Danish Architect Mette Schelde (b 1985) works from a starting point in function and everyday situations.
‘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 are 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.’
Mette Schelde Studio, founded in 2012, has received several awards and nominations for its work and exhibited prototypes and one-offs at design and art exhibitions internationally. Several products have been put into production through collaboration with renowned Danish design companies.
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
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