Our design approach is analogue. We get an idea, and we jot it down in our sketchbook. We move to the workshop and build a prototype. We use natural materials, and we let them speak for themselves.
We like to think that our designs are quite simple. Meaning they are inspired by our Scandinavian roots, and our Danish upbringing. Some would say they border on banality. We take that as a compliment. Everyday life is complex enough as it is. What you surround yourself with at home doesn’t have to be.
We come up with all designs in-house. Many of them start with a small - but significant - detail. Either a reinvention of a traditional construction. Or an entirely new way of combining two different materials. We tend to get dogmatic in our processes. A meeting between two elements of a design must never be permanent. The solid wooden lists of a Frame are held together by an elastic band. This requires immense precision in the workshop. It’s a question of millimeters in order for it to be functional. The single piece of glass is separable from its lightweight metal wire in our Wall Mirror collection. This means you can easily replace a part, should it ever break, and recycle it if and when the time comes.
Make it your own
We hide nothing from you. We put every little assembly, and every detail out there. Quite often, you play a large role in the use of our designs. They are not just showpieces, meant to sit pretty in your home. They are designs that demand you take action, and put your own touch on it. We like to think that we design for you to decide. You decide the position of the shelves in a Shelving System. You decide if you want to tilt the lampshade of our Ceramic Pendant or keep it straight. You decide if you want to hang the Frame from the rubber band, or from a small nail. This makes you touch our designs, and interact with the materials. And as you will feel, we work with only the best.
As simple as our designs may seem, a great deal of thought goes into them. We have a strict way of picking out wooden types. Only a few work—we’ve tested them all. Solid oak has a strong degree of compressive strength. This means we’re able to use its natural qualities when designing our shelves, and steer clear of more technical solutions. Føler dette skal uddybes med en enkelt sætning.
Our analogue way of designing means you get a better understanding of the products you surround yourself with. Our simple way of conceiving a design often results in a highly complex product, giving you many possibilities. However, you won’t feel the complexity behind our many calculations. All you will feel is great quality materials, put together and designed in new ways.
After all, a MOEBE design is equal parts respecting the natural materials and their lifelong qualities. And exploring entirely new ways of making a design last a lifetime.
Simple designs. Great precision