PERFECTION IS ACHIEVED NOT WHEN THERE IS NOTHING MORE TO ADD, BUT WHEN THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO TAKE AWAY.
Pia and Ulrik are the creative mindes and problemsolvers behind dot aarhus. The products have come from the idea of solving everyday challenges, like where to put your glasses so that they are safe, and you can easily find them again. Where do you store your beautiful finger rings so they do not end up on the bottom of the jewelry box? Or where does the man take off his treasured watch when he’s in the shower? It is solved by Nosey, Keeper and Time-off from dot aarhus, beautifully and practical.
– We love wood and we love design, however it was not in the cards that we should become designers and start our own company. We started our relationship while working together and we think it makes sense to come back to that, even after starting a family. – Pia
dot aarhus‘ design is at once masculine and elegant, highlighting the cooperation that takes place between Pia and Ulrik. The design process starts with Ulrik and ends with Pia.
dot aarhus‘ design is true to the Nordic style, yet with a twist. The mission is to create design that lasts, makes sense, and has function.
It all started in February 2016, when we exhibitet at Formland for the first time. We where chosen for the Nordic Buzz area, among 90 other upcoming designers. We meet a lot of people and some interesting agreements where made.
When we went back to Formland that year, for the Fall/Autum fair, it was with an appointment to see one of the byers from MoMA designstore, who had contactet us a couple of month earlier. We now have a contract with MoMA, and are still selling our designs in the three MoMA designstores in Manhattan.
Before it really began
Ulrik has always been creative, but up intil a couple of years ago, only with drawing. When a buddy dropped of a lathe in our workshop, the deire to work with his sketches, however shifted. After a couple of weeks in the basement, the first dot aarhus products saw the light.