The Danish architect Mette Schelde (b. 1985) works experimental with a starting point in function and everyday situations. In 2012 she established her studio from where she designs furniture, lighting and architecture.
Her designs are functional and made of simple constructions in a sculptural universe. She combines traditional materials such as wood, glass and metal with sensual functions created to be used. With simple lines and compositions, she explores new methods and technologies that point both back and forth in a mixture of tradition and renewal.
The process takes place across disciplines of sketching, building and testing and is driven by intuition and her written manifesto from 2016. Her background in architecture is evident during the design process, where the interaction between the object, the context and the human is an important part of her approach and she plunge herself into the function in all its aspects.
Mette Schelde Studio has received a number of nominations and awards and is supported by the Danish Art Foundation. She works with Skagerak, Fritz Hansen & Please Wait to be Seated and others.
Read her full Manifesto here.
HONORS & GRANTS
2020 The Young Artistic Elite Grant Program, The Danish Art Foundation
2019 Work Grant, The Danish Art Foundation.
2018 Nominated Best Design at Design Awards 2018 - Denmark.
2017 Work Grant, The Danish Art Foundation.
2017 Project grant, Aarhus Art Council.
2016 Nominated Best Lamp at Design Awards 2016 - Denmark
2016 Nominated Young Talent, Danish Design Award – Denmark
2015 Nominated Best Design at Design Award 2015 – 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
2021 MINDCRAFT PROJECT 2021 - online exhibtion.
2019 Crossover Exhibition, Adorno, Old Truman Brewery - London
2018 RE F O R M Design Biennale - Munkeruphus - Denmark
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
Please Wait To Be Seated
Bang & Olufsen
2013 Cand. Arch. - Architect M.A.A - School of Architec- ture, Aarhus