Kasper Salto (1967) - the designer of the Ice™ Series, Little Friend™ and NAP™ - was trained as a cabinetmaker with Jørgen Wolff. He graduated in 1994 as a designer from the Danish Design School. During his studies Salto spent a term at the Art Center in Switzerland. From 1996-1997 Salto Lectured at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen and was also appointed a member of S.E. (The Cabinetmakers' Autumn Exhibition). In 1997 Kasper Salto became an exhibiting architect for S.E. at the Museum of Applied Art in Copenhagen.
In Kasper Salto's work the Danish tradition of furniture design is continued in a well-balanced combination with international industrial design. Salto's main source of inspiration is nature's superior way of designing and colouring. In spite of his young age, Kasper Salto has already received several design awards for his works such as the Danish Knud V. Engelhardt's memorial award, The Danish Arts Foundation in the category of Crafts & Design & the Finn Juhl Prize.
For Fritz Hansen, Kasper Salto has designed the Ice™ Series including tables, side chairs, two different bar chairs, Little Friend™ - a small multifunctional table and NAP™ - a series of light stacking chairs.
If people who sit in the chair notice they have been sitting comfortably, I think I've succeeded. Say's Salto
Thomas Sigsgaard was born in Copenhagen (Denmark) on July 20, 1966. Graduated from The Royal Academy of fine arts in 1995. Employed at PLH architects from 1995 – 1998, and Vilhelm Lauritzen architects from 1998 – 2001. Own office; Over vandet Architects from 2001, mainly designing single family houses, extensions and summerhouses for private clients. Teaching at DIS (Danish International Study program), architecture and design program, from 2001 – 2006. Since 2003 Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard (Salto & Sigsgaard) have worked together, from their studio in Copenhagen, and their first design, the Nosy lamp was exposed in 2008. Summer 2006 they have moved their studio to a new location in the middle of Copenhagen. They work for Lightyears, Nemo Cassina and Onecollection.