Our design philosophy is to create something better with less. Therefore, we value pragmatic design and strive to reduce a design to its essence while still creating an aesthetic experience that is poetic in its expression. Studio About aims to create simple, aesthetic, and functional designs that meet the needs of a creative and experimental modern lifestyle without compromising on quality.
We create high-quality products accessible to everyone and do not follow commercial cycles or short-term trend-based collections. We are driven by and invested in the ideas, concepts, and relationships that captivate us. We strive to design products that are enduring, both in their functionality, aesthetics, and materials. We want our designs to be timeless and authentic, inspiring a desire to preserve and be inspired by them. Therefore, our products are clean and simple, without too many unnecessary and superfluous details. This also means that our products do not contain elements that are glued together, for example, but are made with as few materials as possible, making them easier to recycle.
All our products are designed by architect Mikkel Lang Mikkelsen. Our paper flowers are designed in collaboration with Kristina Sørensen from Labdecor, and our paper cuts are created in collaboration with paper artist Little Detroit.
Our products are first sketched as paper drawings. Only when we are satisfied with the expression, we 3D-print a prototype design. This way, we can control the product's shape to ensure flawless design before it goes into production.
We carefully select our materials to ensure that our products are made of the highest quality. That's why all our products are handmade. Our glassware is mouth-blown in borosilicate glass, as it is a type of glass that ensures our designs stand sharp and minimalist while providing a light and exclusive expression.
To maintain the high quality that we value, we place great importance on testing our prototypes on sales platforms such as design markets and fairs before the design goes into production. This allows us to gain insight into the consumer's personal needs and desires, whether it is something in demand or if there are any features or aesthetics that can be improved. Through this process, we can ensure that we meet both the market's demand and taste, as well as our own design philosophy of good quality and exclusive craftsmanship.
This design and production process allows us to produce the right quantity of products, avoiding overproduction and product waste.
Our products are tightly packed in reusable paper tubes and containers, which protect the products from damage and make them easy to handle and store. In this way, we avoid single-use plastic while also minimizing unnecessary packaging and not shipping or packing air.