Photo by Cecilie Jegsen
LISE VESTER
Copenhagen based designer
B. 1991

Master of Arts in Design Products
Royal College of Art London


Hello@lisevester.dk
+45 2829 8413
CVR 43001973


Copenhagen, DK


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DESIGN IMPROVES LIFE QUALITY

Sensory and aesthetic design increase our wellbeing. This is something I experienced personally and worked with professionally when I collaborated with a Danish hospice during my studies, the same hospice where my aunt died in 2011. Here I experienced how design and architecture can create stimulating and caring atmospheres, and how design can support people in different life stages. This is why I strive to create design solutions with empathy for peoples' needs and to design aesthetic products, furniture, objects and lighting that support us on emotional and functional levels.

My design is often with playful and sculptural elements that talk to our senses and mind, to encourage curiosity and engangement. Aesthetic design can highlight the beauty of the ordinary everyday life, make us feel comfortable and at home, but it can also challenge our perception of how we experience the world, by offering new perspectives and ways of thinking and behaving.
By elevating sensory and aesthetic experiences within design is how I hope to contribute with meaningful and prospering atmospheres for people to live in. To create design that enhances our wellbeing.

Please reach out if you are interested in a collaboration or if you have any questions or inquiries. I am always looking forward to meeting new people :-)








EXPERIENCE

2023   BM 1837 / Bernstorffsminde Møbelfabrik
2022   Est. Lise Vester Studio
2019    Erik Jørgensen 
2019    Farstrup Furniture 
2018    Studio David Thulstrup - Design intern
2018    Lifestyle & Design Cluster - Design Boost project 
2017    &tradition - Design intern
2016    Lightyears Republic of Fritz Hansen - Study collaboration  
2015    Nørgaard Design - Design intern



AWARDS

2023   Winner - Best Wellbeing-Focused Lighting & Objects Designer (Denmark) at GHP Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards, UK
2023   Winnner - Best Modern Home Furnishings Designer 2023 (Denmark), at Global Business Awrads, UK
2023   Nominee - Rising Star of the Year Scandinavian Design Award (It is Media & Stockholm Furniture Fair)
2022   Winner - Designer of the Year at Design Awards (BoBedre)
2022   Nominee - Furniture of the Year at Design Awards (BoBedre)
2022   Finalist - Young Talent at Danish Design Award
2022   Nominee - Pure Talents Contest 2022 IMM Cologne
2021    Winner - Ruth Drew Prize - Awarded to a graduating student from Design Products, RCA
2021    Runner Up - Silhouette Cutlery - The Cutlers Company Design Competition, London
2019    Shortlisted - Young Talent at Danish Design Award  
2018    Winner - Design Talent 2018 at Danish Entrepreneurship Award
2018    Finalist - FSC Design Award 2018
2018    Winner - Talent of the Year “Årets Talent” Design Awards (BoBedre)



EDUCATION

2021    Master of Arts in Design Products - Royal College of Art in London (UK)
2017    PBA Furniture Design - Via Design & Business (DK)
2016    AK Furniture Design - Via Design & Business (DK)
2014    Design programme - Krabbesholm Højskole (DK)



GRANTS

2023   Work grant - Danish Arts Foundation
2022   Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition was Awarded by the Danish Arts Foundation
2022   Work grant - Danish Arts Foundation
2022   Project Grant - Klint Fonden
2021    Project Grant - DDE, Den Danske Eksportskoles Fond
2020   Scholarship - STARK Fonden 
2019    Scholarship - Nordea Fonden
2019    Scholarship - Augustinus Fonden
2019    Scholarship - Knud Højgaards Fond  
2019    Scholarship - William Demant Fonden
2019    Talent Grant - Udvikling af Nye Talenter - Danish Arts Foundation
2017    Via Design exhibition at Milan Design Week was awarded by the Danish Arts Foundation



EXHIBITIONS / TALKS

2023   UIA session - Fritz Hansen moderated talk “How Design Impacts Body & Mind”
2023   Design Museum Danmark, Neon Chandelier at the Library Lounge 
2023   3 Days of Design DDcated Design Hub - Reflections
2022   Louis Poulsen Showroom CPH - Idea Generator
2022   Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling - Idea Generator sponsored by Louis Poulsen
2022   Design Museum Danmark, The Future is Present - Dream View Sphere
2022   3 Days of Design DDcated Design Hub- New editions of the Dream View Sphere collection
2022   PEJ gallery, the Dream View Collection
2021    Velux “Build For Life” Conference, Future Panel Discussion 
2021    London Design Festival, New Contracts Royal College of Art Design Products
2021    3 Days of Design DDcated Design Hub, Dream View collection
2020   Skud på Stammen, Rakle pendant 
2019    Designers Saturday, Oslo, Erik Jørgensen
2019    3 Days of Design, Erik Jørgensen
2019    Trends & Traditions, Farstrup Furniture
2019    Salone Del Mobile, Erik Jørgensen 
2019    Formland Spring (FSC exhibition)
2018    Danish Entrepreneurship Award, Winner of DesignTalent
2018    FSC Design Award, Finalist
2018    PEJ gallery
2018    Trends & Traditions, Upcoming designer 
2018    Stockholm Furniture & Lightfair, Greenhouse 
2018    Formland Autumn
2017    Trends & Traditions, Via Design
2017    DokkX Aarhus, Interactive Exhibition of Modern Welfare Technology 
2017    Formland Autumn
2017    Milan Design Week, Remedy Rush, Ventura Lambrate
2016    Trends & Traditions, Via Design
2016    Møbelseminar, Lifestyle & Design Cluster, Herning 
2016    Det Hemmelige Galleri, curator, TEKO design, Herning 
2015    Det Hemmelige Galleri, curator, TEKO Furnituredesign & Hautecouture, Herning 
2015    Skive Festival, curator at ROLINU stage area 
2015    Northmodern (FSC exhibition)
2015    FSC Design award
2014    Northmodern (FSC exhibition)
2014    FSC Design award
2014    Århundredets Festival 1800-tallet, Aarhus Godsbane (Krabbesholm)

                                                           

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