I’m a textile designer and trend researcher. Since I founded Studio MLR in1986 in Milan, I have designed textiles and helped interior and fashion textile companies all over the world in different ways. 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.
At Studio MLR we aim to make long-lasting design and quality products, to develop sustainable solutions. We intent to create solutions that are good for the planet and people, so everything is properly done; it shows in processes and products. We aim to design with a democratic mind-set.
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.
In 2021 I received the Danish Design Council’s Honorary Award and was finalist to Danish Design Award.
In 2016 I founded Danish Color Board; I’m 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 and courses 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 work with mills, coverters, furniture and garments brands, fiber producers – mostly on large scale. Our main focus is sustainability, so we love to deal with any company working from fiber and onwards.

How: Our method begins by getting to know the DNA of the customer – listen to their wishes, needs, practical ambitions, visions –
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 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 customer to give useful information ….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