Copenhagen-based and internationally renowned artist and architect Marco Evaristti, born in 1963 in Santiago, Chile, is known for his provocative art. Marco moved to Denmark in 1985 to study architecture at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi). He later formed an impressive career as an artist. Marco forces the spectator to look at life’s sometimes obscure and absurd paradoxes, and his artworks often revolve around taboos, such as death. Death is the only certainty we have in life and it reminds us to always live life to the fullest. When carefully constructed, design and art objects are able to outlive us and be passed down from generation to generation. With this in mind, Marco succeeds in designing furniture that crosses the gap between art and function.
For Danish architect and designer Claus Simonsen, great design fuses function, beauty and durability. Claus compares furniture design to jazz music. Both disciplines require an attentive mindset and an eye for balance. Between proportions and shape, function and feelings. Design is not about being the best, it is about being good – being generous. Claus has worked in architecture and design for more than 20 years and is dedicated to creating balanced furniture that is timeless, innovative and well-proportioned.
Furniture designer and scenographer, Stefan Bräuner designs everyday objects embracing the principles of Nordic minimalism. His designs are innovative and functional both in shape and use. With the furniture series “plus-minus table”, Stefan has succeeded in reinventing the traditional height-adjustable table. The series allows you to work smart while the subtle details of the designs blend elegantly into a modern office environment. As scenographer, Stefan Bräuner is responsible for the visual appearance of a large number of tv sets, both for Danish television and politicians.
Danish designer Erik Jørgensen, born in 1943, has always been fascinated by furniture design and its possibilities. With a passion for wood, design and people, he has both created his own designs and helped others through creative sparring. In 1967, Erik Jørgensen designed the Classic chair – an Askman Design classic. Later followed the Rondo, Fly and Boston chairs which are still part of the Askman Design collection.
Danish architect and designer Jørgen Møller (1930-2011) started his career as a designer at Arne Jacobsen’s studio in 1961. In 1967, he opened his own architect office and over the course of his career, he designed many everyday objects, all based on the idea that everything we use must be designed not only to fulfil a functional purpose but also to be able to communicate beauty. Thanks to their unique design language, many of these objects are now considered design classics. In fact, some of his iconic designs are included in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Every so often companies embrace the world of art and design to create something genuinely original and exciting. The (name) series is a perfect example of a successful design collaboration that has passed the test of time. The series was designed more than four decades ago for the boardroom of an international, Danish company, but it has far transcended its original application thanks to its timeless and elegant design.
Mencke&vagnby is a modern design studio founded by German industrial designer and artist Karina Mencke and Danish designer and architect Marcus Vagnby. Their approach to design is driven by a combination of curiosity and perfectionism. With an open and playful mind, the duo aims to design objects that make a difference. Products with long-lasting durability, function and appeal. The ambition is clear: Consumption has to be rethought to preserve the world, we live in. Extending the life of a product allows it to remain in use for many years. This involves designing products that are both aesthetically and physically durable. Now and in the future.
The work of award-winning designer Susanne Grønlund has a strong focus on innovation and function– always with the end-user in mind. With simple and soft aesthetics, Susanne’s work is deeply rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition. She is recognized for her strong sense of material and shape and her ability to fuse design and function.