Thomas Bentzen

Functional Danish design

Danish designer Thomas Bentzen has been running his own design studio since 2010, having previously worked for Louise Campbell. Bentzen describes his designs as simple, functional and human-oriented.


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Thomas Bentzen graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2003. In 2010 the designer founded his own studio Thomas Bentzen Industrial Design in Copenhagen. From 2011 to 2015 Thomas Bentzen worked for Muuto and was a partner in Studio Louise Campbell.

Furniture by Thomas Bentzen: Chair, chair or side table made in Denmark
The design of Thomas Bentzen is characterized by simplicity and functionality. His design approach begins with the construction of prototypes. With his rational and restrained designs he creates products suitable for everyday use, mostly in subtle colours such as black, grey or natural oak, natural ash but also sometimes really colourful. In the mouth-blown vase Elevated, a wooden element has been integrated as a base to symbolise the roots of the plants. Bentzen's aim is to create long-lasting products, and he persistently explores the possibilities of the materials. Thomas Bentzen is rooted in the tradition of Danish designers. He values craftsmanship and useful industrial production processes. The designer lives in Copenhagen and works for companies like Bang & Olufsen, Louis Poulsen, Menu, Muuto and Royal Copenhagen. His hobby has become his vocation: drawing, building models and listening to music. He admires the French architect and designer Jean Prouvé, the furniture by Alvar Aalto and the lamps by Achille Castiglioni.