Terkel Skou Steffensen

Understandable design for all. That is Terkel’s main vision as he creates functional objects made for quick integration in people’s everyday life. Terkel was born and raised in Aalborg in the northern part of Denmark, where he also did his bachelor in architecture and design from Aalborg University. After graduation, he worked a couple of years in Copenhagen before he decided to set out for new adventures in Lausanne, Switzerland. Here, he acquired an MA in product design from ECAL University of Arts and Design. One important aspect in Terkel’s designing is to get the most out of the materials as possible. To him, the character of an object should be determined by its function – not the other way around – and the expression does not necessarily have to be innovative. Terkel likes to draw subtle references to classic designs and reinterpret them out from his point of view. In the process of finding inspiration for new projects, Terkel has grown fond of talking with people who has no preconceptions about design. What do they want, and what does it mean to them? They generally give the most honest answers.