METTE SCHELDE (b. 1985)
LIVES IN AARHUS. WORKS IN AARHUS & COPENHAGEN

A year before graduating from the School of Architecture in Aarhus, Mette Schelde founded her own studio in 2012. Working in the interdisciplinary field between space and object, she creates lighting, furniture and architectural spaces for industrial production as well as one-off experimental prototypes. The objects always relate directly the space and her background in Architecture is evident.

“All my work takes it starting point in the function. The function can both have a concrete utility, or be more based on sensual functions that is capable of being perceived by the senses. The process takes place in my universe across disciplines of exploring drafting, sketching, testing and building. Design is a language telling a story by reflecting the integrated values. It can be sensed in the quality of the function, choice of material, craftsmanship techniques and the aesthetic idiom of the object.” 

Since 2012 Mette Schelde Studio has received several awards and nominations for her work and exhibited prototypes & one-offs in different design- and art exhibitions. Some products have been put into production, and the studio collaborates with renowned Danish design companies, including Bang & Olufsen, Skagerak & Please Wait to be Seated. 

The Manifesto is made in 2016 and is a declaration of the intention and a tribute to the method and the disciplines that provide all the work from Mette Schelde studio. Most importantly the set of values prescribes rethinking the embedded habits and traditions of living, always being true to one’s intuition, aesthetics and functional beliefs, physically trying the product out yourself and, not least, to be curious in every aspect of the process in order to explore new dimensions and meet new people. Read the full Manifesto here.                    

- Text by Henriette Noermark - 

CV

AWARDS

2016    Nominated Best Lamp at Design Award 2016, Bo Bedre – Denmark
2016    Winner of Muuuz Internation Award ”Best Light”, Blooper – France
2016    Nominated Young Talent, Danish Design Award – Denmark
2015    Nominated Best Design at Design Award 2015, Bo Bedre – Denmark
2014    Winner of IF Concept Design Award – Germany
2014    Winner of Up/Coming Design Award, Formland – Denmark
2013    Winner of Great Idea Award, Formland – Denmark
2010    Winner of FSC Design Award – Denmark
2009    Winner of Global Innovation Tournament Award, Stanford University – USA
2009    Winner of 2. price Aarhus H Design Competition – Denmark


EXHIBITIONS

2017    Salone Satellite Exhibition - Milan - Italy
2017    Steinhardt Museum - Tel Aviv - Israel

2016    Spazio Rossana Orlandi - Milan - Italy
2015    Selected15, DesignHalle - Graz - Austria
2014    Royal Copenhagen concept store - Denmark
2014    IF Design Exhibition - Hamburg - Germany
2014    Ventura Living Room - Milan - Italy
2014    ARKxhibit, Design Arkivet Hobro - Denmark
2013    Ventura Lambrate - Salone Internazionale del Mobile - Italy
2013    Up/Coming Talents - Formland - Denmark
2011    Trapholt Art Museum - Denmark
2010    MusicHouse Aarhus - Denmark


CLIENTS 
Royal Copenhagen
Please Wait To Be Seated
Skagerak
Woud
Bang & Olufsen
HAY


EDUCATION
2013    Cand. Arch. - Architect M.A.A - School of Architec- ture, Aarhus
2007    Art School Holbæk
2005    Vejen Gymnasium