Søren Nissen and Ebbe Gehl
Furniture Designer, MDD
They are both fully qualified cabinetmakers who trained at Rud. Rasmussen's cabinetmaker's workshop in Copenhagen after which they studied as designers at the School of Applied Art. For some years thereafter they worked at different design studios and taught at design schools both in Denmark and abroad.
In 1970 Søren Nissen and Ebbe Gehl entered into a partnership as Furniture Designers. A partnership, that has been very productive and creative ever since.
Wood products of beautiful workmanship, which only the best cabinetmakers and furniture factories have been able to make, characterise their designs.
They have throughout the years received several medals, awards, grants and honours for their work and they have had several special exhibitions of their designs in Europe, Japan and the USA.
The best known design made by Søren Nissen and Ebbe Gehl is probably the Naver Collection which, because of an extended range of sideboards, china cabinets, coffee tables, chests of drawers and tables, have produced great results for Aksel Kjersgaard's furniture factory.
Henrik Lehm, 1965
Henrik Lehm, is one of the new Danish designers on his way to international recognition in the field of modern furniture design.
Lehm graduated in 1994 as a civil engineer in architecture and design from the university of Aalborg Denmark. In 2003 this was combined with the study of international branding and marketing.
In Henrik Lehm’s work the Danish tradition of furniture design is continued in a well-balanced combination with international industrial design. One of his specialities is the design of modern chairs, combined with the very best of seating comfort, where as some of the chairs are already recognised as coming classics.
Lehm’s main source of inspiration is modern technology in general, and nature's superior way of designing and colouring.