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Thomas E. Alken

Danish designer Thomas E. Alken, born in Copen­hagen in 1970, has left an indeli­ble mark on the Scan­di­na­vian design land­scape. A grad­u­ate of the Danish Design School and the Univer­sity of Art and Design in Helsinki, Alken founded the design studio Format Design in 1997. Over the past two decades, he has become a promi­nent figure in the indus­try, show­cas­ing a keen focus on the inter­play between user and object.

Alken’s design philos­o­phy is rooted in a deep under­stand­ing of func­tion­al­ity, with a mate­r­ial-driven approach that prior­i­tizes beauty, strength, tactil­ity, produc­tion, and envi­ron­men­tal impact. His commit­ment to over­see­ing every aspect of the design process has led to numer­ous success­ful designs and garnered invalu­able global design and produc­tion expe­ri­ence. As a crit­i­cal player in the Scan­di­na­vian design scene, Thomas E. Alken contin­ues to shape the future of design with his inno­v­a­tive and thoughtful approach.


Designs by Thomas E. Alken (1)