Projects

Exhibition Design
2022

Designmuseum Danmark holds two of the world’s finest collections of Japanese sword ornaments – tsubas – the small shield protecting the warrior’s hand between the shaft and the blade. One of these collections has never been displayed in its entirety despite being at the museum since the 1890s – until now.

Photos by David Stjernholm.

Tsuba Collections at Designmuseum Danmark

Dashi Diner
2022

An Asian-inspired diner in Berlin’s Mitte district, founded by Vietnamese-German Thu Thuy Pham and Thao Westphal. For the design, inspiration was drawn from Japanese kissatens as well as the Hong Kong café culture. The walls feature ash wood paneling with custom light fixtures, interspersed with a Swedish lamp from 1950s and classic restaurant dinner ware – mixing time periods and geographical places true to the nature of the varied origins of the place.

Photos by Desiree Kastull and Kaputt Agency

Dashi Diner

Brandt’s Furniture
2022

New furniture for the permanent collection of Kunstmuseum Brandts. The daybeds and ottomans were built by Rammelisten using ash wood with elm detailing. All upholstery by Kvadrat.

Brandt’s Furniture

Marienborg
2017-19

Renovation as well as design and art curation for the official residence of the Danish Prime Minister, Marienborg. The 18th century manor house was thoroughly renovated with a focus on bringing back traditional details as well as creating new ones.
For each room throughout the house, a mix of historical pieces of furniture along with newly commisioned pieces by a range of Danish designers and artists were added.

The project was done by Mathias Mentze in collaboration with Nikolaj Lorentz Mentze of Studio 0405.

Photos by Simon Knuds

Marienborg

Sofi Bakery
2020



A sourdough bakery in the heart of Berlin Mitte developed in collaboration with Danish chef Frederik Bille-Brahe and German hospitality group Slow. We developed the concept and the design of all elements, surfaces, and furniture, which was all built by carpenters using solid elm wood. The stool designed for the project is available for purchase through our webshop.

Photos by Volker Conrad for Sofi Bakery.

Sofi Bakery

Library Room
2021



A library for a private home in Copenhagen. Everything is constructed in solid elm by local carpenter Rammelisten. The carved patterns of the fronts was designed and developed by us, inspired by traditional adze carvings, but manufactured using modern CNC-milling techniques.

Library Room

Frama Office
2019

Renovation and transformation of former apartment in collaboration with the Frama team, to be used as their office. Most of the work consisted of removing years and years of bad design decisions, for instance stripping down all the wallpaper, which revealed an unexpected and beautiful original color scheme underneath.

Frama Office

Landscapes at Brandts
2022

Exhibition design for the Landscapes exhibitions at Kunstmuseum Brandts, showcasing 250 years of interpretations of the Danish landscape through painting, sculpture and photo. As a part of the show we designed a meandering bench motif treated with the traditional red color “Dyrehave Red”, known from signage and gates of the national Danish forests.

Landscapes at Brandts

Den Frie
2021




New café and outdoor seating area for the art institution Den Frie in Copenhagen. Among the interventions is the reproduction of an 1890s rattan chair designed for the museum back then. We also designed octogonal side tables inspired by the shape of the sculpture room at the museum, as well as Pegasus neon signage inspired by one of the first posters for the museum, painted by J. F. Willumsen in 1891.

Den Frie

Menu Cocoon Collection
2021



For Danish design firm Menu we have developed this collection of home textiles in collaboration with textile designer Marie-Louise Rosholm.
The collection focuses on natural materials, using no zero synthetic fibers in the textiles. The throws are pure wool with silk detailing, whereas the pillows are either pure wool or pure linen.
Produced in Europe.

Menu Cocoon