'Modern Simplicity' of Studio David Thulstrup - Interdisciplinary Design

    David Thulstrup is a Scandinavian-born, award-winning architect and designer. As the founder and creative director of Studio David Thulstrup, the architect and designer has an extensive portfolio consisting of worldwide projects ranging from residential, hospitality, retail and hotels to furniture and lighting.

    The main focal attributes of Thulstrup’s Copenhagen-based practice are emphasising materiality and human-centered design. The aim for every project is to design interiors where people feel comfortable and confident enough to embrace their surroundings. 

    The designer describes his style as ‘modern simplicity’ as he aims to design interiors that will stand the test of time. This requires particular attention to detail, patience and enthusiasm. He often designs custom furniture and lighting to create a connection between the bespoke pieces and the interior in which they are situated. 

    Prior to founding the studio in 2009, Thulstrup designed residential, commercial and institutional interiors for Jean Nouvel in Paris and luxury retail interiors for Peter Marino in New York. 

    In 2019; a decade since the establishment of Studio David Thulstrup, the designer took on a gut renovation of his own 1920s Copenhagen apartment. The 140-sqm internal structure was reconfigured to create an open plan kitchen and living space. Thulstrup designed the interior with the intention of using it as an exhibition space for his designs including Plate kitchen for Reform, Font chairs for Møbel and Mooner sofa for Common Seating.

    For his interior of Noma restaurant in Copenhagen which won multiple awards, the designer successfully produced highly crafted furniture using raw recyclable materials which blend in with the wooden interior and natural outdoor environment. Check out the Dezeen article below which explains the project in detail! 

    By Elsie Hill