The Danish architect Mette Schelde (b. 1985) works experimentally from a starting point of function and everyday situations.
In 2012, Schelde established the studio from where she designs furniture, lighting, and architecture. Her designs are functional and made of simple constructions in a sculptural universe.
Schelde combines traditional materials such as wood, glass, and metal with sensual functions. With simple lines and compositions, her studio explores new methods and technologies that point both back and forth between tradition and renewal.
Her process takes place across disciplines of sketching, modeling, building, and testing and is driven by intuition and her 2016 written manifesto. Her background in architecture is evident in the design process, where the interaction between the object, the context, and the human is an important part of her approach as she plunges into function in all its aspects.
Mette Schelde Studio has received several nominations and awards and is supported by the Danish Art Foundation.
Mette Schelde’s first design for Fritz Hansen is the side table Stub. The table integrates glass and wood in a functional assemble. The base locks the circle of glass in position, floating around the base.
HONORS & GRANTS
2020 The Young Artistic Elite Grant, The Danish Art Foundation
2019 Work Grant, The Danish Art Foundation.
2018 Nominated Best Design at Design Awards 2018 - Denmark.
2017 Work Grant, The Danish Art Foundation.
2017 Project grant, Aarhus Art Council.
2016 Nominated Best Lamp at Design Awards 2016 - Denmark
2016 Nominated Young Talent, Danish Design Award – Denmark
2015 Nominated Best Design at Design Award 2015 – Denmark
2014 Winner of IF Concept Design Award – Germany
2014 Winner of Up/Coming Design Award, Formland – Denmark
2013 Winner of Great Idea Award, Formland – Denmark
2010 Winner of FSC Design Award – Denmark
2009 Winner of Global Innovation Tournament Award, Stanford University – USA
2009 Winner of 2. price Aarhus H Design Competition – Denmark
2019 Crossover Exhibition, Adorno, Old Truman Brewery - London
2018 RE F O R M Design Biennale - Munkeruphus - Denmark
2017 Salone Satellite Exhibition - Milan - Italy
2017 Steinhardt Museum - Tel Aviv - Israel
2016 Spazio Rossana Orlandi - Milan - Italy
2015 Selected15, DesignHalle - Graz - Austria
2014 Royal Copenhagen concept store - Denmark
2014 IF Design Exhibition - Hamburg - Germany
2014 Ventura Living Room - Milan - Italy
2014 ARKxhibit, Design Arkivet Hobro - Denmark
2013 Ventura Lambrate - Salone Internazionale del Mobile - Italy
2013 Up/Coming Talents - Formland - Denmark
2011 Trapholt Art Museum - Denmark
2010 MusicHouse Aarhus - Denmark