Form & Refine was founded in 2018 by Helle Herman Mortensen, Jonas Herman Pedersen and Lasse Lund Lauridsen – based on a common vision to create a value-driven brand that explores materials and preserves our earth and craft cultures through an exceptional design philosophy.
We believe in sustainability by choosing local materials neighboring local workshops and thereby reducing our CO₂footprint. The forest Damsbo on the island of Funen in Denmark is our source of unique and beautiful Danish wood of ash, maple and oak; allowing us to be able to produce locally with the help of skilled craftsmen. The region of Alcobaça in Portugal is our source of clay as well as the ancient pottery techniques used to manufacture our ceramics.
We also believe in social impact and preserving crafts by working with cooperatives and smaller workshops – creating fair and respectful partnerships. Among others, we support a cooperative of alpaca farmers in the highlands of Bolivia through the art of weaving and ancient wisdom.
Materials are our great passion and we are dedicated to finding the purest materials of the highest quality to ensure long-lasting products. We are selective when choosing skilled craftsmen to handle the manufacturing of our products. We truly believe that this is best found in the nation of origin of the materials. This is why we pass on the processing of the materials to dedicated skills in their respective countries. The pride for the materials and craftsmanship is reflected in our products’ expression and quality.
We are socially responsible creating fair and respectful partnerships. And we believe in connecting worlds through appreciation, social projects and good design.
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