Skandivis - Scandinavian and Nordic Designers
Steam is the name Rikke Hagen has given to her futuristic table lamp, which communicates power in plenty. Steam plays with the basic form of the table lamp, but has been totally purged of all superfluous detail.
Rikke Hagen qualified as a glass and ceramics designer at Danmarks Designskole. She has her own glass studio, where she produces her own designs and experiments with different methods for working with glass. Despite her young age, she has already had quite a few exhibitions and has been awarded several grants and prizes for her unique, bold designs. Rikke Hagen has been associated with Holmegaard Glassworks since 2001.
Verner Panton is considered one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers. During his career, he created innovative and futuristic designs in a variety of materials, especially plastics, and in vibrant colors. His style was very "1960s" but regained popularity at the end of the 20th century; as of 2004, Panton's most well-known furniture models are still in production.
Flowerpot stands out as one of the simplest and most memorable of Verner Panton's designs.
Verner Panton Products
Harechair is the Dutch Furniture brand for which Ton Haas produces highly innovative chairs, the Coral Chair being one of them. Ton Haas is well known throughout the furniture industry for his work with an impressive list of leading international manufacturers. His career began at the School of Fine Arts in Arnhem, before completing his degree in England at Kingston Polytechnic in 1979. He gained membership into various design partnerships eventually opening his own practice in 1993. Since then he has lectured widely, won awards and had his work displayed in museum collections.
Ingrid Reithaug and Tonje Holand are the women behind the label "Darling Clementine". They are inspired by Scandinavian heritage and driven by the desir to create things that make the every-day brighter! Don't miss out on their charming The Marionette Collection created for Ferm Living.
Hanne Berzant is the co-founder and designer of by nord. Hanne has a formal education as Graphic Designer, with lots of experience as Art Director for leading Lifestyle magazines. A strong personal passion for design and home decoration has enabled Hanne to create the unique and visually very strong by nord design universe.
By nord Danish design has throughout the years created several design icons. Simplicity, functionality and skilled manufacturing are the characteristics of Danish design, which in the shapes of e.g. furniture and home accessories are appreciated all over the world. By nord design and produce timeless home accessories of high quality. Like the Danish two star Michelin restaurant Noma, they are inspired by the diversity of the raw yet beautiful Nordic nature, where the rough and gentle meet.The inspiration from Nordic nature is very apparent in by nord’s product range, which includes among others: bed linen with digital close up prints of wild animals , striking photo print cushions from the deep forest, colorful blankets in wool, tea towels and tea cosies By nord believe in sustainable design, where beauty and functionality are supported by extended use of organic materials.
Christine Schwarzer and Anne Birgitte Balle Designer Duo
In the spring of 2004, the design duo Christine Schwarzer and Anne Birgitte Balle decided to launch an innovative product line for children, with a goal to create positive and stimulating settings for imaginative play. RoomMate gives kids the mental and physical space for interaction, fantasy and absortion. The versatile and appealing designs are perfect for self-expressio an creation acros a wide range of ages. Since children invariably install themselves in every room of a house, RoomMate's products are scaled and colored with other household furniture in mind; so even though they're meant for kids, their charm and quickness sits well in a grown-up enviroment. RoomMates collection includes HappyCat bean bags , Hippie Tipi play tents and BigBone dog beds.
Trine Andersen - Ferm Living
The delightful brand Ferm LIVING originates from a graphic design agency in Aarhus, Denmark and was founded by Trine Andersen in 2005. The company came to life after Trine, mostly for fun, decided to visit a clairvoyant. Trine was quite astonished when the clairvoyant saw a little bird sitting confused on a branch, not knowing which way to fly. This sight was essential for Trine’s decision to follow her dream of starting her own business. When she then founded ferm, the little bird knew exactly where to go and now sits on top of the company logo. Ferm Living aims at designing and manufacturing interior products with a graphic touch. The product range consists of wallpaper, WallStickers, textiles, and kitchen items such as cork trays, cork coasters and cork place mats. a large KIDS collection which includes cute cushions and mobiles.
Ingibjorg Hanna Bjarnadottir
Ingibjorg Hanna Bjarnadottir is a Graphic designer from Iceland Academy of the Arts. She loves to reawake the child inside us all. Her work is playful and functional. Ingibjörg Hanna is fast becoming one of the best-known young designers in Iceland and Scandinavia. She won the Erro Design Competition, awarded at Iceland's first design festival, Design March. Ingibjörg Hanna created a caricature of the Icelandic poet and Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness with a blank PVC speech bubble attached - for memos, drawings and doodles. Her work is deeply influenced by the Icelandic landscape, native wildlife and strong literary heritage. Ingibjörg Hanna did not train as a product designer: she graduated with a graphic design degree from Icelands Academy of the Arts, but veered towards products almost by accident. She believes Icelands design scene is finally stepping out from the shadows of the better-known Scandinavian design world. To Judge from her Raven hangers for which she has had received much acclaim we think she is right - Iceland is now a strong force in the design word.
The Inspiration behind LOUISE ROE designs is often found in nature, as well as in vibrant city life. A combination of the two and their obvious contrasts give the designs tranquility, energy and an edge. This is reflected in the highly organic choice of materials, colours and prints being used. Nature, and the rythym and renewed life and energy it provides us with, is essential to us humans - it’s genuine and real! Pulsating and multi-faceted big city lifestyle is the other main source of inspiration behind the designs. Modern architecture and old buildings, speed and perfectionism, give a sense of history, life and creation. Check out her recent book photo print cushion design as well as the Archive Roll design.
Lotte Fynboe is the primary designer of OYOY. Lotte who was educated at TEKO in Herning with a speciality in interior and furniture design. Oyoy is a Danish interior design company who's vision is to design functional products from high quality materials with beautiful colours and shapes
Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971), Danish architect and designer. Educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen and professor at the Academy.
Design Letters introduced a design series with typography hand drawn in 1937 by the world renowned Danish Architect Arne Jacobsen.