On The Radar: Henrik Vibskov

On The Radar: Henrik Vibskov

On The Radar: Henrik Vibskov

Henrik Vibskov is a polymath artist and designer, whose namesake brand is but a part of a larger creative influence he has internationally

Henrik Vibskov is a polymath artist and designer, whose namesake brand is but a part of a larger creative influence he has internationally

Photography: Rasmus Luckmann

Text: Mathias Rosenzweig

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“You could say the Nordic countries are kind of small and spread out, with lots of landscapes and whatnot. So historically, we’ve always been a bit challenged to look abroad and not only focus on, you could say, inland. I don’t know if I would call myself a typical Scandinavian designer. For the last 20 years, I’ve been very keen on colors. When I started, that was for sure not a thing. You could say there was quite a bit of conservatism. But I like colors and I like chaos.

Designer Henrik Vibskov photographed with muse: Farshad Farzankia

In terms of what I’m excited about, well, the challenge is materials. Here in the Nordic countries, we have a big sustainable focus, which is incredibly important. When I’m showing in Paris, it’s unsustainable. I was educated at St. Martin’s 20 years ago, and you could say the whole focus was on shapes, on how things look, structures and things like that. Now, everything is about the material.”

—Henrik Vibskov

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