About me

Michael Funch

Born in Fredensborg DK, educated at the European School of Luxembourg, explored my knowledge of design at Den Skandinaviske Designhøjskole in Randers DK and defined myself as a designer by graduating at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

How and why we use materials is important to me and my designs. Materials can reflect so much information or change in our thinking and that inspires me to find new solutions and tell my stories to the consumer. Showing the consumer that simple life can feel like luxury or finding new and meaningful connections between materials is all possible to reflect in the materials, but of course never without a story to tell. The concept always comes first. A design can be beautiful but without the right story as an origin it is meaningless. My concepts always start with a problem or something I see that I can improve upon. And once the concept is defined the inspiration can begin to give the concept its shape.

I have been collecting my knowledge in different places of Europe to broaden my horizon as both a person and as a professional. I believe that this is essential when speaking of trying to understand or trying to learn about people, trying to seek out different situations and trying to come up close to different kind of people which gives you far more experience than reading about them on the internet. Both the European School in Luxembourg, Den Skandinaviske Designhøjskole in Randers DK and the Design Academy Eindhoven have given me experience with a lot of different nationalities and interesting characters. This has made myself quite an international character with lots of people experience and communication skills.

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