The work of Niels Hvass is anchored in the Scandinavian design tradition – the search for pure simplicity with a unique and strong identity. He uses his technical insight to find the most efficient way to the optimal solution. Physical models will be used to test comfort and strength. His Works is often completed by his own hands or in close relationship with specialized craftsmen.
He has hold a professorship at The Royal Danish Academy-School of Design, and here also functioned as “Designer in residence”. He has been active behind the scenes on the boards of several organizations, including The Danish Art Foundation, the Danish Art Workshops SVFK. As a member and co-founder of OCTO group, Niels Hvass has organized and participated in a long list of exhibitions with his mind-blowing expressions and surprisingly designs. His works are represented at several museums and art galleries.
During his career, Niels Hvass has works with brands such as Fritz Hansen, Carl Hansen & Søn, Four Design, Källemo, Fredericia Furniture, Cane-Line, Galerie Maria Wettergren. He has worked with interior and exhibition design for Designmuseum Danmark, among others.
Niels Hvass founded Hvass Design studio in 1990. In 1998, the studio merged and was renamed Strand+Hvass. Niels Hvass has won countless awards for his experimental and aesthetic Scandinavian designs that honor form and function. With a great passion for sustainability, Niels Hvass looks into the future of furniture design and how it can move towards an increasingly circular model.
The main part of Niels Hvass’ commercial work is devoted to Strand + Hvass.