Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Studio location: Nordhavn, Copenhagen.
Describe what you make: Material research and furniture.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: MYX mushroom lamp, made from mushroom mycelium and hemp fiber. It was my graduation project and matters the most to me.
Describe the problem your work solves: I try to create new materials from forgotten resources, putting the material into a new context and use by utilizing its function, history, and aesthetics.
Describe the project you are working on now: I’m currently showing new collectible pieces through SIRIN Gallery at CHART: lamps and tables in Gesso, Danish coral limestone, and bio-resin. The lamp was originally designed for Noma in Copenhagen, and we’re producing both the tables and two different-sized lamps in our studio.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: We’re showing new pieces at the London Design Festival, a chair and lamp from the Relic collection together with ADORNO. The projects use various dust sources—wood, metal, and stone dust—to create a new hand-sculpted biocomposite. We’re also researching mushroom mycelium with Arup.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Music, constantly.
What you do when you’re not working: Drinking coffee.
Sources of creative envy: Gaetano Pesce, Gunnar Aagaard Andersen, Poul Kjaerholm.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Checking constantly for new likes.
Concrete or marble? Concrete.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Remember or forget? Eating.
Aliens or ghosts? Aliens.
Dark or light? Dark.