5 Minutes With: Kristina Dam Studio

5 Minutes With: Kristina Dam Studio

Meet Kristina Dam

Kristina Dam graduated from The Royal Danish School of Fine Arts, Architecture, and Design in Copenhagen. Kristina yields an incredible passion for design and art, seeking inspiration from many elements of life and incorporating these inspirations into her designs. Kristina Dam founded Kristina Dam Studio in January 2012 and has been perpetually evolving in the design industry worldwide. In her designs you will find her great love for architecture and minimalistic, graphic lines. 

 

 

"Simplicity is easy to understand and process, and it evokes a sense of calm and serenity in the everyday world. Nowadays, where 'speed' and being extremely busy is almost a virtue, I believe that people desire a habitat that will help you to feel unworried and composed; I know that a minimalistic interior does that to me." — Kristina Dam

 

Design Philosophy

Kristina's design philosophy derives from the notion 'less is more and simple is just plain beautiful.' All her designs are within the monochromatic palette from black and white, and any additional colouring comes from the natural material used in the design and production. This design philosophy is the key to Kristina's collection because it invites you to 'make sense' of her universe, and the quicker you're able to do so, the more aesthetically pleasing you will find it. "My aim is that every product I make should have a sculptural approach besides its function— hence my tagline 'sculptural minimalism'," says Kristina. 

 

Minimalistic Habitat

From the beginning, Kristina Dam has always wanted to fuse art and design together so it can reflect in the overall design. "I aim to create products that are interesting to look at, on top of their function," tells Kristina. She continues to celebrate the idea that "simplicity is easy to understand and process, and it evokes a sense of calm and serenity in the everyday world. Nowadays, where 'speed' and being extremely busy is almost a virtue, I believe that people desire a habitat that will help you to feel unworried and composed; I know that a minimalistic interior does that to me."

A snippet of the Spring | Summer '20 Collection by Kristina Dam Studio

 

A minimalistic lifestyle for Kristina is to live with "carefully selected interior objects that one finds inspiring every day, and that makes one feel comfortable and at ease." She further explains, "I don't live a minimalistic life in the philosophical meaning of the term, because I do like to possess things. However, I am very selective in the things that I choose to have. When I buy a piece of furniture, I always ask myself if I would like that piece ten years from now."

 

Sustainable in Design | Sustainable in Production

Funny Fact: Kristina stumbled over a piece of marble in one of the productions, and now this marble piece, which was considered waste, is a fundamental base to the Double Moon Sculpture. "I found the marble piece beautiful in itself, and when I added a couple of mirrors, I had a new and truly sustainable product," explains Kristina.  

Sustainability is many things. When not using trend colours, "I believe that the longevity for my designs increases because the colours I use are timeless," says Kristina Dam. Every object is designed and produced with honest and certified materials to stand the test of time. Materials always inspire Kristina from the structure of textiles to the feeling and warmth of different material surfaces. "I always keep an eye on the fashion industry, too; they still tend to be ahead of things to come."  

Her productions are located in Europe and close to Copenhagen to assist in minimising transportation. Kristina finds herself regularly involved in the production to ensure her designer objects are carefully produced. This process is very inspiring for Kristina, as all prototypes are discussed and sometimes adjusted to adapt to more efficient production solutions, etc. Whereby, sometimes reducing the amount of working hours and perhaps the amount of materials used to develop the final design. "Having the ability to talk with the skilled craftsmen about the designs and their possibilites and then watch them come to life is so thrilling to me."

 

 Featured here is the Double Moon Sculpture designed by Kristina Dam Studio

 

"Seeing my design in people's homes makes me very proud." — Kristina Dam