Thor Høy

My work intersects various physical design disciplines from jewellery, furniture and tableware to lighting and industrial design, allowing them all to pollinate and inform each other.

Operating since 2016, the studio provides design work to various international design brands and businesses.

I am a deeply committed and passionate person and I take great pride in combining my creativity and my craftsmanship to create useful and beautiful products.

My approach to design is rooted in a modernistic Nordic design tradition, adding a poetic twist, a bit of piracy, a dose of practicality and a keen eye for both shape and cost.

New ideas are just old knowledge combined in new ways – this is why it is important to be diverse, complex, industrious and curious. I am not afraid of asking silly questions and provide controversial answers, and I never quit before the race is run.

A product should be unobtrusive and the design must be properly balanced. If it is cumbersome or annoying to use, it will automatically become less attractive to the eye of the user. Great design strikes at the heart of the balance between functionality, appearance and sustainability.

This balance is what I strive to accomplish with every single design I create.