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Designer Mette Schelde
Born 1985

Mette Schelde

Danish Architect Mette Schelde (b 1985) works from a starting point in function and everyday situations.
Mette Schelde

BIOGRAPHY

The Danish architect Mette Schelde (b. 1985) works experimentally from a starting point of function and everyday situations. 

In 2012, Schelde established the studio from where she designs furniture, lighting, and architecture. Her designs are functional and made of simple constructions in a sculptural universe. 

Schelde combines traditional materials such as wood, glass, and metal with sensual functions. With simple lines and compositions, her studio explores new methods and technologies that point both back and forth between tradition and renewal. 

Her process takes place across disciplines of sketching, modeling, building, and testing and is driven by intuition and her 2016 written manifesto. Her background in architecture is evident in the design process, where the interaction between the object, the context, and the human is an important part of her approach as she plunges  into function in all its aspects. 

Mette Schelde Studio has received several nominations and awards and is supported by the Danish Art Foundation. 

Mette Schelde’s first design for Fritz Hansen is the side table Stub. The table integrates glass and wood in a functional assemble. The base locks the circle of glass in position, floating around the base. 

 

HONORS & GRANTS

2020    The Young Artistic Elite Grant, 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
 

EXHIBITIONS

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

Stub table by Fritz Hansen designed by Mette Schelde
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Stub table by Fritz Hansen designed by Mette Schelde
Stub table by Fritz Hansen designed by Mette Schelde
Fritz Hansen's Stub table designed by Mette Schelde and Let™ lounge chair designed by Sebastian Herkner