With a background in fashion having spent years forecasting and analysing future trends, Tommy Hyldahl has a natural attention to detail in materials, historical references and original design concepts.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 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.

Attention to detail, a shared sense of aesthetics and a curiosity and willingness to challenge conventional thinking, is what drives the design duo. 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.

As a Danish design collaboration with a global reach, they draw inspiration from around the world.

"We are especially inspired by Japanese design principles and the Wabi Sabi philosophy, which is evident in our material compositions. We invest considerable time in adding tactility to our materials, bringing them to life in a way that resonates with our unique expression."