WELLING/LUDVIK

Published
04.01.2017
”The fundamentals should be re-thought”. Hee Welling (Denmark) and Gudmundur Ludvik (Iceland) are contributing to the renewal of environmentally friendly design centered around the personal experience.

The Industrial design of Welling/Ludvik aim to achieve the best possible solution as seen from a number of different perspectives. Comfort, materials, construction, pricing and environment are all defining factors in this approach to design, which also relate to the contemporary state of technology and challenges to society. Welling/Ludvik always seek to maximize the potential of modern manufacturing in their designs.

“Knowing your goal from the beginning is the key to maintaining artistic freedom while adapting to the technical aspects of production.”

The design of Welling/Ludvik is defined by a pure aesthetic, stripping away the redundant and letting each detail serve a functional purpose. These are traditional virtues of Scandinavian design, which the duo reinvigorate for the present day market using modern materials and production technology.

“Good design never loses its ability to be interesting, even when reduced to its most simple form.”

Hee Welling and Gudmundur Ludvik both have deep roots in the Scandinavian design and crafts tradition. They met at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen and have since been sharing a studio. In 2010 they founded Welling/Ludvik to combine their efforts and improve their design even further.

Hee Welling has a degree in furniture design from DDS. At the turn of the millennium Hee founded his own studio, which quickly became internationally renowned. Gudmundur Ludvik has a background as a carpenter and a sculptor from The Icelandic Academy of Arts. He also holds a degree in furniture design from DDS.

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Pato is a series of dining, bar and office chairs based on a one piece shell from injection moulded PP plastic with various bases.

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The chair also comes fully upholstered or with an upholstered seat.

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The edge around the shell is angled to improve comfort for back and legs.

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Portrait of Hee Welling and Gudmundur Ludvik

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Pato is a result of cooperation with manufacturer Fredericia.

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Less is a stackable dining chair in powder coated aluminium.

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The seat and back frames are made from die-cast aluminium with legs in aluminium tube.

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Mesa is a dinner- and conference table system with a frame construction in powder coated die-cast aluminum and extruded aluminium. The tabletop comes with a laminate or linoleum surface. Mesa is a result of cooperation with manufacturer Fredericia.

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The seat of Area stool is reinforced, powder coated aluminum sheet with legs in either solid wood or aluminum tube. The stool comes in various colors and can also function as a side table both indoor and outdoor. Area table stool is a result of cooperation with manufacturer Caneline.

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Cut includes stools and tables made from a laser cut aluminium sheet, that are welded and finally powder coated. It is created and assembled in a way that optimizes the use of material. It can be used indoor and outdoor. Cut is a result of cooperation with manufacturer Caneline.

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Lagoon is a fully upholstered modular sofa with a plinth and base in solid wood.

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The chaiselong module has an integrated storage unit and a moveable tray. Lagoon is a result of cooperation with manufacturer Erik Jørgensen.