Louise Campbell Starts from Scratch

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The lovely Louise Campbell began her studio in Copenhagen in 1996. Since then, she has been working on a range of furniture, lighting, interiors and products for such clients as Royal Copenhagen, Louis Poulsen, Zanotta, Muuto, and the Danish Ministry of Culture. In March of 2008, Dwell magazine filmed a *highly recommended that you watch* nine minute documentary following Louise through various sites of commission throughout Copenhagen as well as her own studio. The video is charming, captivating, and intelligent; no doubt because all of these qualities come forth from Ms. Campbell.

The work of her studio is based on 3 simple rules: always start from scratch, find the core of the issue, and dare to be different. Below is a selection of designs that embody her philosophy and that explore contemporary manufacturing capabilities, mostly lighting. : )

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Many of you lovely readers are design students, so just an f.y.i. — the Louise Campbell studio offers a precious few internships every year to students of all nationalities.

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4 Responses to “Louise Campbell Starts from Scratch”

  1. Jon Says:

    Changing the color is a great idea to refresh an old product… Apple did it with their iMac, Microsoft is doing it with their Zune and now Louise is following with Royal Copenhagen. Great video!

    Jon
    http://WoodMarvels.com – Create Unique Memories

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