Mia Lagerman (previously Gammelgaard) has an established position in the European design scene, where the Swedish-Danish designer has worked with some of the leading brands throughout for the past 20 years. The Danish Swede, who has lived in Copenhagen since 1993, but was born, raised and trained in both Stockholm and Copenhagen, is a true Scandinavian at heart, with a strong belief in quality, functionality and aesthetic. This trinity of values drives her work at her Copenhagen studio where she creates a wide range of products, from sanitation and furniture to lamps and product design. As a designer, Mia Lagerman sees her continuous development process – from idea generation over production to the end-result – as a journey towards the best solution, where the dialogue with project partners and the development of innovative methods are vital aspects. Mia Lagerman’s status as a designer is further illustrated by the invitation she received to take part in the 2011 competition to decorate the Finn Juhl Hall in the UN building in New York. Mia was one of five designers selected to rethink the interior design and design new furniture for the room. The following year, Mia Lagerman was elected chairman of the Cabinetmakers' Autumn Exhibition, an experimenting platform with an annual event where young and established designers and architects create innovative new furniture designs in tandem with manufacturers. The Danish-Swedish designer’s refusal to sit back and rest on the laurels of past successes is also evident in her recently acquired master’s degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.