We reveal the personality behind  our designers and challenge them  with questions which, when  answered, can tell us a bit about  the person behind the designs.

Adam Laws

designer

Steve McGugan

designer

At what time during the day do you not think about design?

When I am sleeping.

 

Where was the most peculiar place you ever felt inspired?

Once I went to see a play in a German theater. I did not understand one word of what they were saying, but I got some fantastic ideas for a project I was working on.

 

Which furnipart handle (not your own design!) would you have in your kitchen?

Forward by Adam Laws

 

Can you mention a place, you would like to visit and why?

 Japan. This is a country that has a large respect for aesthetics and design (just like Denmark), and it would be of great inspiration for me to see and learn a little bit of their culture.

 

What kind of music makes you turn up the volume?

It does not matter what type of music I listen to, it only matters if a particular song is good, then I will turn up the sound.

 

What place is your favourite in your office?

I work at home, so my favorite place in the office is my home. Big city or country side? I love the big city!

At what time during the day do you not think about design?

Before going to sleep, so my mind is not too active.

 

Where was the most peculiar place you ever felt inspired?

Seeing the underwater world of fish and coral in Lifou (Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia).

 

Which furnipart handle (not your own design!) would you have in your kitchen?

Oakly by Hans Sandgren. A nice, clean design, and I like the circular theme.

 

Can you mention a place, you would like to visit and why?

One of the great canyons on Mars to see geology at work on another planet.

 

What kind of music makes you turn up the volume?

Dance music from the early 80s and now.

 

What place is your favourite in your office?

I have a porthole window in my office with a view of the sky.

 

Tea or coffee?

Coffee to punctuate the daily routine.

 

 

VE2

designer

Meike Neuhaus

designer

At what time during the day do you not think about design?

As you would expect, it is difficult as a designer to point out a period, when you are not thinking about design, but when I meditate, design should come second.

 

Where was the most peculiar place you ever felt inspired?

On a walking tour to the volcano AGUNG in Indonesia. You feel nature in all its beauty and brutality.

 

Which furnipart handle (not your own design!) would you have in your kitchen?

Not one design alone, but I would love to experiment with all of the handles. You can only judge a design, if you have used it in a typical daily routine.

 

Can you mention a place, you would like to visit and why?

The desert, for some serenity and silence. Afterwards, I might be able to go back to work and discover, how complex and detailed such a simple thing as an ergonomic alloy handle can be.

 

What kind of music makes you turn up the radio?

I do not listen to radio, music or TV.

 

What place is your favourite in your office?

I love to relax on my chaise lounge.

 At what time during the day do you not think about design?

We firmly believe it is good to have time off, when our work day is over. That being said, we always have projects and ideas working in the back of our minds.

 

Where was the most peculiar place you ever felt inspired?

Inspiration is only a glimpse of an idea - and it can come to you everywhere and at any time of the day.

 

Which furnipart handle (not your own design!) would you have in your kitchen?

We would choose one of our own designs at any time. It would be a great possibility to see, if the design works and live up to the expectations we have for the design.

 

Can you mention a place, you would like to visit and why?

If it is an invitation, we certainly would not mind to go to New York for inspiration.

 

What kind of music makes you turn up the  volume?

We all agree that neither loud music nor overly excited radio hosts does any good for our concentration. Spotify always has a good playlist which can work as background music in the common work area.

 

What place is your favourite in your office?

Our studio is in an old backyard building in central Aarhus. We all work in one big room with large windows towards the city. So to us all, the studio is an inspiring room, where we are surrounded by past and future projects.

Jakob Kamper

designer

At what time during the day do you not think about design?

I have not noticed a certain pattern, but luckily, I do not think about it all the time.

 

Where was the most peculiar place you ever felt inspired?

I do not have a straight answer to that, but I did find it peculiar once, how many different handle shapes I could see in an old leafless shrubbery.

 

Which furnipart handle (not your own design!) would you have in your kitchen?

It is very hard to say, because there are so many great designs to choose from.

 

Can you mention a place, you would like to visit and why?

The Aztec Empire: I would love to see the Andes and the old Indian cultures. Furthermore, two of my granduncles settled in Ecuador, so it would be very exciting to go to Latin America.

 

Tea or coffee?

Coffee

 

Hors d'oeuvres or dessert?

Dessert

 

Big city or country side?

Country side

Hans Sandgren

designer

At what time during the day do you not think about design?

I do not have many thoughts about design when I am sleeping.

 

Where was the most peculiar place you ever felt inspired?

Great ideas can sometimes emerge when doing everyday chores like hanging out the laundry or riding my bike to work.

 

Which furnipart handle (not your own design!) would you have in your kitchen?

Dual by Adam Laws would work well in my kitchen.

 

Can you mention a place, you would like to visit and why?

Some years ago, I went to Svalbard to watch the aurora borealis (Northern Light). Unfortunately, there were not any auroras during my stay, so I would like to go to a place with a chance to watch the phenomenon.

 

What kind of music makes you turn up the volume?

E.g. music by the guitarist Johnny Winter.

 

What place is your favourite in your office?

My prototype workshop, where I can be in dialogue with the materials, is my favourite place.

 

Tea or coffee?

Tea.

Jesper Thomsen

designer

At what time during the day do you not think about design?

When I am sleeping.

 

Where was the most peculiar place you ever felt inspired?

Maybe it is not that peculiar, but once on a weekend trip to Paris with my wife, I was inspired to design the Montmartre range for furnipart.

 

Which furnipart handle (not your own design!) would you have in your kitchen?

I have always liked Front by Adam Laws, but unfortunately it does not suit my kitchen.

 

Can you mention a place, you would like to visit and why?

Sri Lanka, because all of my family would like to visit this incredible island.

 

What kind of music makes you turn up the volume?

It depends on my mood, the atmosphere and who I am with, so a lot of different kinds of music.

 

What place is your favourite in your office?

My office is very small so all of it!

 

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