Studio Soundtrack #9 - busk + hertzog


Relay Design Agency spoke to Danish design duo busk + hertzog about their studio practice in Lisbon and how music and travel influence their design practise.

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The busk + hertzog studio is pretty unique - in the time that we have known each other the studio has moved from Copenhagen to London to Lisbon. Why have you sought to move the studio and why is travel so important to your design process?

It is very stimulating for us to seek new environments, inspiration and thereby challenge ourselves on a personal level. It is a way to keep yourself on your toes.

What is the first thing that you do when you get into your studio?

The first thing we do is turn on the music then the computer.

What is your most treasured studio item?

Our most important items are our Ergoline and Artline pens and markers.

What would be your dream project?

To be honest, we don’t really have any, as we have already done so many good and interesting projects.

How is music important to your creative processes?

Music is an important ingredient in our studio and sets our mood depending on the project .

What do you do to relax after a day working in your studio?

Go to the gym or relaxing with a big glass of a very good white wine seems to do the trick!

About busk + hertzog

Established in 2000, the busk + hertzog studio started out with a very clear vision of 'being not only innovative and professional, but also with the aim of leading a new generation of Danish designers'.

Those ambitions were recognised soon after in 2008 when the studio was awarded The Industry Furniture Award. Previous recipients include Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Verner Panton and Jørn Utzon.

They have designed extensively for the +Halle collection - see their work here.

The busk + hertzog collection at this years Relay represents - part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2018.

The busk + hertzog collection at this years Relay represents - part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2018.

Images courtesy of busk + hertzog and Relay Design Agency.