Mads Emil Garde is an architect, interior designer and furniture designer. He is a member of the group called ‘SE – Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling’.

Mads Emil Garde has designed JUNDO daybed.

Mads Emil Garde

“Being a child of ‘Form follows function’ and ‘Less is more’, over the years I have developed a love for more complex and poetic designs. In the realisation that life is sometimes more complex, I try to balance my designs between practical needs, simplified forms and an aesthetic that stimulate thought and reflection.”

– Mads Emil Garde

Lars Vejen /
Design Studio Lars Vejen

“My design style is “classic with a twist”. I aim for my design to last in both design and physical quality. I weigh form, function and quality as equally balanced parts of good design. My focus is on finding, nursing, developing and bringing a good idea to life in collaboration with dedicated partners.

I get ideas to new designs, concepts and synergies simply from living an openminded and active everyday life and from working with design – and many different people – in a very wide spectre.”

– Lars Vejen

Lars Vejen has a degree as an architect from Aarhus School of Architecture (1996) with focus on furniture and space design. In 2014 he founded Design Studio Lars Vejen with offices in Denmark and Japan.

Lars Vejen has won Red Dot Award for the SOLID outdoor furniture series (2009), iF Design Award for FERMACELL ACOUSTIC (2018), awarded by The Danish Arts Foundation for my design and exhibition “Design Collaborations by Lars Vejen, Japan – Denmark 150 years” (2017) and finally recently awarded “Designer of the year” by Design Awards (2018).

Together with Taijiro Ishiko Lars Vejen has designed the FLOAT chair.

Taijiro Ishiko did his internship at Design Studio Lars Vejen (2016-2017). He finished his master program of design at the Kyoto institute of technology (2018). In 2018, he founded Taijiro Ishiko Design.

Taijiro Ishiko has exhibited at Milano Salone Satellite in 2017 and Design Intelligence Award for Stretch Board (2018)

Together with Lars Vejen, Taijiro Ishiko has designed the FLOAT chair.

Taijiro Ishiko/
Taijiro Ishiko Design

“I aim to pick up characteristics of a material, to use and accentuate this in my design – finding inspiration from shapes, textures, colours etc. I focus on keeping my eyes and mind refreshed to make long lasting value.

I keep imagining how people think and feel about my design when they see it, touch and use it for the first time. I get inspired being around people – discussing and debating, exploring and developing ideas.”

– Taijiro Ishiko

Stilleben

“Our design-DNA is simple, feminine, contemporary. We mainly focus on the expression; shapes, material, glazes, colours. The function is important but not a leading role to us.

We are inspired by art, craft, architecture, and travelling to other large cities. Our latest visit to Tokyo was a big inspiration – both regarding the culture in general, but specifically their tradition for distinct, simple and highly skilled craftsmanship.”

– Ditte Reckweg and Jelena Schou Nordentoft

The two designers behind Stilleben Ditte Reckweg and Jelena Schou Nordentoft are both educated from The Danish Design Academy- Ceramics and Glass in 2002. They have owned the design store and webshop ‘Stilleben’ since 2002, which carries their own design. They also design for companies such as Kæhler, Skagerak, Georg Jensen and Rosendahl.

Stilleben has won the Best Artisan design awards in 2011  -– for their Omaggio collection for Kähler.

Stilleben has designed SHIRO and YOKO.

Mikael Jackson is a Bachelor from Kolding design school, Denmark and Konstfack, Sweden, MA from Royal College of Art, London, UK.

He has been awarded Ole Haslunds artist foundation for his work in general.

Mikael Jackson has designed SEN.

Mikael Jackson

“My work is the result of an abstract study of the dynamics at work within a tightly controlled organic form. I always work with geometrical shapes, repetition and variations in different constructions.

The elements vary from project to project, as do the method of stacking, connecting and balancing, always testing the limits: when is something harmonic and when is it chaotic?

From a distance you get the impression that each object’s complexity is casually organized. Yet as you approach more closely, you recognize the meticulous system that each object depends upon the others.”

– Mikael Jackson

Akiko Ken Made

“Simplicity, function, uniqueness, sensitivity are some of the words, we think describe our style. Our focus is on sensuous qualities, and our ambition is to create something that appeals as much to our sense of touch as it does to the eye.”

– Akiko Kuwahata and Ken Winther

Akiko Kuwahata was born in Japan, studied architecture and worked as a cabinet maker in Japan. In 2004, she came to Denmark to study furniture design at The Aarhus School og Architecture.

Ken Winther was born in Denmark and grew up in a cabinet maker´s family, making him the 3rd generation of cabinet makers. He has been working as cabinet maker for more than 25 years.

Akiko and Ken started to work together in 2007. They have received several scholarships and won the award “Håndfuglen” as well as a bronze medal at the award Kunsthåndværkerprisen af 1897. They were invited to participate in Everyday Life – Signs of Awareness at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Japan. They have exhibited in Milan and Copenhagen with MINDCRAFT.

Akiko Ken Made made the RIBBON hanger.

Masuko Unayama has a degree from Joshibi University of Art and Design Junior College, She is an interior designer with his own company and as well an interior shop called SyuRo, focused on planning and direction related to spatial displays and lifestyle products.

Masuko Unayama has won the Good Design award in 2017.

Masuko Unayama has designed UNION and WA.

Masuko Unayama

“I hope to give an impression of kindness and reliability in my lifestyle designs. I think that the design should speak to all five senses and be exquisite and warm: Designs that you would want to use yourself or give to someone close to you.

I like to study the old to understand the NOW. “Monozukuri”, stories to tell, reflects my thinking. Ordinary and natural, modest ideas with a really big spirit.”

– Masuko Unayama

Masayuki Koitabashi

“In my work I pursue a plain figure; the universal symbol of the ‘circle’. I find my inspiration in beautiful music, beautiful landscapes, the changing of the four seasons, and a lot of fertile imagination all of the world.”

– Masayuki Koitabashi

Masayuki Koitabashi is a Japanese xylographer based in Yokohama. He was born in 1982 and has made woodblock print works since 2010. Masayuki Koitabashi has exhibited all over Japan, including the renowned Mina Perhonen stores.

Masayuki Koitabashi has made WOOD WORKS.

Mads Emil Garde

“Being a child of ‘Form follows function’ and ‘Less is more’, over the years I have developed a love for more complex and poetic designs. In the realisation that life is sometimes more complex, I try to balance my designs between practical needs, simplified forms and an aesthetic that stimulate thought and reflection.”

– Mads Emil Garde

Mads Emil Garde is an architect, interior designer and furniture designer. He is a member of the group called ‘SE – Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling’.

Mads Emil Garde has designed JUNDO daybed.

Lars Vejen /
Design Studio Lars Vejen

“My design style is “classic with a twist”. I aim for my design to last in both design and physical quality. I weigh form, function and quality as equally balanced parts of good design. My focus is on finding, nursing, developing and bringing a good idea to life in collaboration with dedicated partners.

I get ideas to new designs, concepts and synergies simply from living an openminded and active everyday life and from working with design – and many different people – in a very wide spectre.”

– Lars Vejen

Lars Vejen has a degree as an architect from Aarhus School of Architecture (1996) with focus on furniture and space design. In 2014 he founded Design Studio Lars Vejen with offices in Denmark and Japan.

Lars Vejen has won Red Dot Award for the SOLID outdoor furniture series (2009), iF Design Award for FERMACELL ACOUSTIC (2018), awarded by The Danish Arts Foundation for my design and exhibition “Design Collaborations by Lars Vejen, Japan – Denmark 150 years” (2017) and finally recently awarded “Designer of the year” by Design Awards (2018).

Together with Taijiro Ishiko Lars Vejen has designed the FLOAT chair.

Taijiro Ishiko/
Taijiro Ishiko Design

“I aim to pick up characteristics of a material, to use and accentuate this in my design – finding inspiration from shapes, textures, colours etc. I focus on keeping my eyes and mind refreshed to make long lasting value.

I keep imagining how people think and feel about my design when they see it, touch and use it for the first time. I get inspired being around people – discussing and debating, exploring and developing ideas.”

– Taijiro Ishiko

Taijiro Ishiko did his internship at Design Studio Lars Vejen (2016-2017). He finished his master program of design at the Kyoto institute of technology (2018). In 2018, he founded Taijiro Ishiko Design.

Taijiro Ishiko has exhibited at Milano Salone Satellite in 2017 and Design Intelligence Award for Stretch Board (2018)

Together with Lars Vejen, Taijiro Ishiko has designed the FLOAT chair.

Stilleben

“Our design-DNA is simple, feminine, contemporary. We mainly focus on the expression; shapes, material, glazes, colours. The function is important but not a leading role to us.

We are inspired by art, craft, architecture, and travelling to other large cities. Our latest visit to Tokyo was a big inspiration – both regarding the culture in general, but specifically their tradition for distinct, simple and highly skilled craftsmanship.”

– Ditte Reckweg and Jelena Schou Nordentoft

The two designers behind Stilleben Ditte Reckweg and Jelena Schou Nordentoft are both educated from The Danish Design Academy- Ceramics and Glass in 2002. They have owned the design store and webshop ‘Stilleben’ since 2002, which carries their own design. They also design for companies such as Kæhler, Skagerak, Georg Jensen and Rosendahl.

Stilleben has won the Best Artisan design awards in 2011  -– for their Omaggio collection for Kähler.

Stilleben has designed SHIRO and YOKO.

Mikael Jackson

“My work is the result of an abstract study of the dynamics at work within a tightly controlled organic form. I always work with geometrical shapes, repetition and variations in different constructions.

The elements vary from project to project, as do the method of stacking, connecting and balancing, always testing the limits: when is something harmonic and when is it chaotic?

From a distance you get the impression that each object’s complexity is casually organized. Yet as you approach more closely, you recognize the meticulous system that each object depends upon the others.”

– Mikael Jackson

Mikael Jackson is a Bachelor from Kolding design school, Denmark and Konstfack, Sweden, MA from Royal College of Art, London, UK.

He has been awarded Ole Haslunds artist foundation for his work in general.

Mikael Jackson has designed SEN.

Akiko Ken Made

“Simplicity, function, uniqueness, sensitivity are some of the words, we think describe our style. Our focus is on sensuous qualities, and our ambition is to create something that appeals as much to our sense of touch as it does to the eye.”

– Akiko Kuwahata and Ken Winther

Akiko Kuwahata was born in Japan, studied architecture and worked as a cabinet maker in Japan. In 2004, she came to Denmark to study furniture design at The Aarhus School og Architecture.

Ken Winther was born in Denmark and grew up in a cabinet maker´s family, making him the 3rd generation of cabinet makers. He has been working as cabinet maker for more than 25 years.

Akiko and Ken started to work together in 2007. They have received several scholarships and won the award “Håndfuglen” as well as a bronze medal at the award Kunsthåndværkerprisen af 1897. They were invited to participate in Everyday Life – Signs of Awareness at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Japan. They have exhibited in Milan and Copenhagen with MINDCRAFT.

Akiko Ken Made made the RIBBON hanger.

Masuko Unayama

“I hope to give an impression of kindness and reliability in my lifestyle designs. I think that the design should speak to all five senses and be exquisite and warm: Designs that you would want to use yourself or give to someone close to you.

I like to study the old to understand the NOW. “Monozukuri”, stories to tell, reflects my thinking. Ordinary and natural, modest ideas with a really big spirit.”

– Masuko Unayama

Masuko Unayama has a degree from Joshibi University of Art and Design Junior College, She is an interior designer with his own company and as well an interior shop called SyuRo, focused on planning and direction related to spatial displays and lifestyle products.

Masuko Unayama has won the Good Design award in 2017.

Masuko Unayama has designed UNION and WA.

Masayuki Koitabashi

“In my work I pursue a plain figure; the universal symbol of the ‘circle’. I find my inspiration in beautiful music, beautiful landscapes, the changing of the four seasons, and a lot of fertile imagination all of the world.”

– Masayuki Koitabashi

Masayuki Koitabashi is a Japanese xylographer based in Yokohama. He was born in 1982 and has made woodblock print works since 2010. Masayuki Koitabashi has exhibited all over Japan, including the renowned Mina Perhonen stores.

Masayuki Koitabashi has made WOOD WORKS.