Born in 1967, Henrik Pedersen graduated as a fashion designer in 1990 and now runs 365°, a Danish design studio based in Aarhus that focusses on lifestyle-based design, ranging from furniture and lighting to projects for clothing and food packaging companies. His furniture designs are characterized by elegance, exquisite materials, and formal clarity.
Henrik uses his education to explore the full range of design. His interest in maths together with his wide-ranging experience give him an intuitive ability to quickly gauge if a new design will work or not. “Experience and knowledge help, but the difference lies in how you use it. Good common sense and a passion for your craft will take you far.”
“In our design solutions we adopt an international approach since our market place often spans the world. Our clients are both Danish and international enterprises and from many different lines of business. An important aspect of our work is keeping up with market trends, and therefore travelling, exploring and being inspired by the moment are essential to being able to see beyond tomorrow. For me, design must have a meaning. The shape, colour and choice of materials have to complement each individual design. Good design is functional, beautiful and easy to understand."