Amanda Lilholt
Amanda Lilholt

Exploring
Danish Design with
Amanda Lilholt

Amanda Lilholt wearing 2196 P10

Amanda Lilholt is a Copenhagen based interior- and furniture designer. In 2015 she founded Studio Amanda Lilholt, and with an academic education from The Royal Danish Acadamy of Fine Arts she approaches furniture design with an intuitive honed eye for detail.

As the third part of the ongoing series about Danish Design, we are looking into Amanda’s creative space of furniture, art, and design.

Danish Design

I understand Danish Design as “less is more”. I admire the danish design tradition, the materials, the handcrafted expression, and the clean lines. It has definitely influenced my work in some ways, but at the same time I work very different than many furniture designers, as I focus less on function in the early stages of the process. I focus more on expression, form, and story telling combined with aesthetic sustainability – it has to be interesting to look at for generations.

5502 PU9

Design Philosophy

My approach to the design is “function follows form”. So quite the opposite of the well known term “form follows function” I have a very experimental approach to my design process and often its my inner feelings that are transformed into furniture. I like to tell a story and to work from a personal dogma when entering a design process.

5502 PU9

Design Philosophy

My ambition is always to create something everlasting. I believe that I can achieve that by removing excess details and noise and stay true to the pure expression of the material and function of the product. I enjoy working with materials like brass and copper that patinate and age gracefully. They have so many facets to them, so many stages of patination and colour. Using materials that are durable and age beautifully is an integral element in all my work.

Amanda is wearing 5502 in PU9

Amanda Lilholt

Furniture Design

I always strive to grow and to become a better designer. I usually start my design process by experimenting with different materials. In the first stages of this process, I try to focus on the expression and on following my intuition. Many of my designs come from statements and feelings inside me. This is a key inspiration for my creative processes, to transform my inner life into objects. On a more practical level I always follow my designs and listen to the people buying it. It is very important to me that my designs work in real life and not just on photos.

Amanda Lilholt

Furniture Design

I always strive to grow and to become a better designer. I usually start my design process by experimenting with different materials. In the first stages of this process, I try to focus on the expression and on following my intuition. Many of my designs come from statements and feelings inside me. This is a key inspiration for my creative processes, to transform my inner life into objects. On a more practical level I always follow my designs and listen to the people buying it. It is very important to me that my designs work in real life and not just on photos.

Eyewear Design

Generally, I choose well and buy less. I appreciate things that are locally made by inspiring artists. I´m very attentive to choose design and art from artists and designers who has an interesting story to tell or has a lovely personality. I don’t have that many things, but the things I own has history, is of great quality, and has a high aesthetic value. With eyewear design, I look for good quality and for glasses that i can use for many years. I am attracted to more classic designs that can be used in different situations and for everyday life. I like a clean steel frame with a more round shape, which I think fits my face the best.