Aino Aalto (1894 - 1949) is a famous Finnish architect and designer. She studied architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology, as did her husband, the famous Alvar Aalto. In 1923, she went to work for the office of Gunnar A. Wahlroos in Jyväskylä, then left this position the following year to collaborate with Alvar Aalto.
This marked the beginning of a long and productive partnership. In 1935, together with Alvar Aalto, Maire Gullichesen and Nils-Gustav Hahl, Aino Aalto founded Artek, an internationally renowned furniture and lighting company. She played an important role in the company and served as general manager for Artek from 1941 to 1949. Aino Alto's career as a furniture and interior designer, architect and photographer is best known for her work in glass. Among her most famous works is the Aino Aalto glassware line, created in 1932 under the name Bölgeblick, which means "water rings."
Anton Björsing (b. 1983) is a Swedish designer who studied furniture craft and design at Stenebyskolan and Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies in Stockholm, and interior architecture at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Björsing established her own design company in 2013. His work ranges from product design to interiors in domestic and public environments, and his designs are characterized by functionality, simplicity and relevance.
Arne Hovmand-Olsen had the world in mind, both before and after the 1950s, when he became one of Denmark's renowned furniture designers. A farmer's son and aesthete by nature, he began as a cabinetmaker's apprentice, before studying furniture design and pursuing his passion for visual composition and furniture design. In 1944, Arne Hovmand-Olsen opened his own design firm, where he combined the details of classic craftsmanship with innovative, modern design. He was a pioneer, not only in the field of architecture, but also in exporting designer furniture to meet the great interest abroad. In consultation with Arne Hovmand-Olsen's family, Warm Nordic continues the legacy of this great furniture designer and will regularly launch other classics from the House of Arne Hovmand-Olsen.
As one of Denmark's most gifted architects and designers, Arne Jacobsen's designs demonstrate the most personal and successful interpretations of the international functionalism movement. His quest for revolutionary ideas and the utmost perfection led to the creation of many famous designs, including The Swan, The Egg, and "3107". His furnishing designs can be seen today in fashionable homes and Copenhagen's Royal Hotel.
Arne Vodder was a leading light of what might be called the “second generation” of forward-thinking 20th-century Danish furniture designers — those who, following in the footsteps of Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl and others, first applied the skills, traditions and philosophical tenets of Danish craftsmanship to a modern furniture idiom.
As a graduate student in architecture trained by Finn Juhl, Vodder made his mark in the 1960s, when modern design had gained wide acceptance, particularly in the business world. Accordingly, many of Vodder’s chairs are quiet in form — projecting an air of sturdiness and strength, rather than avant-garde styling.
Vodder’s aesthetic flair was very pronounced in his cabinets and storage pieces — sideboards, bookcases, credenzas and buffets. In such pieces, Vodder liked to play with asymmetry. His bookcases often have a seemingly random array of variously sized shelves and nooks. A typical Vodder sideboard might have four sections, each different in purpose and look: an open stack of vertical shelves, and other cupboards covered with sliding panels in contrasting colored laminates and wood veneers. As you will see from the works on these pages, Arne Vodder had a sense of what kind of design was appropriate for which space: sobriety in the boardroom; playfulness at home.
Aurélien Barbry graduated with Honor from Ecole Camondo Paris as an industrial and interior designer. He start his career by working with architect Jean Nouvel. Since then Aurélien has worked on many different interior and design projects, his clients include, Georg Jensen, Le Klint, Normann Copenhagen, among others.
Today he is based in Copenhagen where he continues to work on challenging design..
Bent Karlby (1912-1998) was a Danish designer best known for his lighting fixtures: he is considered one of the most prolific and versatile Danish lighting designers of the 20th century. Many of his creations are based on various organic forms that indirect light adorns with details: for example, perforations slightly filter the light to make it warm. Towards the end of his career, however, he also designed several functional lighting fixtures with a strong geometric aesthetic. Bent Karlby worked with the Danish brand LYFA for more than 40 years and is probably best known for the lights he designed for the firm.
Life is his greatest inspiration and the Troll Church near Nibe, Denmark, his favourite place. And he believes that it is easier to treat people with courtesy than the other way around. Bernt Santesson was born in Aalborg, Denmark, and is a North Jutlander in the best sense of the word. Thorough, calm, and friendly.
Henrik Blum (born 1960, Denmark) and Rune Balle Olesen (born 1957, Denmark).
Blum and Balle are industrial designers educated at the Danish Design School. Balle Olesen is also a qualified silversmith from Georg Jensen. Since 1996 Henrik and Rune have run the design company Blum & Balle. Their work methods are characterized by teamwork comprising several experts, such as technical specialists. At the same time they also find room for workplace specialists and information psychologists.
Blum & Balle designed products and design solutions for danish companies designed tables, chairs.... All of these pieces of furniture are excellent examples of how form and function may be united.
Broberg & Ridderstråle is a design and architecture studio founded by Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle. Both are interior architects and designers, and both graduated from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Sweden in 2006. Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle are creative collaborators based in Stockholm, Sweden, working in mixed media architecture and practical design.
Architect, designer, moovie director, profesor, Charles Eames creates, in 1930, his own design studio of architecture. With Eero. Saarinen, he wins in 1940, the first prize of design competition of the MODERN ART MUSEUM of NY .
Together With his wife Ray, they contribute to create an up to date style of furniture, produced byHerman Miller firm , the lounge chair is one of their famoust and extremly confortable chair. They also work together as photographs and moovie directors. Since 1957, Charles & Ray Eames produced their furniture with VITRA firm .
This mythic couple of designers influenced many generations by their way of life and philosophy and an always up to date design.
It is the details that distinguish Charlotte Høncke's design.
One of the great passions of this Danish designer is upholstered furniture,
where original seams, a play of colors or a surprising shape arouse our curiosity.
In Charlotte Høncke's creations, the richness of details coexists.
Coexists with pure forms and lines, while taking functionality into account.
Charlotte Høncke immerses herself in the process of creating exquisite designs for the home,
capturing a sense of entity, comfort, and a timeless aesthetic, which not only
recalls history, but also embraces the spirit of our times.
Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm (b. 1977) established his own studio after graduating from the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen in 2007. Halstrøm, based in Copenhagen, designs objects and furniture for projects, exhibitions, and brands such as Skagerak, Halle + and Design Nation. The Georg furniture she designed for Skagerak won her the Design + Award, the Red Dot Award, and the German Design Award. Elle Decoration Sweden named the collection "Bedroom Furniture of the Year" in 2016
Christian Dell was born in Offenbach am Main in Hesse. He completed the silver forging studies at the academy in 1911 and from 1912-13 he studied at the Saxon college of arts and crafts in Weimar. From 1922 to 1925 he worked as a foreman of the metal workshop at the Bauhaus in Weimar where he was the man behind a highly innovative and pioneering style of design.
After World War II, Christian Dell manufactured silver goods and opened a jeweller´s shop in Wiesbaden in 1948, which he operated until 1955. He died in Wiesbaden in 1974.
Today Christian Troels has his own design studio in Copenhagen.
Born in London in 1974. He graduated in 1998 from the Department of Product Design at Kingston University, London, with a thesis on "advanced materials". He started his activity working on several design projects, collaborating with a few design studios until, in 2004, he founded his design studio based in Stockholm. The office focuses on combining technological research and innovation. His projects are often characterized by a sense of inventiveness and a poetic quality. Since 2005, he has been a guest lecturer in the industrial design course at LTH University in Sweden.
(1889-1965) was known as an uncompromising designer. He viewed quality craftsmanship as the most important element of his work, making it his focus when developing new furniture. Unlike other cabinetmakers, Henningsen always created his own furniture pieces - although his greatest desire was to be recognized as a cabinetmaker and not as a furniture designer.
n his designs, Henningsen was able to capture traditional expressions from other style periods and reinterpret them with a modern and organic flavor. He drew inspiration from earlier styles such as French Empire, Rococo, and British 17th-century furniture, much like one of the other great furniture designers of his day, Kaare Klint.
uring Frits Henningsen's lifetime, Carl Hansen & Son was one of only two furniture producers to be shown such trust.
With a background of working with several projects in the Swedish film industry, Gunilla enrolled at Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, in 1983, to study interior and furniture design.
Gunilla became Lammhults first female designer and her continued work for Lammhults has resulted in a numerous range of furniture design.
The statement of the jury of the George Jensen prize received in 1996, one of many prestigious awards received, well describes her products. ”… strict, minimalistic and elegant design. The proportions and details of her furniture reveal a genuine sense of quality.”
Gunilla´s collaboration with saveral manufacturers, as well as designing kitchens, glassware, lightning and carpets, makes her one of the foremost names in contemporary Scandinavian design.
Herbert Krenchel graduated with a Master of Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. Herbert Krenchel’s research was focused on materials and fiber reinforcement. Since the 1950’s, simultaneously with his research, Herbert Krenchel has worked with design. The enameled Krenit bowl won the gold medal at the 1954 Milan Triennale.
Knowing how to combine fantasy and sobriety, Jaime Hayon has become an essential reference in contemporary design, imposing a signature that has allowed him to receive twice the Elle Decoration International Design Award in 2006 and 2012, as well as the Spanish National Design Award in 2021.
Markus Johansson graduated in 2011 from HDK (School of Design and Crafts) Goteborg, Sweden.
His studio is located in Central Goteborg where he specializes in design and the development of design of furniture, product, graphic and lighting.
Markus works with both Swedish and international design companies and has won numerous awards which also includes his highly acclaimed Nest chair which was exhibited at The Museum of Art and Design, New York.
Markus explains about his work:
"We try to find inspiration from various environments stretching from the human to the artefact, through analysing and processes. Our vision is to combine construction, function and form to enrich the everyday experience. Environmental thinking is of course important, but shouldn’t hinder creativity."
Norwegian designer Mia Hamborg (b.1980), BA in furniture from the Steneby School of Crafts and Design in Gothenburg has a passion for order, functionality, and colour. With her joyous and playful furniture, she continues an old Nordic tradition for wood turning and brings new life into the material. She compliments designer Sir Terence Conran for his acknowledgment that modern people often live with limited space and therefore making storage a design issue. She doesn't follow any strict design tradition, but the joy of life is her inspiration.
Danish designer Nanna Ditzel (1923–2005) was a modern renaissance woman, creating furniture, jewelry, and textiles in materials ranging from fiberglass to foam rubber. Ditzel, who was married to (and collaborated with) first Jorgen Ditzel and later Kurt Heide, earned worldwide accolades for her curvaceous creations, from the Trinidad and Hanging chairs to the recently rereleased Sausage chair (formerly known as the no-less-appetizing Ring chair).
The Swedish architect Nils Strinning (1917-2006) was one of the most prominent designers of the mid-20th century. He was one of those who laid the foundations for what is now known as Scandinavian design. Nils Strinning is the creator of the famous String shelving system, a lightweight shelving system created in the 1940s that is still very popular today. The String system is simple to assemble and the shelves can easily be repositioned.
Norway Says is a company based in Oslo, designing furniture, interiors and products. They have been awarded the designer of the year award in Norway and have received several national and international design awards for their work. Norway Says’ designers are Torbjørn Anderssen (b. 1976), Andreas Engesvik (b. 1970), Espen Voll (b. 1965), and Hallgeir Homstvedt (b. 1977). Kjersti Bekken (b. 1977) joined Norway Says in 2006 to run the Norway Says Shop. Norway Says has a broad and international approach to design and works with various national and international clients. Norway Says’ company culture is based on strong ideas, long-term friendship, and knowledge.
Founded in Stockholm in 2007, NOTE has quickly become an established design studio.
NOTE is a multidisciplinary studio and works within the fields of architecture, interiors product design, graphic design and design strategy. As designers, they constantly observe and explore their environment and, through their areas of expertise they try to invoke others to do the same.
By identifying what is unique about each project, they each project, they transform non-material values into tactile objects and spaces.
OEO Studio is a Danish design studio founded by Thomas Lyk in 2003.
Its work focuses on interior and product design, as well as brand innovation. OEO Studio is best known for its passion for craftsmanship and natural materials, as well as for its meticulousness, honed by years of experience in the field.
Oivind Slaatto, industrial designer, 1978 . Oivind finds great inspiration in nature, particularly in the snail – with regard to both the construction of the snail shell and the slow pace of the snail. In addition, the Fibonacci sequence, fractals, and other basic mathematical principles fascinate him. These sources of inspiration formed the basis for his very first design after getting his degree. For B&O he made the loudspeaker A9, which was introduced in 2012. The same principles have inspired his new series of lamps – the Swirl. The lamps have actually been in progress ever since he completed his studies in 2008, but Øivind has worked intensely on improving and polishing the features. His desire that light, form and function should work together to provide a handsome light experience, while the design of the lamp is quite airy, ties in very well with the Scandinavian tradition. As such, it is in complete harmony with LE KLINT’s collection, which these lamps will now become a part of.
Oki Sato, born in 1977 in Toronto, Canada, studied architecture at Waseda University in Tokyo.
He obtained his Master’s degree in 2002. In the same year, the nendo studio was born in Tokyo.
Now he has taken up the international stage, with offices in Tokyo and Milan.
Nendo, meaning ‘modelling clay’, expresses his desire of having certain flexibility and the ability to reinvent oneself. The designer takes his inspiration from Japanese uncluttered style to create a language of his time.
The philosophy of Oki Sato is reflected in his designs, thanks to which he transforms the interactions of people with the objects surrounding them by creating a parenthesis in their life.
This desire is found in the uncluttered and characteristic shapes of his designs, to which he always adds a touch of humour and conviviality.
The artist Olafur Eliasson (Iceland/Denmark), born in 1967, works in a wide range of artistic media, including installation, painting, sculpture, photography and film. Since 1997, he has exhibited solo in the world's major museums. He is also deeply involved in art education, political action, and issues of sustainable development and climate change.
Olafur Eliasson's projects in public space include The New York City Waterfalls, 2008, Your Rainbow Panorama, 2006-2011, Ice Watch, 2014, and Fjordenhus in Vejle, Denmark, 2018.
Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen (1930-2009) was a productive Danish designer best known for his OGK Safari bench and chair, as well as his Modeline collection, designed in collaboration with Tørben Lind.
After completing his training as a cabinetmaker, Gjerløv-Knudsen studied furniture design at the Danish School of Art, Craft and Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He later taught at the Faculty of Architecture at the Danish School of Art and Crafts, and served as rector of his former school from 1967 to 1990.
Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo (Spain) in 1961. Lives and works in Milan. She attended the University of Architecture at Madrid Polytechnic and Milan Polytechnic, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni. Assistant lecturer to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli in Milan and Paris, responsible for the new product development office of DePadova, working with Vico Magistretti, head of Lissoni Associati’s design group.
Peter Karpf is a Danish architect born in 1940 in Copenhagen. He studied at Fritz Hansen and the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts in the 1950s and 1960s and cooperated with Piet Hein, Grete Jalk, Arne Jacobsen and Erik Herløw. Karpf worked with the idea of the Voxia collection for over thirty years before it was finally realised.
Piero Lissoni is an Italian architect and designer, known for his contemporary furniture design. In 1986, he and Nicoletta Canesi founded the interdisciplinary studio Lissoni Associati in Milan, focusing on architecture as well as interior and product design
Pierre Sindre is a Swedish designer and interior architect who studied at the Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.
His work ranges from product and furniture design to interior design for public spaces, such as restaurants and museums.
In Sindre's designs, the emphasis is often on a good knowledge of materials, small details and a combination of function and playfulness.
Piet Hein (1905 –1996) was a Danish scientist, mathematician, inventor, designer, author, and poet.
He mastered it all and made Danish cultural life a little richer, a little prettier and a little more witty with his trademark line, his square head and his quirky language. For him there was no unbridgeable gap between the subjectivity of the fine arts and the objective world of science. He had a rare ability to bring poetry, geometry and design together in a harmonious design, where function and art is weighted equally.
His superellipse was to solve the double contrast between the circle and the square and that of the ellipse and the rectangle. Piet Hein's superellipse shape was adopted by various Scandinavian industries for use in architectural design, furniture, and household consumer products.
In addition to his work with the development of the superellipse Piet Hein has executed a great many other design commissions, from board in wood to the elegant Sinus lamp.
"Art is solution to problems which cannot be formulated clearly before they have been solved".
Rainer Bachschmid was born in southern Germany on Lake Constance. In addition to his training as a carpenter, he studied industrial design at the University of Wuppertal. After graduating in 1994, he worked with various designers such as Babel Design and Moll Design. Later, Rainer Bachschmid moved to Switzerland. He worked for 10 years as a development and design manager for the furniture factory Reinhard AG.
In 2006 he founded his own design studio and in 2009 rabadesign GmbH from Switzerland. Since 2005, Rainer Bachschmid has also been a design lecturer at the Bürgenstock Training Center for Master Carpenters (VSSM). He currently lives in Beckenried, Switzerland, with his wife and two children.
Roger Persson was born in 1967 in Karlskrona, trained as an industrial designer at HDK / University of Gothenburg and also studied furniture design at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
University of Gothenburg and also studied furniture design at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
He then opened a design studio with two colleagues. Since 2009 he has been running his own studio,
Roger Persson Design, which designs furniture and other products - from lighting, switches and 3D scanners to toys.
His furniture has been exhibited throughout Europe, Japan and the USA.
Sakari Hartikainen is a versatile Finnish industrial designer and manufacturer, working internationally and extensively in the fields of product design furniture and concepts. Flexibility and the courage to explore new possibilities are accompanied by a humble hand on design and creativity. His solid experience in working with different materials and especially his knowledge of the possibilities and character of wood play a major role in simple, intelligent and clean finished products. Aiming to design and create products that have the potential to create an emotional connection between the object and the end user. In a way that the pieces invite and encourage the owner to take care of them, while they have the quality to age with dignity.
For furniture designer Shawn Place, a bold move from central Canada to the West Coast offered more than a change of scenery - it was exactly what he needed to launch a new career.
Originally from Brampton, Ontario, Shawn Place moved to Prince George in 2005. He was cycling through Gastown on a trip to Vancouver when he came across a contemporary furniture shop. Intrigued, he walked into the shop and, with a little luck and hard work, the rest fell into place, as if by chance
"I'd been working as a bicycle designer and was looking for a change and saw some of the furniture," recalls Place, who spoke to the Georgia Straight by phone while in town. "And I thought, 'Huh, I think I'll become a furniture designer. "
Sigurd Ressell is a Norwegian designer who has strongly influenced Scandinavian design. His avant-garde spirit has left an indelible mark on the history of design.
Ressell designed numerous steel and leather armchairs, sofas, chairs and even a bar (1960). In 1971, he designed the legendary Falcon chair.
Ressell was born in 1920 in Norway. He studied at the Norwegian National Academy of Crafts, Art and Industry and graduated in 1947. Sigurd Ressell entered one of his designs in a competition. This was noticed by Niels Vodder, a designer who regularly collaborated with Finn Juhl, a leading figure in design. This led to the creation of a prototype based on his sketch. In 1958 Ressell received an award for his SR 600 chair at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibitions. Ressell had a profound effect on 20th century design.
Simon Legald graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in the summer of 2012. His work consists of both small and large scale products. Simon's designs are often created in a dialogue between craft and industry. He also likes to integrate the techniques needed to structure a product into the design by highlighting them visually.
Simon P. Henningsen (1920-1974) was a Danish architect and lighting designer with design in his DNA: he is the son of the legendary architect Poul Henningsen. Simon P. Henningsen worked closely with his father, including the design of Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, and followed in his footsteps by becoming chief architect of the gardens from 1948. During his career, he designed numerous lighting fixtures often characterised by impressive and playful shapes, distinctive geometric aesthetics and shimmering surfaces.
Space Copenhagen is a Copenhagen-based design studio founded in 2005 by Peter Bundgaard Rützou and Signe Bindslev Henriksen. The studio works in all disciplines, from interior design for private homes, hotels and restaurants around the world to art installations and art direction, furniture, lighting and fine objects.
With an Master in Industrial design in 2010, freelance design experience and design teaching we have a good experience and understanding of design, designthinking, furniture and industrial design. Furthermore we are very pleased that our work have been awarded with a “Red Dot – Best of the Best 2013” and “German Design Award – Special Mention 2015” for the kitchen design PIA by Allmilmö.
Born in 1978, Stine Lungaard Weigelt runs her own design studio Stine Weigelt Studio in Aarhus, Denmark. After graduating in 2014 from Design School Kolding, Stine Lungaard Weigelt has worked on several projects within furniture design, product design, art exhibitions and social design. Among others, she won the Finn Juhl Award in 2017.
Wesley Walters and Salla Luhtasela, known as the Kaksikko sign, won the first FDS Award competition in 2016 with their Perch bar stool. The designers not only share similar design tastes, but also a rich design background. The duo studied design at Aalto University in Helsinki, and their work has both Scandinavian and Japanese influences.
Sven Middelboe 1910 - 2001
Sven Middelboe had a degree in commerce, but design became his preferred path - and lighting his speciality. At the end of the 1940s he had his own company as a lighting manufacturer with the famous designer and architect Jørn Utzon.
The Danish designer Svend Aage Holm Sørensen (1913-2004) is known for his self-produced lighting designs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Despite the timeliness of his designs on the vintage market, there is a lack of biographical information about the designer and his eponymous manufacturing company.
It is assumed that Holm Sørensen designed lamps for the well-known Danish lighting manufacturers Fog & Mørup and Lyfa in the 1950s, before establishing his own lighting company, Holm Sørensen A/S to produce and distribute his own designs.
Holm Sørensen's style varies considerably, with designs from the 1950s truly reflecting the mid-century modern lighting style, with clear influences from the De Stijl and Bauhaus movements. His muted floor and table lamps contain the classic tripod base that was popular at the time, referencing designs such as J. A. Busquet's H. Th. Pinocchio Lamp (1954).
From the 1960s onwards, Holm Sørensen's style changed completely. His designs range from colourful, geometric table and floor lamps to hanging lamps with unfinished brass and copper surfaces. These hanging lamps present Holm Sørensen's interpretation of the brutalist style, which was popular from the 1950s to the mid-1970s. Originally invented by Swedish architect Hans Asplund, the style has been adopted internationally by many iconic designers, including Le Corbusier.
Søren Juul has had a lifelong experience within both design and architecture. He was trained as a cabinetmaker, then studied as a furniture designer at the Design School in Copenhagen and the architect school in Aarhus, where he subsequently was employed by architects Friis & Moltke for more than 40 years. Here he dealt primarily with furniture, lamps and fixtures for schools, colleges, hotels, offices etc. The design according to Søren Juul, should be simple, functional and honest and the quality should be no less than perfect.
Søren Refsgaard is a Danish designer specialized in lighting, furniture, and home accessories. Refsgaard has collaborated with brands such as Stelton and Skagerak, and his style is strongly influenced by the functionality and simplicity of the Scandinavian design traditions. Refsgaard has been awarded the Red Dot Design Award in 2017 and the Design Plus Award in 2014.
Teresa Lundmark and Gustav Winsth, two students attending Beckmans College of Design, recently collaborated with Gärsnäs, a family-owned factory of furniture-makers in Österlen, Sweden to design their own interpretation of the modern daybed, calling it Dag.
Finnish designer Sami Kallio and Danish designer Jakob Thau have joined forces to create the Betty TK1 chair for & Tradition.
Kallio grew up in Finland and received a master's degree in design from the Gothenburg School of Design and Crafts. Thau grew up in Denmark and graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design with a Master's degree.
Both went on to train as cabinetmakers, moving forward to execute their own timeless and purposeful designs; reflecting traditional techniques that have been reworked in a contemporary context.
Thomas Jenkins is a British industrial designer based in Oslo whose work explores different materials, craft skills and industrial production methods.
Jenkins founded his own studio in 2010,
and he also works at the branding agency WORK. Jenkins describes his design vision with the words
"quality over fashion".
Tom Stepp is a Danish architect and designer. After finishing his studies at the Danish Academy of Architecture in 1980, he founded his own design studio, Tom Stepp, where he designs furniture, lighting solutions and other decorative objects. His rather modern creations are mainly thought-out for contemporary interiors. One of his most famous designs is the elegant Prime Time swivel chair.
Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen played an important role in the development of Danish furniture design through their participation in the exhibitions of the Cabinetmakers' Guild from the 1930s to the 1960s.
Tove and Edvard married in 1937 and together they established a studio to work on furniture design, jewellery, accessories, textiles and architecture. Edvard was an architect by training and made a name for himself with a large-scale hotel project by the lakes in Copenhagen. Tove studied under Kaare Klint at the furniture design department of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts after years of designing furniture.
Danish modernist architect Viggo Boesn was a follower of Scandinavian functionalism (funkis-style), which opts for soft, rounded forms that fit the figure.
shapes that fit the figure. The forms must be fluid, they are often organic but always functional and timeless.
In particular, he created a new concept of modernist and avant-garde houses that were very successful in Denmark, while working on upholstered armchairs and rattan furniture.
Vihelm Lauritzen was born in 1894 in Denmark and deceased in 1984, he was considered to be one of the most important and leading architect of the danish Functionalism, he is the author of numerous referent constructions of this architecture current in Denmark.
Between them, The radiohus building, the Nørrebro theatre and the terminal 39 at Kastrup airport are well representative.
Despite beeing one of the most influent, recognised and productive danish architect, Vihelm lauritzen, master in uniting materials and light, dedicated his life improving and developing his lamps, wich combined perfecly with his architectural realisations.
Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe is without a doubt the most famous Swedish silversmiths of the post-war period. After studying at the Academy of Industrial Arts in Stockholm, she moved to Paris, where she quickly became successful thanks to her beautiful jewelry designs. She also collaborated with the Danish silversmiths Georg Jensen, for whom she designed a number of pendants (including the Dew-Drop and Infinity collections), rings and earrings, but also the famous Vivianna 326 bracelet watch.
Hee Welling (Denmark) and Gudmundur Ludvik (Iceland) are contributing to the renewal of environmentally friendly design that focuses on the personal experience. The industrial design of Welling / Ludvik's industrial design aims to achieve the best possible solution seen from a number of different perspectives. Comfort, materials, construction, price and environment are all determining factors in this are all determining factors in this approach to design, which are also linked to the contemporary state of technology and the challenges of technology and the challenges of society. Welling / Ludvik always seeks to maximise the potential of modern manufacturing in their designs.
The designers Svend Åge Willumsen and Hans Engholm, who worked as cabinetmakers for Fritz Hansen, became known for the Tray table designed and manufactured for the company in 1958. The designers thus proved not only their excellent woodworking skills but also their talent as designers.
Yngve Ekström (1913-1988) was born in Hagafors in Småland, Sweden, which happened to be where the country's oldest furniture industry was placed. He studied drawing, sculpture, painting, music and art history. He founded Swedese in 1945 and was leading the company right up until his death in 1988.
His career coincided in time with the best part of the postwar modern movement and together with names including Alvar Aalto, Bruno Mathsson, Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjaerholm he was at the core of a generation designers who made the concept "Scandinavian Modern" famous all over the world.
Ekström's furniture have been exhibited in Amsterdam, Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Munich and Belgrade, to name a few places, and are represented in many modern permanent collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.