Architects & Designers
Aksel Kjersgaard has for many years worked closely together with Furniture Designers Ebbe Gehl and Søren Nissen. They are both fully qualified cabinetmakers who trained at Rud. Rasmussen's cabinetmaker's workshop in Copenhagen after which they studied as designers at the School of Applied Art. For some years thereafter they worked at different design studios and taught at design schools both in Denmark and abroad.
In 1970 Søren Nissen and Ebbe Gehl entered into a partnership as Furniture Designers. A partnership, that has been very productive and creative ever since. Wood products of beautiful workmanship, which only the best cabinetmakers and furniture factories have been able to make, characterize their designs. They have throughout the years received several medals, awards, grants and honours for their work and they have had several special exhibitions of their designs in Europe, Japan and the USA.
"During our long standing co-operation with Aksel Kjersgaard's furniture factory we have had many exciting and inspiring challenges," says Ebbe Gehl. The joy of working with wood, seeing the potential of the material and giving it function and shape is both challenging and incredibly inspiring and the foundation for creating unique, beautiful and modern furniture. We are constantly trying to develop new products and it is in close co-operation with master cabinetmaker Jørgen Kjersgaard and the company's competent cabinetmakers that we have been able to develop the best and most exciting products with many new and unique features.
A good product must not only be functional and well proportioned, it must also have its own character and charm. Some of the designs we have made for Aksel Kjersgaard's furniture factory are still being produced after 25 years and have become real classics.