ABOUT 101 COPENHAGEN
101 Copenhagen is a Danish design brand founded in 2017. With a vision to honor exquisite quality and craftsmanship, the collection encompasses furniture, lighting and accessories in a timeless, yet modern design. With a true passion for materials and refined textures, organic shapes and colours, 101 Copenhagen presents the epitome of classics and must-have novelties for Scandinavian and international interior connoisseurs alike.
OUR CREATIVE DRIVE
The design of 101 Copenhagen is firmly rooted in the Scandinavian soil and nourished by Japanese minimalist aesthetics. Sharing an emphasis on quality materials, techniques and traditions, the meeting between the North and the East is notable in the holistic collections of 101 Copenhagen. The design approach is dynamic and characterised by freedom of expression - creating unique and timeless pieces without compromising on playfulness and individualit.
An attention to detail and a shared sense of aesthetics is what drives the two main designers of 101 Copenhagen, Tommy Hyldahl and Kristian Sofus Hansen. Merging their backgrounds and experiences from the fashion industry, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and travels in Japan respectively, a narrative of minimalist, sculptural and conceptual design is evident throughout the collections.
Translating and transforming the simplistic inspiration from Japan in a Scandinavian context is all about honouring quality, heritage and materiality while never seizing to compromise on form and function. Trained as an architect, the third designer, Nicolaj Nøddesbo, adds knowledge on innovative light solutions and timeless novelties to the 101 Copenhagen collections. 101 Copenhagen is a curated selection of tactile, bold objects standing out in a crowd and gathers as a whole.
Kristian Sofus Hansen
With a background from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and having spent time living and studying in Japan, Kristian Sofus Hansen brings aesthetics and simplicity to the Danish design heritage and knows how to translate and transform these little signature details into the collection of 101 Copenhagen. Mainly designing sculptures and objects, it is a never ending source of inspiration for Hansen, whose aim is to create characteristic and functional design to remember.
Owner and main designer
With a background in fashion having spent years forecasting and analyzing future trends, Tommy Hyldahl has a natural attention to detail in materials, historical references and original design concepts. Similar to the process in fashion, the design at 101 Copenhagen begins with an idea that evolves and develops into a full layered narrative of each collection.
With a background from the Aarhus School of Architecture, Nicolaj Nøddesbo is developing innovative light solutions and timeless novelties for the 101 Copenhagen collection. Since joining the team in 2017, his mission has been to add personality and character to functional pieces, focusing on materiality, tactility and a sense of spatiality when creating minimalistic and sculptural design items.