The Danish designer highlights the details of materials on his humancentric designs.
Kasper Salto, b. 1967, is the award-winning designer behind Fritz Hansen’s Pluralis™ table, Little Friend™ side table and the NAP™ chair series. He trained as a cabinetmaker in the mid-1980s before going on to study industrial design at the Royal Danish Academy, furthering his studies for a term at Art Centre College of Design in Switzerland. Between 1996-1997, Salto lectured at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen and was also appointed a member of S.E. (The Cabinetmakers' Autumn Exhibition). In 1997, he became an exhibiting architect for S.E. at Copenhagen’s Museum of Applied Art. He has garnered numerous accolades for his work, including the Red Dot Design Award, Le Grand Prix du Design and Danish Designer of the Year. Looking to Danish traditions for furniture design and international industrial design, Salto's work offers a well-balanced combination of sleek and minimalist lines, inviting curves and functional comfort. Materials are the heroes of his design. The architecture of the natural world – from colours, patterns and textures to the shapes of landscapes and plants – is an endless source of inspiration in his work, where he borrows concepts from nature as the blueprint for his humancentric design.