Louise Campbell was born in Copenhagen in 1970, and she was the daughter of an English mother and a Danish father. She grew up in both countries and she was also educated in both countries as well. She graduated from the London College of Furniture in 1992 with her Bachelors with Honours, then she returned to Denmark to continue her studies in Industrial Design at Denmark’s Design School, she later graduated from there in 1995. She started her own design studios in 199
6, and since then she has been working on her own ever since.
Her main focus has been on lighting and furniture design, but her overall studio is constantly intensifying in the areas of product and interior design. Louise Campbell’s work can only be described as experimental, playful, innovative, and confident, and she is steadily gaining a reputation as a “twister” of sorts, as she twist not only everyday objects and scenarios, but also twists materials and production processes in totally new and interesting directions. Louise Campbell’s works have an unusual edge as the mixture of her femininity and her Scandinavian rationalism roots, together with her dual nationality is just exactly the formula for great designs.
Her works contrast themselves as well as each other and that is exactly the point that keeps her returning to work all the time. “The Prince Chair” which is manufactured by HAY, is a complete combination of very intimate individual expression with very high, techno savvy production methods. Her interesting waiting rooms with the “Leave your Mark” attribute, where visitors are encouraged to rage and rid themselves of any negative emotion by physically carving their way through the furniture assembled there. She also turned a truly hectic and chaotic Danish Minister of Culture’s front office into a comfortable and calm décor. It so pleasing to its workers that the workflow became more efficient and everyone felt the understanding that was her design.
Louise and her studio has a long clientele list that includes a very eclectic group of business and individuals, and some of those names are Royal Copenhagen, Stelton, Holmegaard, Louis Poulsen, Interstop, Zanotta, and Muuto just to name a few. She also curates, designs, and organizes exhibitions, and she is apart of many councils and boards aimed at making Denmark better, and improving the arts. She has also received many awards over the past years: Erik Herl's Award “Bo BedreMagazine 'Element' Design” (1999), “Thorvald Bindesbøll” Medal (2007), “The Good Design” Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, “Bruno Mathsson” Award, Wallpaper Magazine’s “Interiors Maverick” Award (2006), “Bo BedreMagazine Designer of the Year Award” (2005), “The Finn Juhl Architectural Award” (2004), “IF Gold medal Award” for Campbell Pendant, The State Arts Council Award for "Bille goes Zen” (2003), and the “Red Dot” Design Award.
She is a strong designer and artist that could tackle any problem across the board, as she will definitely take the problem and twist it completely until it obeyed. She has a lot of great designs and exhibitions left in her and she will surely amaze us still.