Marie-Louise Høstbo has worked at the intersection of Danish design and architecture for over two decades. As Fritz Hansen’s Head of Design, she works strategically to curate collections, develop products and continue to shape the company’s legacy of exceptional design, made to last a lifetime.

Høstbo knows firsthand the importance of a great workspace – a place to be creative, collaborate and find inspiration. “Conversations are always better in a beautiful space, plus it enhances creativity,” she says. Her own office, situated at the Fritz Hansen headquarters on the outskirts of Copenhagen, has been carefully curated to reflect her own tastes and needs. 

Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and wooden accents, her workspace is brimming with colour, design classics and personal details. 

“We spend a lot of our time at work, so it needs to feel both inspiring and welcoming,” mentions Høstbo.

“Our workspaces today often reflect a combination of our personal and professional lives. The design must reflect who we are as individuals and our pursuit for quality and sustainable materials.”

Høstbo picked the Pluralis™ table by Kasper Salto as the centerpiece for her space. As inferred by its name, the Pluralis table offers a myriad of possibilities. Characterised by its understated design, elegance and uncompromising quality, it brings a whole new level of functionality to the workspace.

“Kasper Salto designed a table leg that could stand as a sculpture in itself. It reminds me of the wings of the windmills and artwork by Lea Porsager.”

The Series 7™ chair by Arne Jacobsen was also selected for its timeless shape and versatility. An icon in modern design history, the chair offers a wide variety of configurations, making it a flexible solution for the office.

Høstbo also chose the pouf by Cecilie Manz and the PK80™ daybed by Poul Kjærholm. Both pieces are beautiful and functional, offering casual extra seating for the lounge area.