|The Danish designer Mads Odgård (1960 to present), is a leading figure in a new generation of international designers. He is a minimalist and a 'less is more' man, who would rather deduct than add. More than anything, he believes that excellent design must be logical and functional if it is to endure. With an educational background from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark’s Design school and Art Center Europe, Switzerland, Odgård is one of Denmark's most sought-after designers.|
Since 1988, The Mads Odgård Design Studio has focused on product design with the mission to improve that which already exists and most importantly, gives the user spontaneous delight. Design can be successful only when the balance of all these factors is attained and comfort, technology, ergonomics, ecology, economics and aesthetics exists.
Mads Odgård has designed and developed a wide range of products for a long list of reputable and visionary clients from both Scandinavia and abroad. According to Odgård, "design should be human and logical in form. The design process consists of a series of choices and I must make the best possible at every step. Products must be understandable if they are to endure and reach all walks of life." -Mads Odgård
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|Louis Poulsen / Made in Denmark|
Founded in 1874, Louis Poulsen is the preeminent Danish Design Lighting resource born out of the Scandinavian design tradition where form follows function. The function and design of these lighting concepts are tailored to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light. Every detail in the design has a purpose. Every design starts and ends with light.
Louis Poulsen believes in passionate craftsmanship that produces quality lighting and design products that are pleasing to the eye and to the light. In close partnership with designers, architects and other talents like Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Øivind Slaatto, Alfred Homann, Oki Sato and Louise Campbell, Louis Poulsen has established themselves as one of the key global suppliers of high quality architectural and decorative lighting. Defying traditional product categories, their products serve and span the professional and private lighting markets for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Louis Poulsen’s means are simple and beautiful design. The purpose is to create an attractive ambience that affects people and spaces. The Louis Poulsen Collection is designed to shape light and are a key decor and furnishings element to create a Scandinavian sensibility for the home and garden. These simple lines, sophisticated styling, and impeccable craftsmanship are the hallmarks of Louis Poulsen and are key values of Fjorn Scandinavian.