Design duo Due & Trampedach
Due & Trampedach is a collaboration between the designers Birgitte Due Madsen & Jonas Trampedach, both graduates from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. They won Best Upcoming Designer at Bolig Awards in 2011 in Denmark and they also received the prestigious European iF Design Award in 2014. They both live and work in Copenhagen, where the team is a part of Danish MUNK Collective. Together they have designed the completely silent and straightforward clock Time, made of powder coated perforated aluminium.
Please tell us a bit about yourselves.
Around 2006 we met each other at the workshops of Denmark’s Design School and quickly began working together on various projects. With different backgrounds to our profession we found that we both complimented each other well and at the same time challenged each other, in such a way that we began working in fields that were new to both of us. Soon after we both had graduated, we began collaborating with Danish ceramics manufacturer Kähler.
You won Best Upcoming Designer in Denmark, 2011, congratulations! Did this help kick start your career?
Perhaps our career was not exactly kick started by it, but it was a really nice appreciation that assured us that we were on the right track.
You also won the prestigious European iF award in 2014. How would you describe that experience?
We won the iF award for a project we did with Kähler, a multifunctional piece of ceramic furniture; coffee table, stool and storage. It started out more as an experiment than an actual project intended for mass production. As the project evolved, we saw it had potential and when it was launched it was a success, much to Kählers surprise.
Tell us about your design Time.
We looked at some flat materials that contained patterns, like cane wicker and perforated steel. We liked that the materials had their recognisability and graphic qualities but also the fact that they could work as dials of a clock, pointing out some the numbers. We exhibited our prototypes with Danish Design Makers and after dialogue with Hans Peter Munk we decided to collaborate with MUNK Collective on the project.
Find their piece Time at www.munkcollective.com