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Talented duo Meyer-Lavigne has created one of the most unique and interesting collection of ceramics we’ve seen in a long time. We’ve shared with you their colorful and cheerful style and products last March, and we are very happy to feature an exclusive profile of the Kristine Meyer and Sabine Lavigne. Enjoy!
Tell us more about your label Meyer-Lavigne. Where did it all started?
We met each other 15 years ago before entering the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. We immediately felt connected and have not stopped talking since. Meyer-Lavigne is situated in the old Meatpacking District of Copenhagen that is now a melting pot of designers, architects, photographers, galleries, gastronomic trendsetters, etc.
We mainly design a wide variety of products for the home, all in different materials, but we do have a special love for ceramic. Next to our work as interior designers, we also work as interior stylists for different design magazines.
Any special projects at the moment?
We have just launched our new Flower me happy pots in Paris at Maison & Objet. We have created a little family of flower pots and vases as a little celebration of nature and an appreciation of life. The flower pots and vases are intended as a reminder to be present in the here-and-now and to remember to appreciate everyday life. Because everyday life makes up most of life, and life does not last forever. The flower pots have their own individual personalities, and their hairdo changes with the plants you put in. See pictures of them on our website www.meyerlavigne.dk
See our catalogue here: http://issuu.com/meyer-lavigne/docs/flower_me_happy_eng_issuu
Best thing about being a designer:
To have a job that feels like playing is like a miracle, and we often tell each other that this is not only a dream. We are so grateful that we are able to do the thing we love most, namely to create.
You, in three words:
Playful, positive and creative
What inspires you?
We get inspired by many different things and sometimes we do not even realize that something we saw and felt was the breeding ground for a new idea or product until afterwards. We draw on humor, the quirky and offbeat, the unpredictable, the graphic world, the personal story and inspiration from blogs.
These are all the things we love, and share on our blog www.meyerlavigne.blogspot.com
How would you describe your style?
Our trademark is our focus on the decorative and the unique expression. It is most important to us that our designs always add something distinctive and personal and a story has been told. We believe that living in a society such as ours, we need to surround ourselves with things that have been created with the infusion of time, craftsmanship and spirit.
“I’m at my most creative when…”:
We are at our most creative when we brainstorm together and when we start working seriously :0)
Best thing(s) about Scandinavia:
The four seasons, which gives room for different moods. A warm and light summer night spent with friends and family, a cool winter morning with crisp snow, all the green in the spring and the powerful storms in the autumn.
Olaf Hayek www.olafhajek.com – We love his world of imagination and sensuality. His color combinations and the many details.
Natalie Lete www.nathalie-lete.com – We are drawn to her naïve and childish universe, and her cute motives.
Donna Wilson www.donnawilson.com – Her designs are graphic and colorful, and always have that little quirky twist that we love.
Scandinavian tradition(s) you love:
We love the feeling for the material, and the love and experience of craftsmanship.
To light lots of candles in the wintertime and to stay out late in the summer.
Favorite travel spot:
Paris and New York
You, in five years:
We have been able to continue the road we are on now. Lots of new products and even more on its way.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever received:
Believe in it!