They both graduated from the Danish Design School on the line for ceramics and glass, where they met and bonded both friendship and business ties in a mutual enthusiasm for good craftsmanship and unique products. Based on this, since 2002 they have traveled around the globe to hand-pick exciting designs for Stilleben and at the same time show the way to new 'trends & classics' in both their own products and in designs for large Danish designer brands - such as the Omaggio vase for Kähler.
Ditte Reckweg & Jelena Schou Nordentoft have a grip on the otherwise flighty term 'time spirit'. With a safe hand they have created a business around Stilleben, which is both their designer name and their interior stores in Copenhagen. Stilleben is highlighted by international media for being a unique shopping destination with a personally selected mix of handmade ceramics, textiles, unique products, accessories, furniture and poster art.