DESIGN PROFILE | NIELS HVASS
Meet Niels Hvass, one of the most talked about, award-winning Danish furniture designers around today. His Cutter bench for Skagerak recently celebrated its 20th birthday and the Cutter wardrobe series now comes in black - we love it! 🖤
Niels Hvass creates clear, precise expressions that place the user centre stage. His designs are based on a deep-felt wish that one must be entranced and fall in love. Niels Hvass is an idealist with sincerity as a key value. He was born in Denmark and qualified as a furniture designer from the Danish School of Design in Copenhagen, Denmark. Together with Christina Strand, he has run the design studio Strand + Hvass since 1991. But his impressive career also includes teaching at the Danish School of Design, membership of the grants committee and board of the Danish Arts Foundation.
'I make furniture because I just can't help myself. When I design furniture, I'm very aware of the fact that furniture is made for people to use. It has to be comfortable and functional - but it should also have a function when it's not being used.' - Niels Hvass