John PawsonOxfordshire, Enalgnad John Pawson CBE has spent over thirty years making rigorously simple architecture that speaks of the fundamentals but is also modest in character. His body of work spans a broad range of scales and typologies, from private houses, sacred commissions, galleries, museums, hotels, ballet sets, yacht interiors and a bridge across a lake. As Alvar Aalto’s bronze door handle has been characterised as the ‘handshake of a building’, so a sense of engaging with the essence of a philosophy of space through everything the eye sees or the hand touches is a defining aspect of Pawson’s work. His method is to approach buildings and design commissions in precisely the same manner, on the basis that ‘it’s all...
Nicholai Wiig-HansenCopenhagen, Denmark Nicholai Wiig Hansen has had his own design studio since he was 26 years old. When Nicholai designs he uses himself as the target group. Proportions are extremely important in his work and details are not added from a decoration perspective but only if they serve some kind of purpose. He is inspired by everything that surrounds him and especially art, food, nature and machinery. When Nicholai Wiig Hansen designs a new product he always thinks the product to end in his head before sketching a single drawing. Everything from production to form and all the way to the end-user perspective.
Fräg Woodall Sydney, Australia Fräg Woodall is an industrial design graduate of The University of Technology Sydney. The central ideas within his design philosophy are to allow the products to have functional honesty, material integrity and a sense of poetry, wit or humour which communicates and connects to people on a human level.
Isabel Ahm Copenhagen, Denmark Isabel Ahm is a Copenhagen based furniture and product designer. She graduated from the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 2007 in 2009 she started her own independent design studio. Most of her designs are based upon studies on human behavior, "The main objective of my products is to explore and produce beautiful and functional furniture, which addresses the way we live."
Børge Mogensen Copenhagen, Denmark Børge Mogensen was head of FDB Møbler’s creative studio from 1942-1950. His goal was to design beautiful, simple and functional furniture with solid craftsmanship at a price that was accessible to most people. Not only did he establish the foundation and values that FDB Møbler stands for today, he was also one of the driving forces that made Danish design internationally renowned. View The Collection
Poul M. Volther Copenhagen, Denmark Furniture designer Poul M. Volther was head of FDB Møbler’s creative studio from 1950 to 1955. He belonged to a generation of architects with their roots in exceptional craftsmanship. As a functionalist who loved simplicity in the handling of materials, he distanced himself from the garish and ashy. His J46 chair, with over a million sold, is as popular today as it was when he designed it in 1956. View The Collection
Stine Weigelt Copenhagen, Denmark Stine Weigelt, an industrial designer who earned her degree in 2014, has, already at a young age, become part of the FDB Møbler family with the Anker chair. Both simplistic and multi-functional, the piece continues the FDB stick chair design tradition made popular by Børge Mogensen and Poul M. Volther, among others. The same rigor also comes through in Weigelt’s Søs table. View The Collection
Jørgen Bækmark Copenhagen, Denmark Jørgen Bækmark led FDB Møbler’s creative studio from 1958 to 1967. He created several furniture classics, such as the iconic J80 and J81 chairs from the 1950s. Recently, Bækmark personally guided the update of the chairs to meet contemporary size and height standards. View The Collection
Laura Bilde Copenhagen, DenmarkLaura Bilde is a Danish designer who was awarded upcoming designer of the year at the 2016 Danish Design Awards. She has already made a name for herself in the world of design. Her designs are often recognized by her use of contrast between material and texture, as well as a distinctive minimalistic expression. The effortlessness of her finished pieces belies the work that has gone into them. Aesthetics and functionality are combined in the architectural candour, and simplicity of her designs. A source of inspiration for this young designer, are people and their everyday needs, which can be seen in her multifunctional designs.
Mae Engelgeer Amsterdam, Netherlands Textile design has always been at the heart of Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer’s work, from her high school days to her studies at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute and Sandberg Instituut. Since opening her own studio in 2013, she has nurtured her curiosity for the craft, experimenting within the existing boundaries of textile production to elevate old techniques to a modern stage.View The Collection