’As a designer, I prefer to work with the products from start to finish, preferably in close cooperation with the companies, so that my ideas are heard, and the resulting product represents the optimal outcome for both parties.’
That thing you have always needed and never found. An overlooked object at a flea market that sparks your imagination. An interesting function that can be incorporated into alternative contexts. As a designer, Ditte Buus Nielsen is inspired by this kind of scenarios, and as design director for Skagerak, she is also used to seeing things from the other side of the desk. This unique position gives her insight into the entire process, and she is well aware that dialogue and cooperation make the recipe for the best products.
Ditte Buus Nielsen has an MSc in industrial design from Aalborg University, and her whole life she has loved developing ideas and creating things. Along with the functional aspect, simple expressions that are drafted on paper and translated into miniature mock-ups trigger Ditte’s creative mind. Wood and metal are some of Ditte Buus Nielsen’s preferred materials, and the subtle designer has a practical approach to her profession that is firmly rooted in rational factors. Holistic processes from everyday life and design tradition are two parallel paradigms and key sources of inspiration – along with the ambition of one day designing the perfect chair.
Work from her hand in the shop: