Functional, exquisite and innovative design are the basic elements behind the ideas from one of Scandinavia’s strongest designer duos, Karina Mencke and Marcus Vagnby. As the third generation of a recognised designer family, from his childhood Marcus has been inspired by both his father and grand-father’s sketches and works. He tried out many of his creative ideas using Lego bricks and drawings, underneath the tables in his childhood home. Karina Mencke’s German roots meant that she began her design work in Germany, including the design of large metal sculptures. Later, like Marcus Vagnby, she trained as an industrial designer at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Design. Marcus Vagnby has also studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Architecture.