Johannes Foersom and Peter Hiort-Lorenzen learned the practical side of design from the base. While Foersom originally worked as a furniture maker, Hiort-Lorenzen built ship interiors at a shipyard. Working with wood and other materials has always been part of their craftsmanship.
Thanks to their classic background, the duo mastered the art of design from the beginning on. “Technology has changed and we have learned to use it. However, we still have to develop ideas and understand materials because machines do not think for themselves, although they do facilitate our work and enable us to produce very high-quality furniture”, explain the two Danes.
After Foersom and Hiort-Lorenzen met during their work as lecturers at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Academy of fine Arts, they now work in their design studio for national as well as international brands such as Cane-line (photo: the outdoor line Moments), Brio, Brühl, Hay, Lummhults and Paustian. The objective of their work is to create sustainable value and to enable a healthy development for people and their surroundings.
Foersom & Hiort-Lorenzen MDD were awarded numerous design prizes by the Danish Arts Council and the Utmärkt Svensk Form as well as the Finn Juhl Prisen, the Bo Bedres Arspris and the Industrie Forum Design Product Design Award. Their designs can be found in the collections of the New York MOMA, the Designmuseum Denmark and Munich’s design museum ‘Die Neue Sammlung’.