Rikke Hagen's background is in product design, glass and ceramics. She graduated from Danmarks Designskole in 1998. From 1998 to 2008 Rikke Hagen has owned a unique glass workshop, where she has produced her own limited editions in glass. In 2004, as the demand for Rikke Hagen's product design continued rising, Rikke took the first steps towards establishing her design studio copen hagen. Under the copenhagen name, Rikke Hagen develops her own designs and works with product development for companies such as Normann Copenhagen and Holmegaard. Today Rikke Hagen focuses on the design process. From idea generation and concept building to the finished product. In 2008 copen hagen presented its first product line at the Maison de object fair in Paris.