"Future design for me is a response to changing living conditions and new materials."
Niels Gammelgaard

Niels Gammelgaard est né à Copenhague en 1944. Diplômé en 1970, il entreprit des études de design industriel sous la houlette d'Erik Herløw à la Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi (Académie royale danoise des Beaux-Arts) de Copenhague. C'est en 1978 que Gammelgaard cofonda, avec Lars Mathiesesn, Pelikan Design. La société a conçu et littéralement produit des centaines de produits, des petits crayons aux tricycles pour enfants, en passant par des lits d'hôpital. Pelikan Design est cependant mieux connue pour la conception de mobilier professionnel - bureaux, salles d'attente, salles de repos - et l'entreprise compte parmi ses clients les noms les plus prestigieux de l'industrie danoise du meuble, notamment Fritz Hansen, Bent Krogh, Fredericia et Erik Jørgensen.

  • Clark
    Cocktail & Design
  • Classic - console
    Cocktail & Design
  • Classic - mdf
    Cocktail & Design
  • Classic - round
    Cocktail & Design
  • Classic - wood
    Cocktail & Design
  • Isa relax
    Cocktail & Design
  • Justus
    Cocktail & Design
  • Love
    Tea & Book
  • Love - console
    Tea & Book
  • Love - oval
    Tea & Book
  • Mynta
    Home & Family
  • Secret - console
    Home & Family
  • Secret - metal
    Home & Family
  • Secret - wood
    Home & Family
  • Stefani
    Cocktail & Design
  • Timjan
    Home & Family
  • Tokyo
    Cocktail & Design
  • What are your guidelines for the design of the future ?

    Future design for me is a response to changing living conditions and new materials.

  • Which part of furniture is most important for you and why ?

    All furniture is important as handicrafts, but the most important thing is to give also an artistic experience.

  • How does the process of creating furniture look ?

    My work is and has for many years been developing new products, it is easy for me to respond to requirements and specifications. I use my intuition and experience.

  • What are the newest trends in furniture creation ?

    The last 15 years, after 9.11 the trend is to look back. Fear of the future makes the past and its furniture tradition to be trendy.

  • Please give 10 things that you would like to get as gift for your birthday ?

    I always want for my birthday things that you have made and put a thought in.

  • Which is a typical regional dish in your area ? Could you please give a short recipe ?

    I live in a small country surrounded by the sea, so fish in all variations is fantastic. For example boiled cod with horseradish capers hard-boiled eggs and butter.

  • The most interesting journey in your life ?

    In 2010 I traveled to Nairobi, Kenya in photo safari, where I experienced the Masai and get close to the wildlife. I have never experienced anything like.

  • Your favorite place for holiday ?

    My cottage on Österlen in southern Sweden.

  • The best memory from your childhood ?

    To sleep outside in a tent on the first days of spring.

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  • Your place of residence ? Small village or big city ?

    In the middle of Copenhagen in a nice apartment.

  • The brand of your car ?

    I have a Mercedes cabriolet 1995 for the summer and a Nissan Navara king cap for the winter.