The designers and their skills are the core behind the Askman Furnitures.
Read about the designers and get an insight of their passion for design and furnitures.
Mr. Møller has an idiom of functionality and form simplicity. The idiom was founded during the ‘60s through collaboration with the world famous architect Mr. Arne Jacobsen, and the idiom comprises Mr. Møller’s consistent requirements for functionality and form simplicity.
“For me a form and function is the most important thing and I therefore make a pride in simplicity, art” – Jørgen Møller.
The starting point for all Mr. Møller’s creations is the perception that every single item, which we use during the day, should have a shape which will not only meet functional requirements, but also satisfy our aesthetic sense.
Mr. Møller is a designer for life as he never stops designing: “I draw incessantly and I am dealing with many things. When given the question 'which creation is your best?' I always reply 'the next'”.
1961-1967: employed by Prof. Arne Jacobsen Design Studio.
1967-1969: employed by Prof. Erik Herløw, pioneer of Danish Design and founder of the design line at Charlottenborg architecture.
While working for Prof. Herløw, Mr. Møller’s desire for starting his own design company initiated.
Jørgen Møller has collaborated with many Danish companies among others Royal Copenhagen, Georg Jensen, Torben Ørskov & Co., Depadova Milan, and of course Askman Furniture.
Hans Sandgren Jakobsen
Hans Sandgren Jakobsen was born on the 7th of August 1963.
He started his carrier as an apprentice making cabinet at Inventarsnedkeriet, Aarhus in Denmark.
After finishing his apprenticeship in 1986, he was employed as a cabinet-maker at Rud. Rasmussens Snedkerier in Copenhagen, Denmark, for a short time before starting at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen.
During his studies he was awarded a scholarship for studies abroad, which he used for studying the Shakers and their way of making furnitures in the US, and to work as a volunteer for the Japanese design company COBO Design.
In 1991 Mr. Jakobsen and three textile workers formed the design group ‘Spring’, which works as a source of inspiration for all of them.
Throughout the years, Mr. Jakobsen has received several prices and scholarships for his passionated work, and his works are e.g. represented at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and Danish Design Museum in Copenhagen.
You can read more about Mr. Jakobsen’s works here.
Thomas Bentzen graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art – School of Design in 2003, and he quickly accomplished the position as Senior Designer and subsequently Partner at Studio Louise Campbell where he worked from 2005-2010.
From 2011 till 2015, Mr. Bentzen worked at Muuto, firstly as a Design Manager and from 2013 as the Head of Design.
Simplicity, rationality and functionality characterize Mr. Bentzen’s design, and through simple and narrative designs, he creates meaningful products for everyday life.
Mr. Bentzen’s passion is to design products, which engage and create curiosity, which are functional and simple, and which meet the human need while in use.
He persistently explores the potential of materials, while pursuing to design long-lasting and durable products.
Being firmly rooted in the Danish design tradition, Mr. Bentzen emphasizes material knowledge, craftsmanship and rational industrial manufacturing processes.