Designer Rikke Hagen graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, in 1998, where she also earned a master’s degree in 2013. From 1998 to 2008, Rikke Hagen had her own workshop, where she produced limited editions in glass. In 2004, she expanded her portfolio to include product design for various design companies. In 2014, she set up her new design business HAGEN ETC, which combines design strategy, ideas, product development and production. Rikke Hagen has received many awards for designs she has created for brands such as Normann Copenhagen, Georg Jensen, Kähler Design, Holmegaard A/S, Designership and Georg Jensen Damask.
’As a designer, I see myself as a radar, ready to pick up stimuli and translate them into tangible form. I strive to create functional products with a graphic, playful and legible expression and a strong semiotic content. My aim is to unite the complex aspects of product development in a holistic approach where consideration for the environment, the consumer and the budget carry equal weight.’