Behind the Design: Søren Rose

Danish designer Søren Rose Kjær—known as Søren Rose—is a percipient entrepreneur, furniture and interior designer. Often pictured sporting a trademark fedora, Rose has worn various...

Behind the Design: Jonas Wagell

For a small nation, Sweden is a big hitter in many arenas: music (Eurovision, ABBA), global business (IKEA, H&M), happiness rankings, socialism and the environment. Sweden is too a...

Behind the Design: Nani Marquina

Nani Marquina is a woman with a rather regal presence, and one certainly feels they are in august company when she enters the room. I had the...

Behind the Design: Morten Bo Jensen

Morten Bo Jensen is Chief Designer at family-owned Vipp. Vipp’s story began in 1939, when Danish metalsmith Holger Nielsen (1915-1990) designed a...

Behind the Design: Massimo Buster Minale

These days, few design brands typify the meaning of ‘cool’ in a way that is effortlessly unaffected and unfeigned: Buster + Punch is one such...

Behind the Design: Lars Beller Fjetland

Norwegian designer Lars Beller Fjetland is a man who enjoys getting his hands dirty. Whether it’s spending time in the workshop or in the factories...

Behind the Design: Hans Bølling

If you have never heard of Hans Bølling, he is a much admired old school Danish craftsman and designer. Indeed, he is one of the last remaining...

Behind the Design: Alain Gilles

Belgian designer Alain Gilles established his eponymous studio in 2007. Fast-forward ten years and he has amassed an extensive portfolio of...

Behind the Design: Something

What is Something? Something is a thing, unspecified or unknown. Something is a description, not exact, in-between. Something is exceptional: that...

Behind the Design: Vincent Van Duysen

Vincent Van Duysen is the celebrated Belgium architect and designer whose work is expressed with creative fervour, in a manner that is rational,...

Behind the Design: Alessandro Zambelli

Alessandro Zambelli is a man passionate about design. He never thinks of his work as merely an exercise in style. Rather, Alessandro believes that an...