Our designers make designs that work, and they always think about you. They are all dedicated to urban life and functionality but embrace their own background, ideas an approaches when creating the many beautiful pieces with international appeal - exclusively for BoConcept. Meet our designers and see some of their intelligent and innovative work.
Morten Georgsen designs stylish furniture with multiple functions. He’s dedicated to bringing his Danish heritage to an international audience and succeeds in this by focusing on optimising the production process and making it cost-efficient without compromising the look. As Morten says: 'What good is beautiful design if it never gains widespread acceptance? By the end of the day, furnishing is a practical need that we all have, and in that sense, we all deserve good style and quality that works.'
Henrik Pedersen graduated as a fashion designer in 1990 but uses his education to explore the full range of design. His interest for maths together with his wide-ranging experience give him an intuitive ability to quickly gauge if a new design will work or not. 'Experience and knowledge help, but the difference lies in how you use it. Good common sense and a passion for your craft will take you far.'
With a Master's Degree in Architecture and Design combined with many years of experience within the furniture industry, René Hougaard creates designs founded in professional knowledge and made for everyday use. With a strong passion to move boundaries in the use of materials, new technology and manufacturing processes, his designs are not only beautiful, but provide maximum value for the user.
Anders Nørgaard always stays true to his Danish design heritage that was very much part of his own upbringing and education. 'I grew up with functionalism and craftsmanship. Danish architects of the 50s and 60s were friends of my parents and among my teachers at the School of Architecture.' While furniture has to work and fit into your daily life, it still has to look beautiful. 'Functionality can overrule beauty, but if you think outside the box and pay attention to the small details, you achieve a refined and characteristic expression.'
Frans Schrofer has been the leading light of Dutch furniture design for the past three decades. He describes his guiding principles as 'creating tools for living' and his trademark is contemporary design with a twist. The son of renowned abstract painter Willem Schrofer, Frans grew up in a creative environment and today he runs one of the most innovative design houses in the Netherlands, Studio Schrofer, together with his multi-disciplined design team.
Karim Rashid is one of the most creative designers of his generation. His impressive portfolio includes more than 3000 designs in production ranging from furniture and accessories to store designs and luxury goods. To Karim functionality and minimalism is essential but at the same time he wants to move people and create furniture that make people feel at ease. He calls this approach to design 'sensual minimalism'.
Oki Sato formed the world-renowned design studio, nendo, in 2002. Since 2012 he has won multiple "Designer Of The Year" awards and nendo has an impressive portfolio of exhibitions, awards and great designs. nendo's design philosophy is all about creating small wow-moments in people's everyday life, evident in the furniture's minimalist yet characteristic form with a touch of humour.