I’m a textile designer and trend forecaster. Since I founded Studio MLR in1986 in Milan, I have designed textiles and forecasted trends for interior and fashion textile companies all over the world. In 1992 I moved the studio to Copenhagen.
Based on my in-depth textile knowledge, 30 years of experience and widely expanded network, I understand and work with different textile techniques, connect ideas, needs and professions into innovative products.
Being on eye level with all involved and ensuring that all are on the same track, I establish strong partnerships in the projects.
My core value is proper, and its shapes every single part of the process of my company from the initial dialogue to the end product.
At Studio MLR we aim to make long-lasting design and quality solutions, to develop products that address sustainability. We intent to create solutions that are good for the world and people, so everything is properly done; it shows in processes and products. We aim to design with a democratic mind-set.
In 2016 I founded Danish Color Board; I’m vice president of Intercolor.
I’m the only designer member of the Care and Fair organisation that is working against child labour in the Indian carpet industry. I have worked on projects for UNIDO and EU. I’m a court-appointed expert in design issues.
I have lectured and led classes on several design schools among those IED / Milano, Seconda Università / Napoli, KADK / Copenhagen and the Design-school / Kolding.

I believe that curiosity and design method is the foundation stone of all innovation.

What: I’m strongly based in the textile expertise. I’m drawn to bridging elements. I implement the characteristics of one thing into a new use.
There is always an uncertainty to innovation. Therefore I base a project partly on well-known knowledge. I create strong partnerships with suitable suppliers and collaborators.
It’s crucial for me to be on eyelevel with all involved and to ensure that all are on the same track.
Once a good base is established I can move into unknown areas with confidence. It’s my pride that the process is smooth.

For who: We do projects for example for
– a fabric company, with or without own production facilities, who wants us to develop a new quality or design a collection of textiles
– a company who want to have textile accessories
– an architect wanting a special fabric for a furniture
– an interior designer wanting carpets for a specific project.

How: Our method begins by getting to know the DNA of the customer – their wishes, needs, practical ambitions – (e.g. do they want their own fabric and design or can we base the project on existing textile qualities; what’s the volume they will need, what are their ambitions regarding sustainability)
Once the frame for the collaboration is defined, we start sketching to delimit the direction in function, aesthetics, practical aspects, etc.
When these aspects are clear, the actual development of the product begins in close collaboration with the customer and all others involved.
We take the task to the point where the customer wants to take over.

When working with trends:
We are rooted in practical knowledge we have gathered from working with textile industries around the world for over than 30 years.
This forms a solid base for researching and detecting trends. We work with a dedicated group of designers from different places in the world.
For more than 15 years we have delivered trends for fashion and interior for colours, yarns, qualities and decoration.
We aim to bridge trends and textiles so we can give the customer information they can transform into fabrics….we don’t use fluffy trend words.
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Our clients from past and present: 

Bassetti, Nordisk Tekstil, Ikea, Organic Company, Flou, Woud, DePadova, Studio Francese, Roberto Fantoccoli, Enka Viscosa, Clerici, Olmetto, Soluzioni Tessili, Naj Oleari, NoaNoa, Ermenegildo Zegna, Agnona, FPR, Faliero Sarti, Stardust, Lenzing, Comitato Moda Italiana, 100 % Knit, Zoom on Trends, Lineapiù, Casalegno Tendaggi, Fede Cheti, ASA Alois, Leutenda, Giber, Kinnasand, Dedar, Fanair, Assia, DePloeg, Mario Cavelli, Fiorete, Borås Cotton, Almedahl, Sancal / designer Luca Nichetto, Imatex, Tappeti Contemporanei, Linie Design, Tisca Italia, Realdania / Interior architect Birgitte Mikkelsen, Novo Nordisk, Warp2knot, KMD / architect Dorte Andersen