There are two ground rules the studio aims to abide by:

1. Everything is possible until the opposite has been proven.
2. There must be a good reason for every single decision made.

Collections, a selection

MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
The Design Museum, Habitare Collection, Helsinki
Die Neue Samlung, München
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Dallas Museum Of Art
Musée National D’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Trapholt Museum of Design, Kolding
Museum of Applied Arts, Copenhagen

Awards, a selection

2015
The Danish Arts Foundation's lifetime honorary award / Statens Kunstfonds hædersydelse
2014
HH Bruun's endowment for the promotion of art
2011
Martha & Paul Rene Gauguins foundation´s artist´s award
2009
Prince Eugen Medal, Sweden
2007
Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal
The Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum
Bruno Mathsson Award, Sweden
2004
The Finn Juhl Architectural Award
2002
The state Arts Council three year work grant
Erik Herløws Award

Biography

Louise Campbell was born in Copenhagen in 1970. Being the daughter of a Danish father and an English mother, she grew up and was educated in both countries. After graduating from the London College of Furniture in 1992, she returned to Denmark and continued her studies in Industrial Design at Denmark’s Design School, graduating from here in 1995. She set up her own studio in 1996, from where she has worked independently since.

Louise Campbell's work is playful and experimental, and is reputed for gently twisting not only everyday objects and situations, but also materials and manufacturing processes in new directions. The client list is long and varied, including companies such as Louis Poulsen, Zanotta, HAY, Royal Copenhagen, Holmegaard, Stelton, Muuto, Georg Jensen, Baccarat, The Danish Ministry of Culture and IMM Cologne, where Louise was guest of Honour in January 2014 and thereby the designer behind the annual ideal house, Das Haus.

Priorities when establishing collaborations, be they commercial or art-based, are not bound to product type, but to level of creative challenge and freedom, and to potential quality of final result. The closer relationships offered to craftsmen in workshops or on factory floors, the greater the interest. Completing projects with own hands, free of commercial interests, is also regularly fitted in to the work-schedule.

Louise Campbell also spends time on behind the scenes activities. She has been on the board of several design organizations, on the advisory board of both Denmark’s Design School and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and took a three-year turn as chairman of the committee for Design and Crafts at the Danish Arts Foundation from 2008-2010. Louise has curated and designed a number of exhibitions, where the preferred subject is presentation of contemporary crafts, and has been among the driving forces of numerous initiatives aiming at improving the design environment in Denmark.

There are two ground rules the studio aims to abide by:

1. Everything is possible until the opposite has been proven.
2. There must be a good reason for every single decision made.

Collections, a selection

MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
The Design Museum, Habitare Collection, Helsinki
Die Neue Samlung, München
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Dallas Museum Of Art
Musée National D’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Trapholt Museum of Design, Kolding
Museum of Applied Arts, Copenhagen

Awards, a selection

2015
The Danish Arts Foundation's lifetime honorary award / Statens Kunstfonds hædersydelse
2014
HH Bruun's endowment for the promotion of art
2011
Martha & Paul Rene Gauguins foundation´s artist´s award
2009
Prince Eugen Medal, Sweden
2007
Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal
The Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum
Bruno Mathsson Award, Sweden
2004
The Finn Juhl Architectural Award
2002
The state Arts Council three year work grant
Erik Herløws Award

Biography

Louise Campbell was born in Copenhagen in 1970. Being the daughter of a Danish father and an English mother, she grew up and was educated in both countries. After graduating from the London College of Furniture in 1992, she returned to Denmark and continued her studies in Industrial Design at Denmark’s Design School, graduating from here in 1995. She set up her own studio in 1996, from where she has worked independently since.

Louise Campbell's work is playful and experimental, and is reputed for gently twisting not only everyday objects and situations, but also materials and manufacturing processes in new directions. The client list is long and varied, including companies such as Louis Poulsen, Zanotta, HAY, Royal Copenhagen, Holmegaard, Stelton, Muuto, Georg Jensen, Baccarat, The Danish Ministry of Culture and IMM Cologne, where Louise was guest of Honour in January 2014 and thereby the designer behind the annual ideal house, Das Haus.

Priorities when establishing collaborations, be they commercial or art-based, are not bound to product type, but to level of creative challenge and freedom, and to potential quality of final result. The closer relationships offered to craftsmen in workshops or on factory floors, the greater the interest. Completing projects with own hands, free of commercial interests, is also regularly fitted in to the work-schedule.

Louise Campbell also spends time on behind the scenes activities. She has been on the board of several design organizations, on the advisory board of both Denmark’s Design School and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and took a three-year turn as chairman of the committee for Design and Crafts at the Danish Arts Foundation from 2008-2010. Louise has curated and designed a number of exhibitions, where the preferred subject is presentation of contemporary crafts, and has been among the driving forces of numerous initiatives aiming at improving the design environment in Denmark.