danish silver pattern was a reaction to the years of Denmark’s occupation during World War II. Thoroughly Danish and possessing a solid and expressive feeling of precious silver, the line has been a favourite set for three generations.

The double flutes of the pattern belie its original heritage: they come from a French style that has been common in Denmark since the 18th century. Harald Nielsen used the characteristic decoration to accentuate a shape whose strong, clear lines are utterly his own.

The Old Danish cutlery line is a testimony to Nielsen’s long and intimate affair with silver. He came to the Georg Jensen Silversmithy as an apprentice as early as 1909 and went on to become Georg Jensen’s trusted colleague. After Georg Jensen’s death in 1935, Harald Nielsen made it his life’s work to carry on the master’s work. In total, Nielsen spent more than half a century at Georg Jensen.

In many ways, the story of his involvement­–from an early age and low level of expertise to becoming a master craftsman–is the story of the Georg Jensen legacy.
Havnens SnedkeriHavnens Snedkeri

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Hege OdegardHege Odegard

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Heidi LangeHeidi Lange

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Heikki Orvola & Kaj FranckHeikki Orvola & Kaj Franck

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Helena HedströmHelena Hedström

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Helena RohnerHelena Rohner

Spanish designer Helena Rohner grew up in the Canary Islands and studied at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, finishing her training in 1968. Today, she is one Spain’s best know jewellery designers.

After her formative years in Spain, she moved to Florence to begin her design career, and moved to London in 1987. This was at the behest of another Georg Jensen jewellery designer, Jacqueline Rabun. Rohner ended up returning to her Iberian roots and is now based in el capital, Madrid.

Though she is best known as a jewellery designer, Rohner’s creative talents also extend into fashion, products for the home, and lighting. The HELENA tea service was her first collaboration with Georg Jensen.

Silver is the element common to Helena Rohner's jewels. She combines silver with fine woods, semi-precious stones, porcelain, Murano glass and braiding. There is an organic use of materials and composition that characterises all of her work.
Among her peers, Rohner is considered a force. Her pieces are strong, statement-oriented, and, above all, beautiful. The Georg Jensen spirit of innovation is at the heart of all that she creates.
Helene TiedemannHelene Tiedemann

Sagaform designer Helene Tiedemann specializes in furniture and product designers. Her work is quintessentially Scandinavian design -- each piece is beautiful but also highly functional. Tiedemann studied architecture at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Sweden and industrial design at Saint Martin’s College in London. She now runs a design and architectural practice in Stockholm. Tiedemann designed a number of items for Sagaform's Oval Oak collection.
Helle DamkjærHelle Damkjær

After many years of working with some of the world’s most innovative design firms in Milan, New York and London, Helle Damkjær has been living with her family in Paris since 1997.

She has a studio there and works as a graphic artist, producer and designer. Her style is elegant and sharp, yet soft and harmonious. Her minimalist, organic approach, combined with her attention to detail, gives her designs a harmonious presence. She calls her designs "environmentally aware harmony."

Damkjær is in some ways the heiress to the Danish design legacy: her minimalist functionality coincides with beautiful shapes for an overall effect that is–across the board–gorgeous. Like her minimalist predecessors, Damkjaeir has an exceptional sense for shapes and colours and is particularly sensitive to their effect on the beholder.

Damkjær achieves the maximum effect with the most modest resources. The subjects of her beautiful, round shapes can also be found in the creation of the BLOOM bowl for Georg Jensen. The natural, straightforward design of the bowl combines function and beauty. The round shape and the inner harmony of these items are reflected in people’s everyday lives and, according to Helle Damkjær, they actually simplify everyday life.

The Georg Jensen BLOOM bowl is on display at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Helle Damkjær has designed a range of products for Georg Jensen including Bloom tea light and candlestick as well as the FORMA cheese concept.

When it comes to the first name in functional, beautiful innovation, Helle Damkjær is an outstanding example of today’s best design.
Helén KrantzHelén Krantz

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Hemslojden Skane ABHemslojden Skane AB

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Henning KoppelHenning Koppel

Henning Koppel is responsible for what we have come to think of as "Danish design."

Koppel was an earlier pioneer of functionalism in design: his mission was to make everyday life products beautiful as well as practical. He was trained as a sculptor and began collaborating with Georg Jensen in 1946.

Henning Koppel is born to a wealthy Jewish family and showed an early talent for art, leading him to train in both drawing and aquarelle early on. He continued studies in sculpture at the Royal Danish Academy and later in Paris. His superb drafting skills, developed as a child, helped him in to produce outstanding product renderings of his designs. Even on their own, they form an exceptional body of work.

Like many Danish Jews, Koppel fled to Sweden during the Second World War. At 27, he returned and began working at Georg Jensen, which marked his start in jewellery, hollowware and flatware design. His first works – a series of necklaces and linked bracelets resembling whale vertebrae and microscopic organisms - were small masterpieces in imaginative modelling. Henning Koppel was in every way groundbreaking and his jewellery was unlike anything ever created at the silver smithy in its first 40 years.

When Henning Koppel died in 1981, aged 63, he had created an astonishing range of work: from stainless steel cutlery such as "New York" which found its way into the homes of millions, to magnificent one-off signature pieces such as the silver and crystal chandelier he designed to celebrate the 75-year anniversary of Georg Jensen in 1979.

During his life, he won many awards including the Milan Triennial, the International Design Award and the Lunning Prize. Accolades are important, but what means even more to us is that people still choose to wear a watch by Henning Koppel or to serve coffee from one of his pots. The integrity and appeal of his designs remain vital and undiminished.
Henning SeidelinHenning Seidelin

Henning Seidelin is a skilled sculptor, and one of the best known in Denmark. Later he became an industrial designer and has fashioned all sorts of things, everything from cutlery to his famous lamps from "Le Klint".
Henriette MelchiorsenHenriette Melchiorsen

Graduated from the Danish Designschool in 1994 with specialty in product and furniture design. In her workshop Henriette works with innovative new products, developing ideas for international companies and creating items shown at exhibitions in and outside Denmark. The salt and pepper scoop is her first design for Menu.
Henriette MelchiorsenHenriette Melchiorsen

Graduated from the Danish Designschool in 1994 with specialty in product and furniture design. In her workshop Henriette works with innovative new products, developing ideas for international companies and creating items shown at exhibitions in and outside Denmark. The salt and pepper scoop is her first design for Menu.
Henrik Holbæk & Claus JensenHenrik Holbæk & Claus Jensen

Henrik Holbæk and Claus Jensen established the Tools Design company in 1989. Together, they have created a lemon juicer, CD holder, tea egg and drying stand for Rosendahl. The obvious characteristics of these designers’ products is that they lend aesthetic, simple styling to practical utility items for the home.

Henrik Holbæk is a qualified architect and a graduate Industrial Designer MDD of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

Claus Jensen is a graduate Industrial Designer MDD of The Danish Design School, Copenhagen.
Hiromichi KonnoHiromichi Konno

Hiromichi Konno (b. 1972) was born in Japan and educted as a designer.

In 2002 he started his own company and he has been working on various projects with a number of international design brands. In 2008 he opened his design studio in Tokyo and Hiromichi Konno's latest work the RIN chair for Fritz Hansen has been acknowledged as an innovative, outstanding design.
Holger NielsenHolger Nielsen

Holger Nielsen (b. 1915), founder of Vipp, was born in the small Danish town of Randers where he trained as a metal spinner. Holger Nielsen made the leap into business at the age of only 17 and almost by coincidence. It all began one spring Sunday in May 1931 when he made his usual visit to the local stadium to support his favorite soccer team. Fate has it that his ticket was drawn in a raffle and he won a car. Holger loved cars, but as he had no driver's license, he decided to sell the car and invest the money in a metal turning lathe. This marked the birth of Holger Nielsen's metal factory where, a few years later, he produced the very product that would go on to bring him fame: the Vipp pedal bin.
HolmbäckNordentoftHolmbäckNordentoft

Sebastian Holmbäck (b. 1971) and Ulrik Nordentoft (b. 1974) met at the Danish Design School, where they both trained. Almost 10 years after their graduation they established the HolmbäckNordentoft studio. Their common ground, and the basis for all their work, is aesthetics. The studio works in a wide range of design areas, including interior design, furniture, lighting, industrial design and product design, which is their primary focus.
Holmegaard Design TeamHolmegaard Design Team

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Ilse CrawfordIlse Crawford

Ilse Crawford was originally a magazine editor for British Elle Decoration, which she introduced in 1989. Serving as an international decorating tome, it combined modern furniture with personal creativity. Eventually turning towards interior design, Crawford’s projects began with her London loft and the Soho House in New York. Her design aesthetic is shaped by functionality and lifestly, placing an emphasis on the emotional value of objects and the surrounding interiors. "When I look at making spaces, I don’t just look at the visual. I’m much more interested in the sensory thing, in thinking about it from the human context, the primal perspective, the thing that touches you." Crawford’s London office, Studioilse, encourages sustainability thorough collaborations with local artists and manufactures.
Ingegerd RåmanIngegerd Råman

Ingegerd Råman strongly believes that design and functionality go hand in hand. Her motto is: The object one designs must deliver its promise. All of her designs are well balanced and of high quality. She constantly applies new techniques and experiments with new shapes.
Jørgen HøjJørgen Høj

Jørgen Hø,j (1925 – 1994) was trained as a metalworker and upholsterer. He won the Silver Medal awarded by The Danish School of Arts and Crafts in 1947 and graduated from the same institution in 1950, running his own design studio from 1955. He was an all-round architect, working with furniture, graphics and interior decorating of chain stores, cinemas, etc. For a period of time he worked closely with Poul Kjærholm on several projects.
Jørgen MøllerJørgen Møller

Like Hans Wegner, Peter Karpf, and Jørgen Gammelgaard, Jørgen Møller is another talented artist who worked for Arne Jacobsen early in his career. And like many of his fellow Danish designers, Møller is an architect. He opened his own office in 1967 and has had work published in Living Architecture, Arkitectur Denmark, Graphis, and Mobilia.

Americans are most familiar with Møller's designs for Georg Jensen Silversmiths. He has created watches, utensils, and thermometers in stainless steel, anodized aluminum and other metals and synthetic materials for the company that originally manufactured silver products only. Georg Jensen currently carries Møller's Complet–a kitchen set including salad bowl, creamer, sugar bowl, salt and pepper mill–and his 345 Watch. He also designed an oil lamp for the Israel Museum and the molded wood Taburet M Stacking Stool. His work in is included in the collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Jørgen NielsenJørgen Nielsen

Nielsen has been with Royal Copenhagen for many years where he was responsible for the continuation of Bing & Grondahl collector series, and has created a whole range of designs and new series of plates, drops, etc. Nielsen has designed motifs for all Bing & Grondahl Christmas plates from 1993-2013. This series started way back in 1895, and is the world's oldest Christmas plate series. As it can be seen from the pictures below, Nielsen managed to create idyllic winter land motifs with happy and excited children.
Jørn UtzonJørn Utzon

Architect Jørn Utzon, probably the greatest Danish architect, created one of the most magnificent buildings of our time - The Sydney Opera House. Completed in 1973, it is one of the world's great icons and a symbol of Australia. The overall image which it has maintained reflects the brilliant design work that Jørn Utzon invested in the project. Although it has had a troubled history and has been subject to many changes it is now being updated in cooperation with Jørn himself and his son Jan Utzon.

Jørn Utzon was born in 1918 as the son of a naval engineer and studied at the Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. After his studies he traveled through Europe, the United States and Mexico and started his own practice after returning in 1950. The work on the Sydney Opera House started in 1956 and several projects later, the Kuwait National Assembly, Bagsværd Church, the Kingo Housing Project and many others, Jørn Utzon was rewarded architecture's highest honor the Pritzker Prize which he received in 2003.

As Pritzker Laureate and Juror Frank Gehry puts it, "Utzon made a building well ahead of its time, far ahead of available technology, and he persevered through extraordinary malicious publicity and negative criticism to build a building that changed the image of an entire country. It is the first time in our lifetime that an epic piece of architecture has gained such universal presence." In 2007 the Sydney Opera House was declared a World Heritage as the youngest cultural site ever, thereby recognizing Utzon as one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.

Utzon always considers site conditions and program requirements before he designs each building. He transcends architecture as art and develops his forms into poetic inventions that possess thoughtful programming, structural integrity and sculptural harmony.

The late Louis Kahn expressed his feeling for Utzon's work on the Sydney Opera House, "The sun did not know how beautiful its light was, until it was reflected off this building."
Jacob BergJacob Berg

There is no end to the sources of inspiration for designer Jacob Berg’s furniture. They can be constructions, architecture and natural forms. But it could also be that he identifies a need that he wishes to satisfy in a new and improved way.

Design is an ever-present factor in Jacob Berg’s life: "There are always designs and ideas going around in my head. The art is to combine function and ideas to form a whole. The magic moment is when, as with a jigsaw puzzle, the pieces all fall into place and the image of the design emerges."

It is important for Jacob Berg to create furniture, with beautiful lines and minimal use of materials, which functions optimally. And with this aim, Jacob Berg has designed his products for Skagerak Denmark.
Jacob E. BangJacob E. Bang

Jacob Eiler Bang first came to the attention of Holmegaards Glasværk at the 1925 Paris exhibition, where he executed a large wall map, amongst other things, for famous Danish architect and designer Kay Fisker's scheme of the Danish pavilion in the exhibition space. Although Holmegaard themselves were not exhibiting, Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory had on display a few glass services from Holmegaard's first art-designer, Orla Juul Nielsen, to complement their dinnerware and as a consequence Holmegaard's director, K. Riis-Hansen, invited Bang to work for Holmegaard alongside Nielsen. In Holmegaard's archives there are drawings from Bang that dated from 1926 and 1927.

In January 1928 Jacob Bang became a full-time employee of Holmegaard, by which time the factory was in serious financial trouble, with much of the glassworks closed until just August of the previous year. It was in this climate of near-desperation that Bang's first production series was rushed out to trade exhibitions in Århus and the Købestasvnet in Fredericia in the spring and summer of that year. Despite a cynical glassworks director and an artist who didn't think that service was ready for launch the series was presented to much acclaim, even winning a recently founded medal award for Arts & Crafts at the Købestasvnet. This service was put into production June 1928 as the 54-piece 'Kunstglasservice Viol'.

Bang's success as a designer can be attributed to his appreciation that creating glass commercially is about practicality as much as, if not more than, creating a beautiful profile. This is summed up by his oft-quoted motto of "suitable, strong, inexpensive, beautiful" for Holmegaard's new wares. He also disliked his drinkware designs being promoted as 'art glass', insisting he was designing "Not the magnificent cup for Rockefeller, but the beer glass for Denmark's Hansen!"

In the years following the introduction of 'Viol' series Bang carried out a large number of services that put Holmegaard's name at the forefront of the Applied Arts, not only domestically but internationally, winning prizes at many exhibitions. In fact, the late 1920s and 1930s saw the introduction of several of Holmegaard's longest-selling series, including "Rosenborg" (1929), "Gisselfeld" (1933), and 'Stjerneborg' (1937), all of which were in production until the 1960s and 1970s.

Whilst specialising in tableware, Bang also produced a number of vases and bowls for Holmegaard, including engraved glass in the 'Swedish vernacular' for which he collaborated with Orrefors' engraver, Elving Runemalm. Together they produced many designs, including one large vase exhibited in the world exhibition in Brussels 1935. At Bang's 10th anniversary exhibition, "10 Års Dansk Glaskunst" in 1937, he unveiled his new direction in glass design - a series of thick-walled vases, bowls and carafes in a 'rustic' style, executed in heavy bright colours and in a purposefully handmade-look, and decorated in marvered frit and/or applied seals - a deliberately rustic aesthetic that would, 20 years later, be popularised by Erik Höglund.

Jacob Bang, who had trained as an architect, decided to return to his original vocation and, in July 1941, resigned from his position at Holmegaard. His post was filled in May 1942 by Per Lütken, and a new chapter in Holmegaard's rise to prominence began. Bang did, however, return to the factory very briefly in the summer of 1952 to create two elegant full lead crystal services, "Lindenborg" and "Ravnsborg."
Jacqueline RabunJacqueline Rabun

American Jacqueline Rabun moved to London in 1989 and thus began her journey into the world of contemporary jewellery design. Her debut collection drew the attention of influential players in the fashion and design world.

Rabun’s collaboration with Georg Jensen began in 1999. She has worked primarily in silver jewellery design for Georg Jensen. Her first collection, Offspring, celebrates the creation of life and is a symbolic representation of mother and child. The Cave collection encourages its wearer to seek tranquillity and to retreat to one’s inner space for stillness and contemplation. The Cave collection celebrates the refined and organic design language for which Jacqueline Rabun is recognised.

"The perfect jewel arouses emotions and gracefully reflects the essence of one’s inner beauty" is Jacqueline Rabun’s philosophy. She derives her sentiment toward jewellery and design from the elements of life, whether emotional, physical or spiritual in their form. All of her designs betray this introspection and philosophy. They are not merely design objects, but rather beautiful pieces that tell a story.

Jacqueline Rabun is a contemporary jewellery designer and silver craftsman with a timeless approach; she has found her greatest inspiration in nature and great universal themes including the cycle of life, birth and time’s passing.
Jakob & Karsten GudiksenJakob & Karsten Gudiksen

Gudiksen Design is a young Danish design company specializing in product design, primarily in the category "Living." Gudiksen Design was started in 2003 by Karsten and Jakob Gudiksen.

Karsten has worked with graphic design and idea generation for many years, being an expert in ideas and 3d visualizations. He has a well-developed sense of aesthetics.

Jakob is a trained toolmaker. He is an expert in problem solving, product development and materials.

Their different back-grounds have proven to be a great combination covering the entire process of designing a product.
Jakob BrandqvistJakob Brandqvist

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Jakob MunkJakob Munk

Jakob Munk trained at the Institute for Architecture & Design at the University of Aalborg in 2003, and in the course of his brief career he has worked behind the scenes for a number of well-known Danish and international brands, including several large Chinese export companies. His keen desire to solve the minor problems faced by people each day with strong functionality and beautiful design has so far resulted in two products for Menu – the soap brush and the multi-carafe.
Jakob WagnerJakob Wagner

Jakob Wagner was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1963 and received his first design degree in his home town. After attending several international schools he graduated from the Art Center in Montreux, Switzerland, with a degree in product design in 1992.

He immediately set up his own studio in Copenhagen and for the first 5 years of his career he worked with sports and professional equipment for clients such as Porsche and Pioneer. Though, gradually he gained interest in objects for the home. On his design philosophy, Jakob says: "I often try to create a kind of balanced tension between opposite qualities in the object. I play with static versus dynamic expression, symmetry vs asymmetry, masculine vs feminine, organic vs geometric etc. This challenges our senses, makes an object come alive and touches us emotionally."

In 2003, he was awarded The Danish Arts Foundation Three-Year honorable Bursary.

Jakob's work is often part of exhibitions in Scandinavia and around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where he had his first object included in the permanent collection in 2006.

In autumn 2008, Jakob won the award as Denmark's "Best Designer" by one of the leading interior magazines.
Jakob Wagner & Torben FlanbaumJakob Wagner & Torben Flanbaum

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Jan JohanssonJan Johansson

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Jens QuistgaardJens Quistgaard

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Jessica BörjessonJessica Börjesson

Jessica Börjesson's vibrant style of art filled with detail and color has been highly appreciated by customers and collectors for years. In her collection you will find beautiful, sweet and enchanted watercolor paintings including cat art and pet art, enchanted fantasy art and fairy art, and more. Her Christmas art is filled with charming and whimsical seasonal holiday art with santas, gnomes and tomten/julenissen, sweet angels and children in beautiful wintery holiday scenes.

Jessica´s artwork is available as original art, giclee fine art prints, Christmas cards and everyday Greeting cards, beautiful bookmarks and lovely cat art gifts, fantasy and fairy art gifts and seasonal Christmas gifts.
Johan RohdeJohan Rohde

Johan Rohde (1856-1935), originally a painter, was the first designer to collaborate with Georg Jensen. In 1906, Rohde approached the silversmithy to produce a coffee set which he had designed himself for his new home. The collaboration proved an enormous success with many of Rohde’s bowls, candelabras and coffee & tea services defining an era of classic silver hollowware design.

Before becoming a designer for the studio, Johan Rohde was impressed by the craftsmanship of Georg Jensen. Their first collaboration dates from 1904, when Rohde commissioned Georg Jensen to make some objects for his own personal use. This collaboration was a great success for both sides. Rohde was impressed with Jensen’s talent and Jensen was impressed with Rohde’s own skilled eye for design. Based on their initial cooperation, Jensen asked Rohde if he would design subsequent products for Georg Jensen. Rohde became one of the brand’s earliest artist’s to lend their unique vision to the studio.

Johan Rohde designed serene, elegant products for the silver smithy, beginning in 1906. Rohde’s designs have much with in common with the designs of Georg Jensen himself–his pieces bear the same characteristic hammer marks and use the same oxidization technique.

Rohde’s designs, however, are much more highly stylized than Georg Jensen’s more natural Art Nouveau style. On the other hand, Johan Rohde’s design is not strictly Art Déco either–his designs are not purely geometric. Therefore, Rhode’s work falls somewhere between the two: a unique amalgam of Art Nouveau and Art Déco.

Rohde’s original works are symbols of a remarkable era in design, and represent the richness of the Georg Jensen legacy
Johan VerdeJohan Verde

Apart from applied art and dinner sets, the Norwegian designer and prize-winner Johan Verde has designed furniture, clocks and packaging, and has been awarded a series of prizes. In his work, Verde is occupied, among other things, with the "design of the fold."

"The design of the fold is like an embrace and an encircling that turns and circles around itself like the spiral structure of the conch. The fold symbolizes a world that is not empty. A maximum of matter at a minimum of space. In short, the design of the fold signals respect for everything that protects, wraps, and survives," explains Johan Verde, the creator of explore's innovative child's set, Rebel, which in its use of form exploring the "fold."
Johann Christoph BayerJohann Christoph Bayer

German accuracy and dedication

Johann Christoph Bayer (1738-1812) was born in Nuremberg in 1738. His father owned a glass-painting factory and, as was common for the time, Johann followed in his father's footsteps - almost. What fascinated Johann Christoph Bayer was porcelain painting, and in particular the work of Johann Christoph Dietsch. After years of private studies he travelled to Copenhagen to work for the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory. He was known for his accuracy and dedication, and soon became the leader of an enormous project: the creation of Flora Danica.

Creating the world's most prestigious dinner service
Flora Danica is one of the world's most exclusive dinner services from the golden age of porcelain. It was commissioned by the Danish Royal Household as a gift for Catherine the Great of Russia. Johann Christoph Bayer and his staff modeled and cut out every piece by hand, making every part a work of art in itself.

Eloquence through time
Serrated edges and perforations are cut out by hand, and the flowers on lids, covers and handles are modeled in porcelain, leaf by leaf; the making of Flora Danica simply speaks for itself.

A well-earned pension
The production of the service ended in 1804 and Johann Christoph Bayer was granted a pension from the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory. At this time Johann Christoph Bayer was 66 years old. He died in Copenhagen 8 years later.
John GallianoJohn Galliano

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John SebastianJohn Sebastian

John Sebastian (b. 1975) was born in Denmark and grew up in Horsholm. In 1997 he entered the Engineering College of Copenhagen to study modern manufacturing processes.

In 2001 John Sebastian set up his own studio in Copenhagen. In the same year, Easy, his first foray into furniture design, was exhibited at Scandinavian Furniture Fair. This showing led to an introduction to Jacob Gubi and in 2004 Easy became a part of Gubi’s collection.

In 2003 he developed a concept bike for Biomega, JS01. The bike was exhibited together with Biomega’s Copenhagen Bike, Marc Newson’s MN01 and Ross Lovegrove’s RL01 at the Dreams on Wheels exhibition at The Danish Design Centre in Copenhagen and at the Superdanish exhibition at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

John Sebastian began a co-operation with Stelton in 2004. The brief was to create an evolution of Erik Magnussen’s renowned thermos, which resulted in the Pingo series and a line of objects was to follow. Same year Fritz Hansen asked him to design a complete furniture collection.

2005 brought the Glow lightning series for the glass manufacturer Holmegaard and Royal Copenhagen commissioned him to create a complete range of Pots and Pans, a family of 39 units.
Jon EliasonJon Eliason

Jon Eliason is a Stockholm-based product and interior designer. He studied at Beckmans School of Design and find inspiration in nature, history, science and food. Eliason has created toys, furniture and home-interior makeovers for the television series Room Service as well as dinnerware products. Eliason's designs can be seen in Sagaform's Oval Oak collection.
Jonas RylanderJonas Rylander

Jonas Rylander studied at the HDK School of Design and Crafts in Göteborg and the Electrolux Design Center in Stockholm. Rylander works as a freelance designer and has a consulting company called Fishdesign. Jonas Rylander created a number of beautiful and functional cutting and serving boards for Sagaform's Oval Oak series.
JousselinJousselin

Rebekka Jousselin (1979) and Karoline Jousselin (1979) are educated from Designskolen Kolding, Department of Fashion Design. They are respectively focused on fashion for men and women and together they have worked for international fashion houses in both Denmark and USA. As fashion designers the duo are focused on trends and tendencies which they implement in clothes and accessories through a structured design process. They work as a team and with their background they are able to add a touch of fashion to the product design.
Judy D. LundinJudy D. Lundin

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Julia StaszewskaJulia Staszewska

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Julia TreutigerJulia Treutiger

Julia Treutiger is an industrial designer who trained at the University of Lund, Sweden. Form and aesthetics in an honest combination with function are essential to Julia's designs. Since graduating in 2010, she worked as a freelance, based in Malmö, before moving to Stockholm, where she now works as an industrial designer in the Myra industrial design agency.
Jørgen MøllerJørgen Møller

Karen HestbeckKaren Hestbeck

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Karen Kjældgård-LarsenKaren Kjældgård-Larsen

A fascination of the Blue Fluted pattern.
Karen Kjældgård-Larsen grew up with the Blue Fluted service and had always been fascinated by it and the small differences that typify the hand-painted service and make every single piece unique.
She was only 26 years old when she first knocked on the door at Royal Copenhagen and the meeting led to the launch of Blue Fluted Mega. It was therefore also with great respect for the old service, which was the porcelain factory’s first back in 1775, that the Blue Fluted Mega decoration came into being.
Selected fragments of the traditional Blue Fluted decoration are enlarged, so that beautifully sweeping lines and portions of the stylised chrysanthemum form an almost graphical whole.
The Blue Fluted Mega products have all been created on the basis of the shapes from the original Blue Fluted service of 1775.

A slight transformation
"The Blue Fluted pattern is very Danish, of high quality, expensive, nostalgic, romantic, old fashioned etc. so if changed, but still recognized, you can actually make quite a statement."
"You only have to transform it slightly and the change will be extremely obvious. I suppose that is because the decoration is rooted in people's minds."
Karen StaverKaren Staver

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Karim RashidKarim Rashid

Karim Rashid is a design personality with many facets! Half English/half Egyptian, born in Cairo, raised in Canada, now based in New York. Karim is known as an advocate for 'Democratic Design' and believes that design should be accessible to the masses. Karim covers the entire design spectrum, product design, furniture, lighting, fashion, art ... He has designed several of the world's largest design firms, won the prestigious prizes and is represented on the world's leading design museums. For Menu Karim has designed a series of designs for a Ltd. edition version of Pernille Vea's famous thermal cup.
Karin MannerstålKarin Mannerstål

Karin Mannerstål design products are sold all over the world. Besides working in design, she has hosted a popular Swedish children’s TV program. Karin is especially proud of being exhibited at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, North of Copenhagen.
Kay BojesenKay Bojesen

Kay Bojesen graduated as a silver smith in 1910 after completing his apprenticeship at Georg Jensen. He embraced the movement towards functionalism in Danish crafts by co-founding "Den Permanente"— a showcase retail shop featuring the best in Danish design. In the 1930s he explored his passion for wood. Creating animals that matched his belief that a product should be "round and soft and feel good in your hand." The lines in a design should "smile." He felt his animals should never be an exact replica of nature. With all of these beliefs in mind, Kay Bojesen has created treasured and beloved characters that appeal to the child within us all. Their easy expressions have brought joy to many the world over. Explore and experience the warmth of Kay Bojesen!
Kim AlmsigKim Almsig

Kim Almsig is a trained carpenter, but has worked as a self-taught designer since 1994. His main interest is individual furniture design with plywood being his specialty.

"My inspiration is Scandinavian design – its simple and clear language makes it a challenge to your senses."
Kim BuckKim Buck

Kim Buck (b. 1957) is a trained goldsmith and later took an education as a designer for precious metals from the Institute of Precious Metals in Copenhagen. Since 1990, he has his own studio and gallery in Copenhagen, working next to jewellery with product design for different companies. Many of his products are exhibited or on sale in leading design museums around the world, among others the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Kim Buck was also active between 1999 and 2001 at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, as associated professor for jewellery design and a visiting professor in 2004 at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts & Design in Stockholm at the department of Metal Design. Since then, he has been an active teacher and presenter internationally. Kim Buck has received a number of awards as a result of his work, which always challenges the conventional. Latest, he received the important international Red Dot Design Award 2008 for Stelton's new porcelain service Visby.
Kjell EngmanKjell Engman

"In creating a design, I start with the circle of life. I like to make glass you can feel, glass that appeals to all of our senses and tries to make use of refraction and light. I want to paint pictures and tell stories all at the same time. What drives me, is a sort of inner search, in which curiosity, the mysterious and mythology are all important ingredients. Glass, the living solid, is my constant companion."

A tirelessly productive visual artist with unbounded imagination and a passion for narrative, who finds free expression through both utility glass and art glass. Kjell Engman gets his inspiration from the most diverse sources, not least from the animal kingdom and the world of music and entertainment. He often works on large installations in which he also combines elements of sound and light. Kjell Engman is frequently commissioned for public works both in Sweden and abroad.
Klaus Haapaniemi & Heikki OrvolaKlaus Haapaniemi & Heikki Orvola

Iittala’s Taika series was born of two designers, Klaus Haapaniemi whose illustrations grace the forms designed by Heikki Orvola. Klaus Haapaniemi, born in Finland in 1970, is known for his fanciful designs and whimsical patterns. He is considered a "rising star" in the illustration and design world. Born in Helsinki, Finland in 1943, Heikki Orvola is a leading figure in Finnish design, having been awarded the prestigious Kaj Franck prize in 1998.
Klaus RathKlaus Rath

Klaus Rath was born in 1964 and graduated in industrial design from the School of Architecture in Aarhus in 1990. From 1990 to1996 he designed for Modulex A/S in Billund – part of the Lego group. In 1997 he started Klaus Rath Design and has since worked for Siemens, Motorola, Modulex and GN Netcom to mention just a few. In 2001 and 2002 he received the IF design award.

Rath’s designs are perhaps more technical than some of his contemporaries. He seamlessly fuses technology with craftsmanship in a way that is truly of the moment. More than ever, the line between function and form is blurred and people expect quality design in all aspects of their lives. Rath’s contributions then are particularly important in this day and age.

For Georg Jensen, he has introduced a series of key rings that are meticulously crafted so as to make them reliable, strong and technically dynamic but also beautiful to look at and to touch. Rath’s collaboration with Georg Jensen represents an exciting direction for Georg Jensen–the bringing together of technology and artisan technique. The potential of this combination has not yet been fully explored.
Knud HolscherKnud Holscher

Knud Holscher started his career as a partner/associate of the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen, and he continued as senior partner at KHR architects, the largest and most important architectural office in Denmark in the 1960's and the 70's. Knud Holscher has designed projects like Odense University, The Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen, the International and Domestic Terminal at the Copenhagen Airport, as well as the National Museum in Bahrain.

Parallel to working as an architect, Knud Holscher has since 1995 mainly focused on design in his office Knud Holscher Design. Holscher has an impressive list of international clients, and he has until today achieved 58 international design awards.
Kristian VedelKristian Vedel

Kristian Solmer Vedel (1923 – 2003) graduated from the Danish School of Arts and Crafts and Industrial Design and continued to lecture at the same institution. After having been professor at University of Nairobi 1968-72 he returned to Denmark and became part of the Scandinavian Design movement.

Influenced by Kaare Klint and the German Bauhaus school, his classically modern designs are characterized by a creative use of materials, especially plastics and wood, and with a strong sense for ergonomic and functional requirements. A typical example is his children's furniture, which could be adapted to a growing child and turned over to be used as a toy. In all respects, the furniture was designed for children according to their particular needs, rather than just being a miniature version of adult furniture.

In an interview, Kristian Vedel stated his position as follows: The starting point for an architect's work must always be that he, from his own point of view, and as objectively as possible, takes a position with regard to what he perceives as the needs of society and his fellow man; he must personally take a stand with regards to existing possibilities and responsibilities.

Among many other awards, Kristian Vedel received the silver medal at La Triennale di Milano for children's furniture (1957), a gold medal at La Triennale di Milano for his line of stackable melamine dishes and containers and the Lunning Prize (1962).
Kristianstads Iäns HemslöjdKristianstads Iäns Hemslöjd

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Kristin ErséusKristin Erséus

Kristin Erséus is a designer in pattern, illustration and art. She studied at the university of Gothenburg, School of Art & Crafts (HDK).

The passion in her work is to play with colors and shapes into a mishmash where the balance between harmony and striking things is very important. The desire to attract attention in the form of unexpected elements is something that Kristin is driven toward in her creativity.

Behind every illustration or pattern hides a story or a dream.
Kristine Leimanis De BorstKristine Leimanis De Borst

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Kurt EriksenKurt Eriksen

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Kyle HanslienKyle Hanslien

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Lars AhlstrandLars Ahlstrand

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Lars HellstenLars Hellsten

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Lasse SkarbøvikLasse Skarbøvik

"The Viskaform Collection is based on figures. Just simple plain figures which evolve to abstract patterns, or patterns that change back to figures. Large lengths at times feel like becoming pieces of free-standing art. I am inspired by modern art seen in street art and in graffiti. The quick, the direct, and the immediate!"

Born in the city of Stavanger in Norway, and educated at Stockholm's Berghs School of Communications, Lasse Skarbøvik lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. He is known for his bold graphic design and colorful paintings.

Skarbøvik has been awarded several domestic as well as international awards for his work, including funding from the Swedish Art Society. He has been featured in American Illustration, 3x3 Annual, Print Magazine, Communication Arts, Title Magazine, Association of Illustrators Annual, Images UK, and HOW Magazine, among others.

Skarbøvik is known for his large wall murals, which have been featured in prominent public and private spaces, including several cruise liners. His work has been extensively exhibited both in Sweden and abroad, most recently in Japan, England, and Norway.
Laura Partanen & Arto KankkunenLaura Partanen & Arto Kankkunen

Laura Partanen, born in 1972, and Arto Kankkunen, born in 1965, are part of the new wave of young Finnish designers. They are known for their modern Artik flatware design for Iittala in 1997. Their work was exhibited at Young Forum 2000.
Leiif HolgerssonLeiif Holgersson

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Lena BergströmLena Bergström

Lena is one of Sweden’s best-known glass designers with a long career at Orrefors Glassworks, and she is also specialised in textiles. In her own words, she likes soft glass and hard textiles – her textiles often have a clear graphic expression, while her glass designs are more organic. Lena graduated fromKonstfack’s textile department, and have recieved numerous awards since then, including 12 Excellent Swedish Design and 3 Elle Decoration Design Awards; and is represented by Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, The Röhsska Museum of Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts in Gothenburg, the Cleveland Museum of Art in the United States, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Lene MuntheLene Munthe

Born in 1949, Lene Munthe graduated as an industrial designer from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 1978. She has worked for Georg Jensen since 1981, designing jewellery, watches and the Christmas mobiles from 1988, 1995 and 2004.
Lin UtzonLin Utzon

Lin Utzon was educated as an art craftsman and textile designer. She has completed many works, which span widely from a series of porcelain for Royal Copenhagen to set designs and costumes for The Danish Royal Ballet. She has also completed architectural decorations for Jørn Utzon’s church in Bagsværd, Copenhagen and for the head offices for Volvo in Göteborg, IBM in Dallas and the San José Convention.
Lina ChristensenLina Christensen

Lina Christensen finished training as a goldsmith in 1985 and later went to a trade school that specialised in gold and silver. In 1989 she worked as a goldsmith at the Georg Jensen Silver Smithy studio and began working as a designer in 1999.

Christensen opened her own independent jewellery gallery in 1991 and her work has been shown as part of numerous exhibits, in Denmark as well as internationally. Christensen’s jewellery is inherently Scandinavian, as is evident in her work. Tight, organic lines form the basis of her clean design language. She is a contemporary artist building on the legacy of her Danish heritage and training. One can see the relationship of her works to those of the great names of the golden age of Danish design, like Henning Koppel for example. The look is modern and elegant.

A great example of her classic Scandinavian handiwork is seen in her 2002 collection Extra, which was a very popular debut and continues to be a favourite jewellery design. Christensen’s progression from goldsmith to designer represents Georg Jensen’s longstanding tradition of growing and nurturing the artists with which they work.
Lina LundbergLina Lundberg

Lina Lundberg comes from a family where artistic expression has always been present. This shaped her choice of career. Through art schools in England and Sweden, she received a scholarship which in turn led to employment at a Berlin-based jewellery studio. Lina loves the interaction between people, but also the interaction between materials. A series of expressive pieces of jewellery, with an awesome but almost insane combination of materials, caught the attention of Mats Jonasson Målerås. Since 2011, Lina has called Mats Jonasson Målerås her professional residence.Ê
Lisa GerinderLisa Gerinder

Lisa Gerinder is a textile designer, illustrator and and an art teacher. For several years she had her own business with a collegue. They designed and distributed children's clothes brand named "Liten." They had retailers all around Sweden but also in Denmark, Norway, England etc.
Liv ErikssonLiv Eriksson

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Lizzie ThyssenLizzie Thyssen

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Lotta GlaveLotta Glave

Lotta Glave is an illustrator and designer. She constantly develops her way of expressing herself and her starting point is humour and joy. Lotta's aim is to create designs, which are personal. Glave, who stems from Malmö believes a lot of her inspiration comes from her Austrian grandmother who worked as an illustrator and bookbinder. Their home was always filled with fun, homemade creations like fantastic doll’s houses made out of lacquered paper! I love stuff that is fun, different and makes you happy, says Lotta who got drawn into the family business when Bengt asked her to draw an angel. Like Bengt’s animals, Lotta’s angel has spread from candleholders and Christmas tree decorations to necklaces and fabrics. Nowadays, Lotta designs most of the patterns; designs that are appreciated all over the world, not least in Japan and the U.K.
Lotta OdeliusLotta Odelius

Lotta Odelius is one of Sagaform's most prolific designers, creating the Juicy, Keep, Retro and Aloha collections for Sagaform. Odelius has also created tea towels and potholders to the collection. Before becoming an independent designer in 2006, Odelius worked as an art director and graphic designer. Lotta Odelius strives to create products that are both functional and inspiring and that will brighten everyday life. This can clearly be seen in her beautiful work for Sagaform.
Louise B. HelmersenLouise B. Helmersen

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Louise CampbellLouise Campbell

Louise Campbell (b. 1970) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Being the daughter of a Danish father and an English mother, she grew up and was educated in both countries. After graduating from the London College of Furniture in 1992, she returned to Denmark and continued her studies in Industrial Design at Denmarks Design School, graduating from here in 1995.

She set up her own studio in 1996, from where she has worked independently since. Focus is on furniture and lighting design, but the studio is increasingly involved in product design and interior design projects as well.

The client list is long and varied, including companies such as Louis Poulsen, Zanotta, HAY, Royal Copenhagen, Holmegaard, Stelton, Muuto, Interstop and The Danish Ministry of Culture. Louise Campbell's work is playful and experimental, and is increasingly gaining a reputation for gently twisting not only every day objects and situations, but also materials and manufacturing processes in new directions.
Louise ChristLouise Christ

"I have always worked with distinctive organic shapes, in a universe inspired by everything from single-cell amoeba to corals and planets. This, combined with considerable precision, results in characterful and original products that fall between the precise and the organic."

This working method has, among other things, led to one of the latest additions to our range of original products, the Jewellery Tree, which has just been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2008.
Louise VidelyckLouise Videlyck

Based in Sweden, Louise works with pattern and product design for Swedish and international customers in the fabric, rug, wallpaper and lighting industries. Lately she has expanded to also include wall absorbers. Educated as a ceramist (especially in the ancient Japanse technique called raku), she works mainly with shapes and colours inspired by nature.
Lovisa WattmanLovisa Wattman

Lovisa Wattman creates kitchenware and tableware, including items for Sagaform's Holiday and Oval Oak collections. Wattman studied at the Swedish Academy of Arts and Crafts in Stockholm and at the Aarhus Architectural School in Denmark. Wattman is a passionate cook and this translates into her kitchenware designs which are not only beautiful, but highly usable.
Lovorika BanovicLovorika Banovic

Lovorika Banovic graduated from the Danish Design School in 1996, and specialises in product and furniture design. At her design studio in Copenhagen, she experiments with design, decor and performance art. Lovorika's work has been exhibited with great success at several national and international exhibitions, and she has participated in various art projects.
Ludvig LöfgrenLudvig Löfgren

"My approach to glass is sensitive, passionate and patient. I describe atmosphere, depict moods through references both to history and present. Molten glass enables me to work with sculpture and pictures simultaneously. Glass can be seductive, beautiful, soft and compliant to work with. But at same time it can scar you for life."

Before enrolling at the University College of Arts Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Ludvig Löfgren worked as a glass blower, an experience that gave him both perspective and understanding of glass. His constant search for challenges often results in hours of experimenting, both in the studio and in the hotshop. With his substantial knowledge of glass and artistic talent, he shatters many limits in the Kingdom of Crystal with its fine traditions.

Ludvig Löfgren gathers inspiration from many different genres, including everything from the fashion world to tattooing techniques. His artistic expression is youthful and filled with attitude, but at the same time it is brutally conscious. His first limited edition skull Vanitas Disco has already attracted a new target group to Kosta Boda.
Magnus StephensenMagnus Stephensen

Magnus Stephensen graduated from the Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture) in 1931 and set up his own design studio. In his early career he designed apartment buildings, schools and waterworks. Later he designed smaller objects to be used in the home. He designed silver serving pieces for the Kay Bojesen Silversmith (1932 - 52), Ceramic pots and dishes for Royal Copenhagen (1950s) and silver ("Fregat/Argo" pattern) and stainless flatware ("Tuja" pattern) and hollowware pieces for Georg Jensen (1950+). (Kay Bojesen was one of Georg Jensen's first apprentice's and became an important Danish silversmith and designer who believed in functionalist design. Stephensen's work reflected Bojesen's influence.)

Stephensen's hollowware designs for Jensen are characterized by subtle lines and unornamented forms. Many of the pieces draw on traditional Japanese design. In fact, Stephensen wrote a book called "Brugsting Fra Japan" ("Useful Things from Japan").

Stephensen's work was included in many important exhibitions around the world and he received many prizes. He was awarded the Eckersberg medal (1948) and several medals at the Milan Triennale.
Malin LindahlMalin Lindahl

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Margareta NystromMargareta Nystrom

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Margun UnderhaugMargun Underhaug

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Maria BerntsenMaria Berntsen

Maria Berntsen is an educated architect from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture and has studied in France at l'Ecole d'Architecture de Bordeaux. She has been teaching at the Danish Design School and has worked as an industrial designer since 1992 where she started her own studio in Copenhagen. Maria has cooperated with several large Danish and foreign companies and has among other things designed jewelry, furniture as well as applied and decorative art. - It is the intuitive feeling for the nature of the material and the sensuousness of the form that is important to me. I'm always trying to work out a form that I feel speaks to your senses. You have to feel like touching the form /design and feel joy in surrounding yourself with it in your daily life.
Maria KariisMaria Kariis

Maria Kariis (b. 1971) graduated as an industrial designer from Beckmans School of Design in 1998. She became associated with Holmegaard glassworks as a designer in 2006 and she is the designer behind the beautiful 2Lips and Gorgeous vases, and the 02 lamp.
Marianne WelanderMarianne Welander

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Marie OlofssonMarie Olofsson

Marie Olofsson created the globe-shaped Shine tealight holders for Sagaform. She studied at Danmarks Designskole in Copenhagen, where her design project was in using transparent colored glass, which later became part of the Sagaform's Shine collection. Olofsson runs a design agency in western Sweden.
Marie-Louise NordinMarie-Louise Nordin

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Marita BergmanMarita Bergman

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Markus Jehs & Jürgen LaubMarkus Jehs & Jürgen Laub

The German designers Markus Jehs (b. 1965) and Jürgen Laub (b. 1964) already sat next to each other when they took their entry exam for the university of art. After several projects in New York, they began their partnership in Italy with renowned companies as Cassina, Nemo, Ycami and Acerbis. In Germany, they worked on office furniture and living furniture for Renz, Schönbuch and Thonet as well as on the worldwide showroom-concept for Mercedes-Benz. Next to a lounge programme for Fritz Hansen, the candleholders for Stelton represent the second project for a Scandinavian producer.
Martin SonneMartin Sonne

Martin Sonne works with graphics and industrial design. The decanting pourer, invented by Torben Flanbaum, is his first product design for the company. Periods of study at the ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles and the Lorenzo de Medici School of Art in Florence, as well as several year experiences in the advertising sector have given Martin a solid background in graphics and product development.
Martin Sonne & Jakob WagnerMartin Sonne & Jakob Wagner

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Martti RytkönenMartti Rytkönen

Martti Rytkönen’s glass collections always reflect the true spirit of Orrefors – even when he experiments with shape and glassmaking techniques. He is fascinated by the possibilities of glass and likes to form the clear crystal into objects with a narrative.He aims to tell us something about the material, how it can be soft, strong and light, at the same time as heavy and hard. Martti thinks that glass is sensual and pleasing. We understand what he means when we see his crystal creations that can have the simplest shapes imaginable, without being hard or formal. Martti’s products are always permeated by timelessness and tangible high quality. This applies to all his creations, be they clear, cut crystal items in his collection, or coloured limited-edition vases.
Matilda GuillemotMatilda Guillemot

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Mats JonassonMats Jonasson

Mats Jonasson's talent as a designer attracted attention early on, when he started work as an apprentice engraver at the glassworks in 1959. Over the next few decades he worked with many of the most respected contemporary glass artists in Sweden. During this period, he developed that natural style of his which he’s since perfected.

Our forest has captured the hearts and minds of people since time immemorial, says Mats. Inspired by the natural world around him, he has opened his mind to create his distinctive masterpieces in the finest Swedish crystal. Nowadays, this son of the glassworks is represented all over the world.
Mattias MikaelssonMattias Mikaelsson

Mattias Mikaelsson (b. 1972) works as a freelance industrial designer out of his office in Sundbyberg, Sweden. Educated at Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm, he has designed everything from apartment housing display exhibitions to the respirators used by intensive care patients. Many of the products Mattias has designed have been patented.
Matz BorgströmMatz Borgström

Matz Borgström created the Sagaform Club collection as well as pieces for Sagaform's Holiday, Silicone, and Sunflower collection. He has designed products for other major Swedish design producers including Orrefors, Asplund and Boda Nova. In addition to being one of the founders of the design program at Beckman’s School of Design in Stockholm, he works as a DJ and composes electronic music. He has received several international awards for his design work.
Melina CarlssonMelina Carlsson

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Menu's in-house design team.
Merete SerranoMerete Serrano

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Mette GalatiusMette Galatius

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Michael BangMichael Bang

Michael Bang, son of Jacob E. Bang, began working with Holmegaard in 1968. Bang’s design reflects the graphic trends of the 1960s combined with the simple, functional styling of Danish design.
Michael YoungMichael Young

Michael Young, born the UK, is one of the most influential designers of his generation. Kortrijk Design Biennale Director Max Borka says describes Young’s importance thusly: "one can not underestimate the dramatic influence his work has had on design." Since 1992, his works have been become part of the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Louvre, Die Neue Sammlung Museum and London’s Design Museum.

Young’s clients include Galley Kreo, Danese, Artemide, Rosenthal & Swedese and the Icelandic nightclub Astro Bar. He recently presented new works for Established & Sons in Milan alongside such luminaries as Zaha Hadid and Future Systems. Since creating a studio in Hong Kong, he has embarked on a range of branding and design projects, including a City Storm bike for Giant, a barware range for Schweppes and bottles for Asahi.

Young’s work builds on the legacy of Danish functionalism, with a firm grasp on technology and the needs of today. He designed a number of travel accessories for Georg Jensen, a nod to the increasing globalisation of our world. Design is part of everyday life and Young has been an important force in bringing cutting edge design to mass markets. His work encourages us to reexamine the role of design in our lives.
Michala Stigkjær & Ole FlenstedMichala Stigkjær & Ole Flensted

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Mikaela DorfelMikaela Dorfel

Mikaela Dorfel was born in Finland and grew up with Alvar Alto’s light, simple style. Upon design studies in Hamburg her final project became a bestseller! You can still get it in the shop at the Museum of Modern Art, New York! Mikaela has her home and studio in Germany. Surrounded by ponds and meadows she creates beautiful design inspired by Scandinavia, nature and water movements. Her sense of shapes and materials is unique. "The idea has to be right, but quality lies in the details; you feel it in your fingers. Uncluttered lines and functionality are timeless." she says.
Mogens HolmriisMogens Holmriis

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Monique EngelundMonique Engelund

Monique Engelund work conceptual, playful and humorous. This is clearly reflected in both her ??product and furniture designs. Her "Barcelona Pavilion Bird" demonstartes both the architect and designer Monique. The playful approach to work and the desire to provide food for thought is a basic design philosophy for the young architect who graduated from the Design Institute at Aarhus School of Architecture. "My intention with the design is not just creating products that make life easier and a more beautiful world. I believe that the things we surround ourselves with are a lot more than that. They can challenge and inspire us."
Morgan PerssonMorgan Persson

Morgan Persson is attracted by nativist art expressions with a psychedelic undertone, where animals and nature often play a central part. Morgan's work is mainly experimental, but at the same time there is very little left to chance as his works balance between the naive and the accurate

Morgan Persson has during a number of years challenged and developed the possibilities of glass, this curiosity led in 2013 to an agreement with Målerås Glassworks.
MoritzMoritz

Husband and wife team Peter and Eva Moritz have designed dozens of items for Sagaform including the Bamboo and Café collections as well as items for the Sagaform Herbs/Spices and Oval Oak collections. They have been operating a design and craft studio since 1998 in southern Sweden.
Murken HansenMurken Hansen

The Berlin-based designer team Murken Hansen acts in the intersection between well-known, balanced forms and experimental, innovatory design. Updated, classic archetypes interact with unexplored ideas and become stylish products that do not flaunt their attributes. But take a closer look, and you will discover a wealth of functional details! One fine example is the creatively original Boogie Woogie salt and pepper shakers designed by Murken-Hansen for Menu! Hauke Murken & Sven Hansen have won several design awards. They are represented at international museums (e.g. Cooper-Hewitt, New York.)
Nancy BladfältNancy Bladfält

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Nanna DitzelNanna Ditzel

Nanna Ditzel (1923 - 2005) was born In Copenhagen. She trained as a cabinetmaker before studying at the School of Arts and Crafts and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. In 1946 she graduated with a degree in furniture design. That same year she established own design studio together with Jørgen Ditzel and continued to work in the design sector until shortly before her death.

From the start of her career in the post war years, she was always challenged by new materials and new techniques. Nanna worked in various materials such as fibreglass, wickerwork and foam rubber, and in various disciplines such as cabinet-making, jewellery, tableware, applied art and textiles.

In the 50's she experimented with split-level floor seating. From 1968 to '86 lived in London, establishing the international furniture house Interspace in Hampstead with Kurt Heide.

Among her designs in continuous production are jewellery for Georg Jensen, textiles for Kvadrat and furniture for Fredericia, Kvist, Getama and others.

Nanna Ditzel has exhibited internationally with One Woman exhibitions in Amsterdam, Berlin, New York, Vienna, London, Stockholm, Milan, Glasgow, Manchester, Reykjavik, Paris and nationally in Denmark.

She has been awarded numerous international prizes including, in 1990, the Gold Medal in the International Furniture Design Competition, Japan, for her Bench for Two (Fredericia). She was elected Honourable Royal Designer, Royal Society of Arts, in London in 1996 and awarded the lifelong Artists' Grant by the Danish Ministry of Culture in 1998.
Nedda El AsmarNedda El Asmar

Nedda El-Asmar is a talented designer whose excellent reputation has been further more endorsed by a number of prestigious awards: L’Étoile de l’Observeur du design 2006 (France), The Formidable Design Prize 2006 (Sweden) and Designer of the Year 2007 (Belgium).
Niels HvassNiels Hvass

Niels Hvass is one of the pioneers of the revival of Danish furniture design that took place in the 1990s. He is one of the most talked about, award-winning Danish furniture designers around today. This is due, in no small part, to the fact that Hvass has understood how to create a new style. The source of inspiration for Hvass is an original and ingenious use of materials. The looks he creates are clear and precise, placing the user in focus, and he designs from a heartfelt desire for the user to be enthralled and to fall in love. And this enthrallment and love should grow with time.
Niels KjeldsenNiels Kjeldsen

Niels Kjeldsen, born in 1971, is educated as an Industrial Designer from Denmark's school of design. Originally, he was educated as a locksmith giving him the ability to see constructive as well as aesthetical values in his products.

Niels Kjeldsen has for several years worked for one af the most prestigious design agencies in Denmark where he among others received the Danish Design Prize for visionary design. In 2002 he started his own company, Niels Kjeldsen Design. Since then he has received the Formland Prize as well as the Red Dot Award for his simple and elegant design.

As a designer, he has worked in different fields and with companies such as Bang&Olufsen, Vipp, Børma, Kompan, OBH, Mayland and Carlsberg.
Niels RömerNiels Römer

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Nielsen InnovationNielsen Innovation

Nielsen Innovation is based in France, working with innovation at a higher level. They are specialized in creating ground-breaking products and they work with leading brands all over the world.

Their designs are based on a deep understanding of the interactions between a product and its user. Design is much more than just styling - it is a key element in product innovation. Their high-value designs shall be able to express their uniqueness in a few seconds.

Their special strength is to create "innovations for end-users" and they have acquired special knowledge in products such as Home Appliances, Bicycles, Advanced Office Furniture, Applied Robotics etc.
Niklas JacobNiklas Jacob

Niklas Jacob (b. 1970) was educated as an industrial designer in Milan at The International College of Sciences and Politecnico di Milano. Prior to setting up his own design firm, Niklas Jacob worked at a number of design firms and as chief designer at MOMO Design. Niklas Jacob still resides in Italy and leads design projects for companies in Europe and the US. He has been involved in design projects for MOMO, Lamborghini, Nissan, Logitech, Bang & Olufsen and many others.
Nils LandbergNils Landberg

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Nils-Grunnet JensenNils-Grunnet Jensen

Nils Grunnet-Jensen studied at the Aarhus School of Architecture and graduated as an Industrial Designer in 1993.

He worked at design studios in Denmark and abroad until 2004, when he founded his own studio 'enn gee design workshop'. His customers include Comtech Watches, Globe Furniture, Holmegaard, out-sider and, of course, LE KLINT.

Nils Grunnet-Jensen works with product design in a broad range of contexts, particularly lighting, furniture and watches, graphical assignments, such as logos, visual identities and signage. He designed The Lounge series for LE KLINT.
Nina TolstrupNina Tolstrup

Nina Tolstrup has an international profile, as she studied in Paris and works in London. In spite of this, her design is characterised, time and time again, as typically Scandinavian. She puts this down to her fundamental design philosophy: "Design should be based on a good idea, a simple and functional look and a beautiful form that makes the best use of the material."
Nora O. KroughNora O. Krough

Nora Krough graduated with an MA in Textile Design from Designskolen Kolding, Denmark in 2009. The theme of her graduation-collection is endangered species in Scandinavian animal-prints, based on the wildlife within the borders of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Patterns of all kinds are the main focus for her as a textile designer. But attention is also always on the environmental impacts of the textile industry. Sourcing materials that are environmental-friendly and choosing dyes and techniques that are low-impact is key. At the moment she is working on a project involving organic wool produced and certified (by GOTS) in Norway.
Norm ArchitectsNorm Architects

Norm, the architects Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen Kasper & Ronn, has roots in the Scandinavian design tradition, which they enforce and further develop. Design should meet real needs and delight all the senses, says Jonas & Kasper. A classic, recognizable form given an original twist that calls for attention. A new material or a small detail makes you want to touch the product, smell it and enjoy the sound when you put it on the table. Norm combines optimum performance and aesthetic beauty - and adds the little extra that gives the product strength and ageless soul . Design that will be seen and used!
Oiva ToikkaOiva Toikka

Oiva Toikka is one of the greatest names in Nordic glassware. Born in Finland in 1931, Toikka originally trained in ceramics and later moved to glassware. He designed the Kastehelmi Dewdrop dinnerware collection for Iittala in 1964. In 1973 he began making Iittala glass birds for which he has become world-renowned. Over the years Toikka has worked in many other mediums, including textile design and as a stage and costume designer, but the release each year of a new Iittala glass bird Oiva Toikka’s reputation as a leader of Finnish glass and design.
Ole FlenstedOle Flensted

Ole Flensted, son of Christian Flensted, continues the tradition of ideas for new and original mobiles. Ole and his wife, Aase, officially took over Flensted Mobiles in 1982.
Ole KortzauOle Kortzau

Designer Ole Kortzau created Rosendahl’s design line of beautiful Christmas and Easter decorations that are part of the Karen Blixen Collection. Ole Kortzau derives much of his inspiration from nature. He has this to say about his designs: "I am attracted to amorphous shapes and the play of light on the surfaces of materials. Associations with Danish culture and nature are my sources of inspiration. The shape is always based on my recollections of nature’s own shapes, without being photographic replicas. Design must never be either too artful or too rational. I like it best when things are rooted in the past and have a story to tell." Karen Blixen loved to surround herself with flowers so they are a recurring theme in the different items of the range. For each product sold in the Karen Blixen Collection, a donation is made towards new exhibitions at the Karen Blixen Museum, Rungstedlund.
Ole PalsbyOle Palsby

With integrity, conscientious use of resources and a sense of accountability to the customer, Ole Palsby has made it his business to bring quality to our everyday lives; to create designs for people by bringing the user-friendliness of the professional kitchen into people’s kitchens at home.

He does this by creating designs that lack nothing, yet incorporate nothing superfluous. To Ole Palsby’s mind, products must not divert attention away from food and drink; instead, they should accentuate the visual appearance, aroma and form of the food. Food preparation, meals and the dining table are central for Ole Palsby as he designs tools for us.

Ole Palsby finds much of his inspiration in Japan and the Zen philosophy, which have influenced his basic principles of design:

"Our overall experience is a synergy of all our senses in equal measure – sight, taste, smell, hearing and touch," and this has pointed the way to his design goal: "To shape kitchen utensils and tableware so that they become an integral part of food preparation and mealtimes."
Olle AlberiusOlle Alberius

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Olle BrozénOlle Brozén

"I have always been fascinated by the decorative: by the symmetries of nature and life. By patterns. Intuition is central to my creativity. I like to call it the intellect of the hand. Glass encloses a mental space in a spectrum of colour and transparency, direct, immediate yet ineffable."

Strong stylised patterns, organic decorations and playful, almost naïve, subjects, are distinguishing characteristics of Olle Brozén's designs. He gained inspiration from working as a glassblower in Japan, and the influence of Japanese woodcuts is clearly visible in his first sketches for Kosta Boda: a series of patterns inspired by nature. Brozén has attracted attention with his simple, powerful shapes that give free rein to his expressive patterns and decorations.
Pascal CharmoluPascal Charmolu

Pascal Charmolu is a French citizen who has lived in Stockholm for more than 25 years. He studied industrial design at the Swedish Academy of Arts and Crafts and went on to start a design studio called Born in Sweden. Charmolu has designed many items award-winning items for Sagaform. You can find his beautiful herb pots in the Herbs/Spices collection.
Paul SmithPaul Smith

Credited as the Royal Designer for the Industry (RDI), Paul Smith had made an accidental debut in the world of fashion which in turn established him as the pre-eminent British designer. His interest to be the part of the colorful world of ideas and excitement gave vent to his creativity and his journey to be one of the most celebrated designers for menswear seemed to take him on a new high. He manages to transmit a genuine sense of humor and mischief mixed with his love of tradition and the classics.

Paul smith started primarily as a designer for men's wear but has expanded his brand to different shores which provide luxury to his clients. The brand today has 12 different lines which works cohesively and offer comfort to the people. His brand includes Paul Smith, Paul Smith Women, PS by Paul Smith, Paul Smith Jeans, Paul Smith London, R.Newbold (Japan only), Paul Smith Accessories, Paul Smith Shoes, Paul Smith Fragrance, Paul Smith Watches, Paul Smith Pens and Paul Smith furniture and 'things'. A converted town-house in Notting Hill which has been operational from 1998 works as his flagship store, but the company's operational heart remains in Floral Street. Paul Smith's collections are wholesaled to thirty five countries and has fourteen shops in England.
Paula LönnqvistPaula Lönnqvist

Paula Lönnqvist was educated at the University of Borås. She makes both textile and clothing designs. Paula wants to bring joy to the users and aim for playfulness and harmony in colour, shape, function and material.
Per FernbergPer Fernberg

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Per LütkenPer Lütken

Per Lütken was a Danish glassmaker (1916 – 1998), most famous for his works at Holmegaard Glass Factory ("Holmegaard Glasværk" in Danish). Lütken has set his signature on the history of Danish glassmaking, designing more than 3,000 pieces of glass for Holmegaard, a company for whom he worked from 1942 and until his death in 1998. Amongst the best known series created by him are "Ideelle", "Skibsglas", "No. 5", "Selandia" and "Charlotte Amalie", all of which are still selling at high prices throughout the World. They are all regarded as design icons, and are found in many Danish homes to this day.
Pernille VeaPernille Vea

"I have moved from very geometric design to more asymmetrical shapes, inspired by nature. For example, by recreating the shape of a stone that has been worn by the movement of the waves. Previously, it was largely about designing things from the kitchen and the dining table for taking out into the garden. Now the trend has reversed: We are importing shapes from the great outdoors into the garden."

Many of the best-known and most popular products in Menu’s range come from Pernille Vea’s design universe. Pernille, and not least her designs, have won countless prizes and prestigious awards all over the world.
Peter HolmbladPeter Holmblad

Peter Holmblad born 1934, managing director and owner of Stelton A/S till 2004.

Engaged as Export Manager in 1963 and became owner of the company in the late seventies.

The launch of the Cylinda Line in 1967 was a result of a close connection between Peter Holmblad and Arne Jacobsen.

Among other things Peter Holmblad has designed a line of bar products and the well known watering can. Today he is on the board of directors at Stelton A/S and guides the management team for the future to come.
Peter KarpfPeter Karpf

While some early controversial Peter Karpf creations – such as the multi-spiked lounge chair and the string chair – were valuable experiments, other designs have endured.

His candlesticks, his monolithic molded plywood chairs, and his light fixtures have become modern Danish classics. Peter Karpf (b. 1940) learned furniture design from Fritz Hansen and worked for Grete Jalk and Arne Jacobsen.

In 2002 Karpf was awarded the prestigious Bruno Mathson Prize - the most prestigious design award in Scandinavia. The jury's comment was: "His strong sense of form in combination with a deep understanding of materials and manufacturing techniques make him one of the greatest contemporary Nordic designers."

Today, Peter Karpf’s designs are represented at numerous museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

To Karpf, design is a process of discarding experiments. Based on his belief that we live in an age of noise and stress, he designs furniture that brings us down to earth and helps us relax. This becomes clear when looking at the simplicity and calmness of the Gemini candleholder.
Peter SvarrerPeter Svarrer

When Peter Svarrer and Holmegaard began collaborating in 1997, it was the start of a fruitful, productive partnership that continues to develop, resulting in new shapes and colors. "When I’m working on producing new designs in glass, I always keep in mind the nature of glass itself, because it suits my mostly organic styling so well. Glass is particularly good at conveying that. What I have in mind might be quite simple, such as for the Cocoon wineglass range, where I wanted to give a sensual experience as you touch the stalk of the glass, and that’s why it has an organic shape."
Philip Bro LudvigsenPhilip Bro Ludvigsen

Industrial Designer Philip Bro Ludvigsen was educated at the Danish School of Design and Art. In 1998, he launched his own design studio, known simply as Philip Bro. In his short career he has already designed an impressive number of products and projects, ranging from grand auditoriums to small candleholders. He initially collaborated with Georg Jensen designing a Credit Card Holder in stainless steel. This was followed by the Aveny collection–a jewellery collection.

Philip Bro designs are thoroughly modern and have a lightness to them that brings a smile to the face of the beholder. They prove once again that serious design can still be colourful, whimsical and unexpected. His mostly functional pieces never sacrifice practicality for looks or vice versa. Philip Bro’s sensibility is classically Danish but always exciting and innovative. He is a star of the design world and a pioneer of the way we think about design today.
Pia LangelundPia Langelund

Pia Langelund (b. 1960) graduated from the Kolding College of Danish Art and Design in 1990 after studying ceramic design for 4 years.

Royal Copenhagen became aware of her great talent as a sculptor in bronze, earthenware, iron and granite as early as her leaving college. She was taken on by the porcelain factory in 1991 and was responsible for many beautiful creations over the next decade, while experimenting with the potential of modelling and, in particular, materials. Pia Langelund now works for Royal Copenhagen on a freelance basis.

For Pia Langelund the driving force is the sculptural challenge itself, and one of the recurring themes in her work is the strength and movement of the body in both animals and humans.

The fascination of animals and the close attention to muscles, movements and attitudes bring Pia Langelund's animal sculptures to life in a very special way.

This is also true for her series of primates, which is at the same time the artist's homage to the world's animal kingdom, which she holds in the deepest respect.
Pil BredahlPil Bredahl

Pil Bredahl trained as a product and furniture designer at the Danish Design School. Since qualifying, she has worked with experimental one-off furniture designs, on various projects and exhibitions in Denmark and abroad as well as producing stunning, award-winning functional designs for Menu. Pil’s water carafe is the latest in her line of successful products for Menu – a beautiful and original carafe that offers innovative groundbreaking functionality.
Poul B. EskildsenPoul B. Eskildsen

The products that Poul Eskildsen has designed for Skagerak Denmark are characterised by their highly graphic, clean and harmonious look. Poul Eskildsen gives high priority to this look, but it is also important to him for his designs to fulfil their function and to take the qualities of the material as their lead. In search of inspiration, Poul Eskildsen constantly observes the world around him. He finds particular inspiration in historic styles, architecture, fashion and, not least, his travels.
Poul KjærholmPoul Kjærholm

Poul Kjærholm (1929 - 1980) designed modern functionalist furniture that was praised for its understated elegance and clean lines. He studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen where he would later teach from 1952-56. In 1976 he was appointed Professor of furniture design at Copenhagen's Royal Academy, a position he held up until his death in 1980.

Over all these years he designed dozens of chairs, long chairs, and tables that became landmarks for Danish furniture design, but his design efforts spread much wider, as exemplified with the granite PK-Bowl.

The goal of "making form a part of function" was expressed uncompromisingly in all of Kjærholm’s work. It was a process of purification, a catharsis, in which all superfluities were peeled away and the pure utilitarian form emerged so clearly that it became a type not confined in time.

Kjærholm was uncompromising in his insistence on structural clarity and technical quality. However, his personal concern for everyday use did much to popularize the austere functionalist style with which he is associated. His furniture is like an elegantly written character that gives the room in which it stands solidity and calm.

His works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the V&A Museum in London and other museum collections in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Germany. He won numerous awards in industrial and graphic design, including two Grand Prix at the La Triennale di Milano (1957 & 1960), the ID Award, and the legendary Lunning Award.
Rebecca UthRebecca Uth

The story of Rebecca Uth's work with the new Christmas concept created as a tribute to Georg Jensen's great love, started in spring 2009. Often took Rebecca Uth time to slip up in the attic of Georg Jensen's headquarters in Frederiksberg to go on a treasure hunt under the beams of the ornate, old archives.

The archive is a pure treasure trove of records, hand drawings and photos of everything since 1904 has been sent out with a Georg Jensen stamp. From Queen Margrethe's personally-designed chassis morning to Prince Henry with 110 parts drawings behind the famous fish dishes in silver, as an Arab sheik has just commissioned in size XL, because he will use it to serve lamb. In the archive are countless books as Atlas of Georg Jensen's jewelery - and it was here, Rebecca Uth got the idea inspired by Georg Jensen Art Nouveau jewelry, or "Liberty" as the style was called in German, because in the beginning of the 1900s called of young bohemians in Europe. As in romance, they were in love with nature's own colors, shape and ingenuity which far surpassed what a mortal man had the imagination to invent anything.

Georg Jensen was among the first in the world to also make jewelry in an unconventional and subtle style. He opened the door for natural symbols like acorns, petals and flower buds, and led them into jewelery in a way that the world had never seen before. With its organic shapes and romantic expression is the style very distant from the minimalist and tight line, as designers later made famous for Georg Jensen in the world. But Rebecca Uth sensed intuitively that just homage to nature and uhøjtideligheden again had nothing to say to today's modern and eco-conscious women like herself. The old smykkers curlicues inspired Rebecca Uth to such a degree that she grabbed the brown sketchbook and instinctively began to draw Christmas decorations in the same style - but in a modern interpretation.
Regitz OvergaardRegitz Overgaard

Regitze Overgaard (b. 1946) is a standout among standouts. She finished training as a goldsmith in 1970 and graduated from the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts in 1976. She has collaborated with Georg Jensen since 1987 and has produced a number of the brand’s most successful designs including the popular Magic, Infinity, Zephyr and Curve collections.

Early in her career, her unique ability to capture nature’s organic yet infinite lines in precious metals won her attention from art and design world luminaries. She pioneered the organic design style, perhaps more than anyone else did. Her inspiration may come from the light of a Nordic summer sky or water cascading over rocks or simply from movement. With distinctive elegance and purity, her jewellery expresses a freshness and modernity that radiates light and life.

Regitze Overgaard works from the premise that jewellery should be as simple as possible; it should be the shape of the metal that wields artistic power, rather than external adornment. Her jewellery combines lightness and volume–the balance of this contrast is very difficult to strike.

There is also an ongoing allusion to the human body in her work. This is important in any jewellery–the interaction of the metal with its wearer. In Overgaard’s works, the form of the piece respects the natural curves of the body and accentuates it with a sense of style, elegance and individuality. Overgaard’s collection betray a keen eye for the sublime forms that exist in nature.
Renata DomogallaRenata Domogalla

Designer bio coming soon.
Renzo PianoRenzo Piano

Renzo Piano (b. 1937) in Genoa, Italy is a world-renowned designer and architect whose large-scale designs can be found in cities all over the world including Paris, Berlin and Osaka. He designed the classic Piano flatware for Iittala.
Rikke HagenRikke Hagen

Rikke Hagen’s background is in product design, glass and ceramics. She graduated from the Denmark School of Design in 1998. From 1998 to 2008 Rikke Hagen owned a unique glass workshop, where she produced her own limited editions in glass. In 2004, as the demand for Rikke Hagen’s product design continued to rise, Rikke took the first steps towards establishing her design studio "copen hagen." Under the copen hagen name, Rikke Hagen develops her own designs and works with product development for companies such as Normann Copenhagen. Today, Rikke Hagen focuses on the design process. From idea generation and concept building to the finished product. In 2008 copen hagen presented its first product line at the Maison de Object fair in Paris.
Robert LjubezRobert Ljubez

After escaping the horrors of war in Bosnia, Robert Ljubez ended up in Sweden at the end of 1992. Experiences from engraving and drawing in combination with an artistic talent led to a job at the Glassworks in 1996.

At first, Robert Ljubez worked as an engraver, but he soon became Mats Jonasson's right hand man. Robert's time at MATS JONASSON MÅLERÅS has provided him with invaluable knowledge of the unexpected possibilities there are in working with crystal.

A successful combination of curiosity and a great respect for the craftsmanship at MÅLERÅS has inspired him to create his own objects in crystal.
Roger PerssonRoger Persson

Roger Persson specializes in furniture and lamp designs, but has also designed products ranging from toys to electric switches. Persson studied industrial design at HDK in Göteborg and furniture design at School of Visual Arts in New York. Persson says that for him, designing is to "play with lines and curves that open up new design solutions and new functions." His work for Sagaform include items in the Sagaform Project collection as well as Sagaform Bar items, including the Sagaform Bar round-bottomed glassware.
Rolf SinnemarkRolf Sinnemark

Educated at the department of Ceramics and Glass at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Rolf is responsible for designing our trays in wood and Demi Dishes collection. He worked as a designer at Kosta Boda from 1967 to 1985 and is frequently involved in the creation of public art works. Rolf’s monumental glass walls can be found all over the world, from Sydney to Kramfors. Rolf has worked as a designer at MÅlerÅs and älghults Glassworks since 1992.
Rosendahl Design TeamRosendahl Design Team

Good design is found where a balance is struck between creativity and structure. Rosendahl’s design is an encounter between creative lines and stringent lines. Working closely with a number of leading designers, we create design solutions in keeping with the Scandinavian design tradition. Rosendahl's design team helps shape the image and tradition of Danish design in homes all over the world. This is why Rosendahl strives constantly to live up to – or, preferably, exceed – the expectations of our customers when it comes to the sort of quality the Rosendahl name is renowned for.
Royal Copenhagen Design TeamRoyal Copenhagen Design Team

Designer bio coming soon.
Rud Thygesen & Johnny SørensenRud Thygesen & Johnny Sørensen

Rud Thygesen (1932) and Johnny Sørensen (1944) both graduated from the Danish School of Arts, Crafts and Design in 1966 and the same year they opened their own design studio.

While still at school they established a co-operation with Magnus Olesen, which in 1971was expressed in the first models of a collection of laminated furniture, whose mutual connection, both technologic and aesthetic, is a stringent and functional design.

Since then Thygesen and Sørensen have created a number of furniture - mainly in laminated wood. They have contributed considerably to the development of furniture in laminated and moulded wood and designed some of the most successful Danish furniture. They have also designed tubular steel furniture and worked with the design of textiles, lightings etc.

Their work is purchased by among others The Danish Arts Foundation, Danish Museum of Art and Design, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, National Museum of Decorative Arts in Norway, Staatliches Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Cologne, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Art Gallery and Museum, The Royal Pavillon in Brighton and Modern Art in New York.
Ryusaku KawashimaRyusaku Kawashima

Designer bio coming soon.
Søren Georg JensenSøren Georg Jensen

Søren Georg Jensen, son of Georg Jensen, was a successful sculptor and silversmith, who created many iconic works, including sculptures that were installed on the streets of Copenhagen. Søren Georg Jensen sought inspiration in post-war functionalism, where design was confined within strict, often geometrical lines. His contemporaries included leading Danish architects and sculptors such as Arne Jacobsen and Henning Koppel. From 1962 to 1974 he was Artistic Director at Georg Jensen, where he passed on his father’s artistic genius, vision and philosophy to a new generation of artists.

There is a strong element of family in Georg Jensen. Whether literal family, such as in this case, or in the sense of building long-lasting, nurturing relationships with artists or in the sense of creating timeless heirloom pieces that can be passed down through your family, from one generation to the next.
Søren SchouSøren Schou

Søren Schou was born in Aalborg in Denmark and has a combined degree in Architecture and Industrial Design from the School of Architecture, Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.

Apart from being Director of industrial Design at Busby Perkins+Will Architects, he also launched Søren Schou Design in 2004 and has enjoyed considerable success with a number of tabletop products for some of Vancouver's most prestigious restaurants.

Søren Schou has received numerous design awards for his progressive and innovative design, not only in product design but also as a valued member on large-scale architectural projects.
Søren Ulrik PetersenSøren Ulrik Petersen

Søren Ulrik Petersen trained as a cabinet maker in the work shop of Hos Wulff’s Møbelsnedkeri, Copenhagen completing his apprenticeship in 1985 prior to continuing his education at the Danish Design School. Gaining his degree in Design 1990, Søren Ulrik Petersen returned to teach for a year at the Design School in 1998.

Since opening his own design studio in 1991 SUP Design has completed freelance projects for amongst others:Tuborg, Royal Copenhagen, Georg Jensen, Danishcrafts.dk, PP Møbler, Go card, Louis Poulsen A/S, Jakobsson A/S, Normann Copenhagen, Hansen & Sørensen, Källermo & ILLUM.

Between 2000 and 2002 he completed a three year working scholarship sponsered by The Danish Arts Foundation.
S&oslashren SleboSøren Slebo

Søren Slebo has been an essential part of Skagerak Denmark’s design team for several years. During this time, he has designed several pieces of furniture and gift items. Slebo’s products are always based around their use and he wants their use to be immediately obvious to the user. According to Slebo, essential products are created when "function is paired with beautiful proportions, good materials and ideally a dash of humour." Slebo’s aim for all his products is that they will be used a lot, will be looked upon with pleasure and, not least, that they grow old gracefully.
Sagaform StudioSagaform Studio

Designer bio coming soon.
Sarah BottgerSarah Bottger

Sarah Böttger lives and works in Wiesbaden, Germany. After she completed her apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker, she studied product design at the Hochschule far Gestaltung in Offenbach am Main. During her studies she took a semester at the Art Academy in Helsinki, where she focused on furniture and glass designs with Nordic culture specific traits. Her approach to design is based on experiences in everyday life and people's daily living, which is clearly reflected in her designs. With a clear awareness of the use and handling of material, she shows that there may be interesting results by combining traditional and modern techniques. She does not focus on the changing trends, but strives to develop functional objects that can be used and be part of the dwelling in the long term. To obtain the specific expression and high utility value, she has carefully thought through every detail, but without the final product making a big fuss. She prefers instead to emphasize the simplicity of his designs.
Sari AhokainenSari Ahokainen

Sari Ahokainen's formal education is in human sciences but eventually she discovered her true passion in designing. She licenses her work for companies worldwide on a variety of products - textiles, ceramics, stationery and more. Her designs can be fun and funky or simple and stylish.
Sidse WernerSidse Werner

Sidse Werner studied at the school for architecture and industrial design in Copenhagen. For some years she worked as assistant in the drawing office of Nanna Ditzel.

In 1969 she received the Danish National Bank’s Jubilee foundation study legacy to study plastic production in the USA. From 1970 she had her own drawing office.

Sidse Werner has exhibited in London, Paris, New York, San Francisco, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hannover, Tokyo, Stockholm and Milan.
Signe Persson MelinSigne Persson Melin

Signe Persson Melin has a wealth of experience after 50 years in the ceramics industry, designing for companies like Höganäs keramik, Kosta Boda, Boda Nova, Rörstrand and Svenskt Tenn, but also in the fields of metal and glass, as well as in many public works of art. Signe’s breakthrough as a designer came at the legendary modernist H55-exhibition (Hälsingborgsutställningen 1955). In 1985 she became Sweden’s first professor of Glass & Ceramics design at Konstfack, the University College of Art, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, and has taught many of the young designers that now work with Design House Stockholm. Today Signe works from her own studio in the city of Malmö in southern Sweden.
Sigvard BernadotteSigvard Bernadotte

Sigvard Bernadotte was born prince as son of the Swedish king. He lost his title when he married his first wife. He was given the title of count by the Great-duchess of Luxembourg Josephine-Charlotte, daughter of his aunt Astrid, Queen of Belgium.

He studied ornamental arts with Olle Hjortzberg but was first interested in theatre and studied stage design in Munich. He subsequently did some stage work in Berlin and designed a number of posters and stage designs and art directed three Swedish films.

Impressed by the work of U.S Industrial designers, like Henry Dreyfuss, Raymond Loewy, Walter Dorwin Teague, whom he visited in the early thirties, he redirected his talents and interests in design. He had a live long design contract with George Jensen for whom he designed mostly silverware. The quality of that work was recognized by the New York Metropolitan Museum who has a number of them in its permanent collection.

Before starting his own design office in Stockholm he was associated with Acton Bjorn in Copenhagen. This association that started in 1949 created the first real professional Industrial design office in Denmark.

With Acton Bjorn (1910-1992), he designed for Odhner and Rosti AS and a number of other Scandinavian companies like Facit, Nils Johan, AB Husqvarna Borstfabrik, NK, Bang & Olufsen (Beolit 500) and Pressalit. He also designed for Rosenthal. He was co-founder of the Swedish Industrial Designers Society (SID) and for several years (1961-1963) president of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) where he had served on the board since 1957.

Industrial Design might have been his "second" career choice, acting and theatre being his first love but unacceptable for the Swedish royal family, Sigvard Bernadotte became an important and influential industrial designer. Many of Sweden's early design icons were designed by him and both with Acton Bjorn and in Stockholm (Allied Industrial Designers) his offices were learning and starting points for many well known Swedish and Danish designers of the following generation.
Simon KlenellSimon Klenell

Designer bio coming soon.
Skagerak Denmark DesignSkagerak Denmark Design

Good ideas for new products often come about and a number of products are created and developed internally at Skagerak Denmark. Before they are ready for the shops’ shelves, there are many considerations to be made regarding design, production, materials, colour and so on. Skagerak Denmark’s expert product development department makes all these considerations and refinements, so that good ideas turn into even better products.
SkansenSkansen

Designer bio coming soon.
SpaceSpace

Design team made up of Danish designers Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou.
Steen Georg Christensen & Erling AndersenSteen Georg Christensen & Erling Andersen

In 1984 these two Danish designers had a stroke of genius when they created the spectacular Picto watch. A minimalist, almost aesthetic watch design in a graphic style and "rotating disc" which is more contemporary today than ever before. With Picto, Steen Georg Christensen and Erling Andersen wanted to design a "picture" of time. Where traditional watches show the time with the ticking hands, it is the watch face that rotates on Picto, giving the illusion of the earth moving and time passing. Conversely, the hour hand is fixed like a dot on the face, as Picto's only feature besides the minute hand—both in shiny, stylish steel.

Picto's innovative design and technology have taken the watch all over the world and directly into MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where the watch is today a part of the museum's permanent exhibition.
Steve McGuganSteve McGugan

Steve McGugan (b. 1960) is an industrial designer who has lived in Denmark since 1982. He was born in Canada, raised in the United States, educated at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, worked three years as in-house designer at Bang & Olufsen in Denmark, worked three years as assistant designer at David Lewis Industrial Design and in 1988 established his own industrial design studio in Copenhagen.

Today, Steve McGugan designs products for a number of Danish and international companies, specializing in the design of medico products, electronic products, telecommunication products as well as consumer products. The assignments vary greatly and appeal to a wide variety of end-users but they all have a simple and functional design style.

Steve McGugan has received numerous design awards, such as the Danish Design award, G prize from Japan, iF design award and Red Dot design award. On top of this, some of his products were even accepted to the New York, Museum of Modern Art's permanent design collection and others are exhibited in permanent design collection the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York.
Stiftelsen Olofsbo HembygdsgardStiftelsen Olofsbo Hembygdsgard

Designer bio coming soon.
Stig AhlströmStig Ahlström

Stig graduated from Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm with a degree in Interior Design. In 1972 Stig started his own architecture studio and his many exciting commissions have garnered numerous design prizes.
Studio GenseStudio Gense

Studio Gense is the name of Gense's in-house design facility. A place where up-and-coming designers work together with experienced artisans to develop attractive designs for the present and future. Gense Studio has created many popular cutlery lines and specialty cutlery such as fish cutlery, espresso and latte spoons, spaghetti cutlery, cray fish knives and lobster forks.
Sven Arne GillgrenSven Arne Gillgren

Sven Arne Gillgren studied at the industrial school of art in Stockholm. He later became the artistic leader of "Goldsmedsaktiebolget" and has made public decorations for churches in Stockholm and Malmö. His work is represented in the Museum of National Art.
Sven VestergaardSven Vestergaard

An early start....
At the age of 16 Sven Vestergaard (b. 1932) was employed at the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory as an apprentice in the overglaze department. The effect of this decision is still evident in his meticulous attention to minute detail and the subtleties of the porcelain medium.
In 1959 Sven left the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory and started working as illustrator at various Danish advertising agencies as well as Berlingske Tidende, Denmark's oldest newspaper.

...and a happy return
When the position as draughtsman in the factory's design studio became vacant in 1975, Sven Vestergaard, who had never lost his love for porcelain, was happy to return and develop his talents as an artist.
That same year Sven Vestergaard's artwork was chosen for the Christmas plate, "Danish Watermill", his first Christmas plate in a series of many.
In 1985 he became designer of Royal Copenhagen's Christmas plates and in 1989 he got his own studio, working on a freelance basis for Royal Copenhagen.
Team RorosTeam Roros

Roros' in-house design team.
Tepf ParkerTepf Parker

Designer bio coming soon.
Thomas SandellThomas Sandell

Thomas Sandell, architect SAR and SIR, is one of Sweden’s most highly acclaimed architects and designers. Renowned for many different buildings, interiors and furniture designs, for clients such as Georg Jensen, Ericsson, IKEA of Sweden, OM HEX, Cappellini, NCC, Zero Interiör and many others.
Tias EckhoffTias Eckhoff

Tias Eckhoff is one of Norway's most versatile designers. His designs contributed to making Scandinavian Design a notion and he is also a pioneer within industrial design.

Tias Eckhoff graduated in 1945 from the Norwegian State College of Applied Arts and Crafts with a degree in ceramic arts.

In 1962 he designed his first cutlery pattern for Norstaal, "Maya", on request from Finn Henriksen, then owner and founder of Norstaal.
Timo SarpanevaTimo Sarpaneva

Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) was a highly influential Finnish designer whose work helped solidify Finland’s design reputation. Sarpaneva was a sculptor and designer who worked in various mediums, including glass. Timo Sarpaneva won the Iittala engraved glass competition in 1951 and began working for Iittala soon after. His name is synonymous with Finnish and Nordic design. He is perhaps most widely recognized for his industrial design works, particularly the cast-iron cookware pieces for Iittala, as well as the Iittala Festivo candlesticks.
Todd BracherTodd Bracher

Having studied Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute in New York and attended Denmark’s Design School to study interiors and furnishings, American-born Todd Bracher is garnering international attention with his furniture and product design. His work with contemporary housewares brands including Zanotta, Jaguar, Fritz Hansen, IDEE and Urban Outfitters has allowed him to take his design vision to the masses.

In today’s world of increasingly smaller distances and increasingly accessible style, Bracher is an example. His range has made him accessible to a worldwide audience and his vision is remarkable for its forward-thinking style.

Bracher brings his own cosmopolitan background to bear on his artistic vision; after graduating Pratt, he worked as a Senior Designer at design agency Tom Dixon in London. Impressively, he was also the winner of the UNESCO design award and has been the three-time recipient of the ID award. The LILIA candleholder was his first collaboration with Georg Jensen.
Tom NybroeTom Nybroe

Tom Nybroe's (b. 1956) passion for wine and his affinity for perfection inspired Nybroe to the glass series Perfection for Holmegaard. The design and the proportions of the 2006 designed glasses were developed with a lot of caution, with geometric forms and the "Golden Cut" as starting point. The result is a drinking glass series that combined Nybroes specialist know-how with the elegant design of the Holmegaard tradition.
Tools DesignTools Design

Tools Design was founded in 1989 by designers Claus Jensen and Henrik Holbæk. A couple of decades on and with more than 200 international design awards to their name, Tools Design is one of Denmark’s leading design firms. The designs are characterised by a simple and innovative approach to the product and its function. And in the hands of these skilled designers, the result is stunning products which are truly functional. Tools has been on board ever since the Eva Solo series was launched in 1997, and they have created all the items in the extensive range.
Torben JørgensenTorben Jørgensen

In the Danish world of glass art, there are few people as versatile as Torben Jørgensen (b. 1945) who has been active in the industry since the beginning of the 1970s. He has experience as a glass pedagogue, constructor of glass kilns, designer at the Holmegaard Glassworks and not least creator of glass sculptures.

From the 1980s onward, he created a series of objects with a play of bubbles inside it. Due to the clarity of the glass the interior of the sculpture is "invisible" and we perceive it only due to the veil of bubbles, now and then in combination with gold leaf inlays. The contrast of the cut and the smooth textured surfaces is the theme of his panels consisting of a number of sand-casted elements.

Geometrically-shaped sculptures, where in the author uses minimalistic means of expression remain of current interest to this day. He examines the relation between the inner space and the outer shape, works with contrasts between matte and glossy surfaces. During the last decade he has created a number of laminated sculptures, where the final shape is composed of several spherical elements, while the latest are cylindrical. Each part is mould melted, cut and polished. While assembling, the separate elements are mutually transposed, laminated and finally partly sandblasted.
Torben RasmussenTorben Rasmussen

Torben Rasmussen was born in 1954. Educated as a carpenter - graduated with a silver medal in 1974. Constructing Architect at the Copenhagen Polytech in 1981 and Architect/Interior Designer at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 1987.

Since 1987 Torben Rasmussen has been working as a free-lance designer for Royal Copenhagen, Georg Jensen, Stelton and others.

He has received the Formland Prize in 1989 and again in 1998. The Braun Prize in 1989. The Design Plus prize in 1990 and has won a silver medal in the Nordic Design Competition in 1990.
Tove JanssonTove Jansson

Tove Jansson (1914 - 2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. She is best known as the author of the Moomin books.
TransformerTransformer

Design duo Transformer is made up of Peter Pinzke and Johan Bergström, two trained design engineers from Malmö University in Sweden. They've been creating award-winning product designs together in Malmö since 2004 and have designed many items for Sagaform, including pieces in the Oval Oak collection and the Project collection.
Troels SeidenfadenTroels Seidenfaden

Troels Seidenfaden was born in 1962 and originally served his apprenticeship as a gunsmith in 1984. After that he studied at the Danish School of Design, specializing in Design Management and graduated in 1996. He received further training at the Department of Product Development at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1998. Since 1996 he has been engaged in developing kitchen, table, and bathroom products.

Seidenfaden has developed solutions for LEGO, Carlsberg, Adexi, Henry Watson's Potteries (England), San Miguel (Spain), Leonardo (Germany), TVS (Italy), and many more.
U.F. ProjektU.F. Projekt

Designer bio coming soon.
Ulla ChristianssonUlla Christiansson

Ulla Christiansson’s work is a terrific example of classic Scandinavian Modernism, or as she puts it herself: "Objects made for people who like to live with them for a long time."
After choosing between a career in fashion or as a goldsmith, Ulla ended up with a degree in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. She runs the company Christiansson & Pettersson Design with her husband, and has designed tableware and furniture for numerous companies, as well as interiors for banks, embassies and hotels. The Swedish Embassy in Beijing is a good example of her work.

Ulla has been part of Design House Stockholm’s network since the beginning, and designed many of our key products such as the Globe glass & vase, the Victor vases and candlesticks, the Arto vase and the Loop cutlery collection - for which she received the Excellent Swedish Design award in 1998.
Ulla GustavssonUlla Gustavsson

Designer bio coming soon.
Ulrica Hydman-VallienUlrica Hydman-Vallien

"Desire, energy, passion – I can love and hate all at the same time. I’m both argumentative and totally committed. With glass, everything is possible. It’s immediate, intense, demanding; never is it just plain old glass. I use it to paint on and tell tales. I have no rules, and I allow my instinctive feelings to take me wherever they want."

Ulrica Hydman-Vallien is one of Sweden’s best known glass artists, whose unmistakable figures have embellished a variety of things such as mobile phones and the tails of aeroplanes. Ulrica Hydman-Vallien’s most important form of expression is her powerful imagery. She paints her striking and humorous designs straight onto the glass with free and unrestrained energy. She made her breakthrough with Caramba and Open Minds, followed by her popular Tulipa range.
UsUs

Designer bio coming soon.
VE2VE2

Designer bio coming soon.
Verner PantonVerner Panton

Verner Panton is considered one of the most influential furniture and interior designers of the last century.
Panton studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1947-1951 and worked as an assistant to the Danish designer Arne Jacobsen from 1950-1955.
As an independent architect and designer since 1995 he produced many iconic silver items for Georg Jensen.
Veronica SeipelVeronica Seipel

Veronica Seipel is a freelance designer who works primarily with patterns for different products in various materials. She has designed for firms such as IKEA, Hemtex, Almedahls and Linneväveriet to name but a few, as well as working on commissions for several international textile manufacturers. Joy is one of the most important ingredients of her creations. When she designs, her aim is always for her work to make whoever is using it feel happy.
Vipp Design LabVipp Design Lab

The kinship in the Vipp collection is unmistakable; new as well as old products enhance Vipp’s more than 70-year-old tradition for design products in excellent quality.

The foundation of Vipp’s Design DNA derives from the classic pedal bin and is carried on by Vipp’s Chief Designer, Morten Bo Jensen: "Functionality and a distinctive idiom based on high quality materials and special manufacturing processes are the pillars of Vipp DNA and represents the common thread between past, present and future products." explains Morten Bo, Chief Designer in Vipp.

Morten Bo Jensen is the creative mind behind recent years' new Vipp products. At the rather tender age of 27, Morten Bo was entrusted to carry on the Vipp family's design legacy. Educated as an industrial designer in Denmark and with a past working for the Biomega Bike brand, Morten Bo took on the challenge of bringing the 70-year-old Vipp design DNA into the future.

From the company’s headquarters in Copenhagen, Morten Bo runs Vipp Design Lab that continuously seeks to combine aesthetics and functionality in order to reach new dimensions.
Virtuelli DesignVirtuelli Design

Virtuelli Design Studio was established in 1998. The studio is experienced in various kinds of graphic and surface design for different materials and products. Their clients are companies in Sweden, Japan, USA and Europe.
Vivianna Torun Bülow-HübeVivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe

Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe (1927 – 2004) was born in Malmö Sweden. She graduated from the Academy of Industrial Arts in Stockholm in 1945 and in 1956 she settled in Paris where she quickly became known for her jewellery. Torun’s designs have become legendary and are exhibited at several museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Torun was philosophical about the role of design in our everyday lives:

"A piece of jewellery should be a symbol of love. It should enhance and move with the body so that it blends with you. It must not overwhelm, but enhance you. This is why it must be timeless. It shouldn’t matter if you are 17 or 87 years old."

One of the most iconic watch design classics in the Georg Jensen watch collection is the Vivianna bangle watch. Torun once reflected back on her inspiration for the bangle watch:

"Then watches were only chronometers – measurers of time, which one got constantly caught out by. I wanted to free people form the slavery of time, I wanted to make a watch which reminded one that life is here and now, so I created a watch with a mirror face, no numbers and a simple second hand. A watch should not make us prisoners of time–but liberate us. Perhaps it is possible to make a timepiece which more intensely perceives the Here and Now. The watch is open ended to symbolize that time should not bind us, and the dial like a mirror reminds us that life is now."

In keeping with the Georg Jensen tradition of innovation, Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe set out to reinvent the very concept of time.
Wiveca HallWiveca Hall

Designer bio coming soon.
Ylva KongbäckYlva Kongbäck

Ylva Kongbäck is a designer and founder of the village Ylva. She has built a multi-award-winning career during her many years in the industry. She started her professional career in 1976 as a teacher for the designer students, specializing in weaving Textiles / Textile Institute, for 13-14 years. In the 1980s, She immersed herself in ripstekniken and developed it. In the 1990s, She started on a mission to reclaim the knowledge and inspire the development of weaving straw into a crafts project. Ylva travels and teaches courses in these specializations to spread the word in Sweden and other Nordic countries.
Ylva OlssonYlva Olsson

Ylva Olsson runs a design studio in southern Sweden and studied at the University of Art and design in Helsinki. Olsson studied applied art and design and she focuses on designing playful and beautiful tableware. She designed the Sagaform Animal collection and Sagaform Sweden where Swedish tradition and playfulness come together.



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