A strong sense of form and a firm command of materials and techniques are what make Peter Karpf one of today’s most interesting furniture designers. As a leading designer, Karpf has been awarded numerous prizes for his work, which is distinguished by a striking formal clarity and unique simplicity. Simplicity is the main focal point for Karpf’s designs, and he strives constantly to simplify forms without compromising on functionality. Karpf insists on making sure all his solutions work in mass production – which makes his pieces accessible to a large audience.
In 2002, Karpf was awarded the prestigious Bruno Mathsson Prize for his exquisitely finished series of moulded chairs (VOXIA), all distinguished by a personal style and unique design. This series was the result of more than 20 years of tireless work to develop the perfect shape in a single piece.
Karpf’s uncompromising approach can also be seen in the AGITARI chair from 2007 – the designer’s first work produced in cooperation with Fredericia Furniture. This chair is the product of Karpf’s years of pioneering work with patented veneers –a highly innovative effort that resulted in an ultra-thin shell chair offering sublime comfort and perfect support for the natural contours of the body.
Completed training as a cabinetmaker at Fritz Hansen Eft
Trained at Copenhagen’s renowned Kunsthåndværkerskole alongside leading designers such as Grete Jalk, Arne Jacobsen and Piet Hein
Rocket chair exhibited at the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker Festival
Silver Space exhibited at Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Canvas chair exhibited at the Experimental Exhibition, Copenhagen
Spectaculume lamp series exhibited in Gothenburg
Awarded the Forsnäs Prize for the NXT chair
Received the IF Ecology Design Award for the ECO chair
Received the Red Dot Award, Best Selection for the NXT chair
Received the IF Design Award for the OTO chair
Awarded the Bruno Mathsson Prize for the VOXIA series