DESIGNERS

REBECCA UTH

“The human being is the focal point of everything I do. I want to seduce, wonder and change people through objects. To me, design must relate to the body and soul and must be felt, tasted and seen – sometimes unexplained and on an inaccessible level, sometimes just an everyday wonder.”

Rebecca Uth established Ro in 2013 and is creative Director of the company. In her role as artistic director, she works closely with the selected designers to curate a holistic and innovative collection that manifests Ro’s universe. A universe that focuses on the artistic process and on objects that only becomes more beautiful with time. Rebecca Uth is trained as an industrial designer at the Danish Design and designs herself products for the collection.

Rebecca has designed Bowl, Light Piece and other objects for Ro.

 

NINA ERICHSEN
“I think of form through working with glass and ceramics. I think of objects. Functional objects that in addition to function, have a special material value. When people understand my language and when they see, use, and appreciate my objects, my goal is reached.”
Nina Erichsen is material-fetishist and loves working with glass and ceramics. She loves the possibility of transforming fragile, applicable, and organic materials into forms of function. Nina Erichsens sensuous design language develops through her work and merges design with subject to create coherent objects. Nina Erichsen is not only a passionate designer, she is also an associate professor at the School of Design Bornholm, where young talents are gaining better knowledge of design through Nina’s teachings, experience, and enthusiasm of material disseminated in both a practical and theoretical sense.

Flower vase is Nina Erichsen’s first design for Ro.

 



AURÉLIEN BARBRY 

“Design is an exercise where you take the simplest things in your daily life and ask yourself how they could be done differently. I want to move objects towards simplicity and create a dialogue with the end user. Reinstate everyday forms, simple and accurate.”

Aurélien Barbry is French but lives and works in Copenhagen. He has extensive experience from his previous work as a designer for the world-renowned architect Jean Nouvel in Paris. In recent years, Aurélien has created products under his own name from his studio in Copenhagen. He has recently designed products for Danish brands like Le Klint, Normann Copenhagen and Georg Jensen.

Toolbox is his first design for Ro.

 

JACOB WAGNER

“As a designer, one stages the relationship between object and user and the quality of the relationship depends on the designer’s ability to sense and decode all of the objects aspects while integrating credibility, knowledge, and seduction into the process.”

Jakob Wagner is an experienced industrial designer who works in depth with products for several international design brands. A sometimes playful approach coupled with a poetic dimension in a balanced and simple expression are Jakob Wagner characteristics. The relationship between single parts creates a sensual and intelligent whole for the idea, expression and meaning to a process where Jacob is never afraid to put himself at risk for development in the name of creativity.

BBQ Tools and Mill are his first designs for Ro.

 

 

RUNE FREDERIKSEN

“My figures in wood and stone must be subtle, but rather keeping a quiet secret that can be felt and moves you. The objects are a sensual and spiritual interpretation of Japanese Zen.”

Rune Frederiksen is working in the ocean as diver, as well as marine-biologist and in his workshop, in Hadsten, as autodidact sculptor and painter. As a sculptor the material choice is often stone or wood, but also mixed metal objects and natural occurred items are Runes artistic subject field.

In recent years, Rune Frederiksen has exhibited sculptures and paintings in a number of juried exhibitions, galleries, and art fairs.

Wood Piece is Rune’s first art object for Ro.

 

MIKKEL KARLSHØJ
"To capture nature in a product is important for me. Wood represent time and the beautiful veins in the wood is a work of art in itself . Often I find my self wanting to stop in the middle of the process to preserve that exact image of the moment."
Mikkel Karlshøj is a versatile artist who masters different art forms and materials. Lately he has engaged all his passion into woodturning, a craft which he masters to perfection after dedicated training. After working as a glassblower at Swedish Kosta Boda he finished his bachelor in glass design at The Academy of Fine Arts in Bornholm.  His approach to his work comes from a deep love for craftmanship, materials and the surounding nature.
Oak pieces are Mikkel's first objects for Ro.