Based in the Northern capital of Denmark; Aalborg, Ditte Buus Nielsen runs her studio focusing on product and furniture design, and creative consultancy. She has a background as industrial design engineer and have worked for companies such as Skagerak, Gubi and Bent Hansen. She believes good design starts from function combined with simple details and long-lasting design and materials and her ideas comes from observing every day life, people and culture.  

She is also questioning the way products and furniture are being produced today and finds it important to look into new materials and more sustainable ways to produce:

“Through my career I have focused on sustainable solutions. Designers should question the way their designs are being made – are the materials from sustainable sources, under what circumstances are the products being produced and most importantly are the design long-lasting in both design, material and construction.The least we can do as designers are making sure our work is produced responsibly and for long-lasting purpose.” 

Since 2014 she has been working as Design Director for the Danish company Skagerak.

Photo: Anitta Behrendt

Work
2020- Ditte Buus Studio
2020 Lifestyle & DesignCluster, Mentorship program
2014- Skagerak, Design Director
2015-18 Collaboration with Bolia.com
2015- Collaboration with Bent Hansen
2014 GUBI, Product Developer
2013- Ditte Buus Nielsen, Product design
2012 Design consultancy VE2, Internship
Schools
2008-13 MSc Industrial Design, Architecture & Design, AAU
2010 Exchange program in Product Design LSBU, London
Awards, Mentions & Exhibitions
2020 Home story in April ussie of Danish magazine Boligmagasinet
2018 Stockholm Furniture Fair (Skagerak)
2017 “One to follow Nzzbellevue Schwitzerland”
2016 North Modern Fair, Copenhagen (Bent Hansen)
2015 Featured in the book “New Nordic Design” by Dorothea Gundtoft
2014 Bolia Design Award, Winner
2013 Bolig Design Award, Winner of Peoples Choice Award and Recipient Honorary with Anders Dancker-Jensen
2013 Architecture & Design exhibition Aalborg, Denmark Degree show
2011 CODE11 Architecture & Design exhibition, Copenhagen