Rune Krøjgaard & Knut Bendik Humlevik for NORR11 

Knut Bendik Humlevik (Left picture)

Born 1984 in Bergen, Norway and graduated from 'The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture' in Copenhagen. 

Knut has a great interest in the entirety and dynamics of his designs and creations. The pure use of shape in his design is an image of the traditional Scandinavian design and architecture, based on the material's natural ability. For him, design is seeing the balance in a product and trimming away all unnecessary details. Thereby only the raw design will be experienced. 

His thoroughness for details gives the products the highest standards of functionality and comfort. Following his contemporary artistic style and expertise, he has managed to merge his international inspiration together with the traditional merits from his Scandinavian roots.

In 2007 Knut Bendik established KR with business partner Rune Krøjgaard. Together they design products characterized by being functional and pure but maintaining a great understanding of everyday life. For Knut and Rune simplicity, aesthetics and comfort are the key elements in their creations. Their work has been displayed at numerous Nordic and International exhibitions.  

Rune Krøjgaard (Right Picture)

Born 1980 in Herning, Denmark.

His works are especially characterized by his high understanding for material and its properties. These are impressively reflected in a very unique, organic and pure use of shapes. A deep fascination for both individual and pure lines, combined with a filigree flair for current trends, shapes the hallmark of his designs. Often, he seeks constructive solutions from heavy industry and adapts them onto relevant products. 

For Rune design is all about being able to 'see new possibilities' and finding 'the simplicity through the shape and dimension' of a body. Thus his objects are meant to 'complement the eye and the body' and create a 'relation between shape and space'. In this context his Nordic roots and his ties to the classic Scandinavian design are destinct. Influenced by numerous visits to South-East Asia and an accompanying interest in the local, traditional culture of cabinetry, he combines streams of both style elements in an aesthetic form. 

Rune graduated in studies of Design and Industrial Form at the 'Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts'. His work has been displayed at numerous exhibitions in the Nordic and Baltic region. Since 2007 he has been collaborating closely with the Norwegian designer Knut Bendik Humlevik. Together they design products that are characterized by 'being functional and pure with a sense of normality'. In their words, 'simplicity, aesthetics and comfort' are the key elements of their creations. 

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