Maria Bruun Design is a furniture and design studio founded by Maria Bruun, Cand. Design, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The studio offers full creative direction, furniture and interior design services.

(b. 1984)
MA 2012, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts,
School of Design. Copenhagen.

Design is curiosity, respect and care, which at the same time pushes the boundaries of how we understand our space and the objects we surround ourselves with. The goal is always to develop designs and furniture with aesthetic consideration for time and place that contribute more than the purely functional.
The users are inextricably linked to the designed objects – like everyday scenography, as design becomes part of the individual’s understanding of self. Design raises the questions: Who are you in relation to your surroundings? How does the form and material relate to your mind and body? How do you fit into the whole? That is what Maria Bruun centres her outlook on when working with furniture and interior design.

Maria Bruun is a trained furniture designer from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Design School, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she works with furniture, interiors and exhibitions at the junction between the artistic and commercial, insisting that one does not exclude the other.

Maria Bruun joins a long-standing Danish design tradition. With sincere respect for classic Danish furniture design, Maria builds on this foundation in an innovative approach, and creates her designs in close dialogue with skilled craftsmen. In may 2022 Bruun was awarded the Wegner Prize, for her collaborative methods and approach to design.

In 2021, Maria Bruun was awarded the prestigious Danish Finn Juhl Prize. Maria Bruun was also the first furniture designer to be included in the two-year work grant ‘Young artistic Elite’ from the Danish Arts Foundation (2019-2020). In 2018, Bruun was nominated for the Dezeen Awards ‘New Designer of the Year’. In 2015, she was admitted as a member of the Danish Artists Society. In 2014, Maria Bruun won the Danish Design Awards “Design of the Year”. Her works have been shown at renowned museums such as Design Museum in London and Designmuseum Denmark. Most recently, she presented the total installation ‘Reflected Surroundings’ on the acclaimed art and design platform Design Miami Basel.

For commissions, further information or feedback, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Maria Bruun
+45 5129 7820

Portrait: Benita Marcussen
Website: Studio Atlant
with support from the Danish Arts Foundation