We all have worked in the Scandinavian tradition: quality craftmanship and design with simplicity as a core value. For example, if a client requests marbleizing for a floor, I’ll always recommend a plain type, not something too dazzling.
This way projects get a harmonious finish, not a surface that demands attention. We actually strive to blend our work with the existing structure and/or finish on a piece, wall, room or building.
One customer noted, after I had rebuilt and finished a missing section of balustrade, that his family and guests didn’t even notice any change in the staircase – it appeared as it always should have. Every attempt is made to practice this voluntary simplicity in the most sustainable fashion, for example, by using salvaged parts of architectural interiors.
— Lars Michelsen