We form and refine the purest materials through a sustainable process which puts material, form and quality first.
Form & Refine is a Danish design brand that celebrates materials, form and sustainability equally. Our pure materials are carefully selected from around the world and skillfully crafted locally using time-honored traditions. We celebrate the natural form of our materials and create collections of refined Nordic design.
We are a new generation of brands – dedicated to preserving our earth and craft cultures.
Form & Refine was founded in 2018 by Helle Herman Mortensen, Jonas Herman Pedersen and Lasse Lund Lauridsen– based on the common vision of creating a value-driven design brand that explores materials and preserves our earth and craft cultures through an exceptional design philosophy.
We believe in sustainability by choosing local materials neighbouring local workshops and thereby reducing our CO₂footprint. By using the forest Damsbo on the island of Funen in Denmark as our source of unique and beautiful Danish ash, maple and oak we are able to produce locally with the help of skilled craftsmen. The region of Alcobaça in Portugal is our source of clay as well as the ancient pottery techniques used to manufacture our ceramics.
We also believe in making a positive social impact and preserving crafts by working with cooperatives and smaller workshops to create fair and respectful partnerships. Among others, we support a cooperative of alpaca farmers in the highlands of Bolivia through the art of weaving and ancient wisdom.
Materials are our great passion and we are dedicated to finding the purest materials of the highest quality to ensure long-lasting products. We are selective when choosing skilled craftsmen to handle the manufacturing of our products. We truly believe that this is best found in the nation of origin of the materials. This is why process materials in line with the dedicated skills and traditions of their respective countries. The pride we take in sourcing great materials and our committment to craftmanship is reflected in our products’ expression and quality.
We are socially responsible creating fair and respectful partnerships. And we believe in connecting worlds through appreciation, social projects and good design.
We see design like storytelling. Our products tell a story of great materials, local craft traditions and aesthetic principles.
We are proud to build upon the Nordic design tradition. We therefore strive to honor and acknowledge those who came before us whilst breaking new ground. Every Form & Refine item tells a story about its material. The design is clear, modest and elegant, allowing the quality of the materials to shine through.
We see design as an artistic expression but equally as a functional object that never compromises on quality. In our opinion that is the foundation for long-lasting design that will be remembered, repeated and refined for generations.
So, in the end we FORM & REFINE sustainable materials, so as to create items with care and craftsmanship, that stand the test of time.
– The Founders