“If you can’t create functional furniture, you better dedicate your hand to something else.”
These heartfelt feelings come from one of the great names in Danish design and testify to the high standards that Niels Jørgen Haugesen applies to his own furniture production. There is little doubt that it meets these stringent requirements, however.
In 1996 he was awarded the Møbelprisen and twice before he received the ID Design Award. Haugesen’s success is due in part to his tenacity.
The ability to keep going until something is complete is a skill he honed while working for Arne Jacobsen’s design studio. Here, he spent five years absorbing everything he could about furniture design, interior decoration, and proportion. To this day, Arne Jacobsen remains one of Haugesen’s idols, along with a host of other prominent furniture designers from the 1960s and 1970s.”