Leonhard Pfeifer has a passion for contemporary furniture. The son of an antique restorer, Pfeifer’s was a childhood immersed in traditional European and colonial furniture. Pfeifer’s work is motivated by challenge to develop appropriate solutions relevant to people, but where the function, form, materials and manufacturing come together – elegantly. The goal is to create honest designs, with simple function and a clean style. Inherent elegance is always a requirement, with the intent to define novel ideas, leading to innovative solutions.
In 2003 Pfeifer established his studio in London working on furniture and home accessories for design-led retail and contract markets. His style produces minimal compositions with fine detail intrinsic to the work. Having worked across a range of design industries including consultancy, R&D and manufacturing, Pfeifer has a wide scope of experience and a pragmatic approach to furniture design.
SAYS WHO DESIGN
We are Nikolaj and Kasper. We are Says Who Design. We are both designers, and we work with a selection of international brands and manufactures. We are based in Denmark and established our office in 2011.
Our style is rooted in the great traditions of Scandinavian design, and its love for simplicity, minimalism and functionality. We are part of the movement of New Scandinavian Design. On one hand we respect our design heritage, and on the other hand, we reinvent it to fit into our present time.
“Says Who?” is a question about challenging our traditions and expectations.
British born furniture designer and creative director Neill Bustin has his roots in traditional English furniture.
His passion is for Interesting and inspiring furniture designed, made and presented in a way which reflects a clients aspirations and means. Based in the UK and Germany he collaborates on projects for many of the uks best known home and interior brands as well as giving creative direction to established or emerging brands. .
“I love working with the team at Woodman, their skill as furniture makers and their enthusiasm for broadening their horizon is quite refreshing”.
Haruka Furuyama is a furniture designer with a maker’s hands.
With both a design and fine wood-working background, Haruka has a breadth of knowledge which gives a rare depth of understanding to her projects.
Haruka’s design characteristic is greatly influenced by the six years spent in Sweden where she took her minimalist and functional state of mind from growing up in Japan and combined it with the Scandinavian sense of design. Since moving her base to Milan, Italy, Haruka has adopted the Italian attention to detail and sense of innovation to create designs which are imbued with an interesting fusion of culture.
Haruka’s projection for the future is to continue on her journey towards becoming the ”Complete furniture professional”, where she is able to personally approach and follow her work, from conception to production, to create furniture with a sensitivity and strength of character that can only be achieved through the culmination of all the facets and phases of the making process.
Raised and educated by the sea, Carlos Guijarro is a rational and sensitive furniture designer influenced by the Mediterranean style of life. After spending his childhood surrounded by surf, nature and arts, he studied Industrial Design at ELISAVA Barcelona. There he had the opportunity to develop his professional skills with great masters, learning the most advanced design techniques and methodologies. Once finished, he worked for different firms in England, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Indonesia and Spain, becoming the creative we know nowadays. Back in his hometown Alicante, he runs his own studio focused on furniture, interiors and product design.
His style reflects all his experiences combining a clear influence of Scandinavian design with the vivacity of southern Europe. Rationalism, functionality and minimalism are the base of his projects, where seductive forms and attractive materials are the key points of each of his designs. The ability to combine his traveler personality with his working experience has given him a broad knowledge of the market, styles and trends, providing a bold vision to channel his ideas into exciting pieces with a special aesthetic and big attention to details.