Ask-Emil Skovgaard is a furniture designer/craftsman. He also builds preproduction prototypes and original sculpture. His workshop is located behind the old vegetable market in Copenhagen, a neighbourhood of small industries, art studios and workshops.

“I believe that many of the forms with which we surround ourselves look the way they do because someone was in a hurry when they made them. Things take time and good things take good time. I like organic furniture that looks as though it was made by nature itself - without stress. Wooden furniture is also warm and obliging. To me, wood is the perfect material because it is so imperfect. It challenges me constantly. No two pieces are ever alike.”