Stephan Hertzog

Stephan Hertzog

Stephan Hertzog established together with Flemming Busk their successful studio busk+hertzog in Denmark in 2000. Today, their recognition goes far beyond Scandinavian borders. Their studio has won more than 80 of the most prestigious international design awards, making them the most award-winning Danish furniture designers of their generation. Several of their designs are part of permanent exhibitions at design museums around the world. busk+hertzog’s design characteristics are sculptural, clean lines and a simple expression with minimal embellishment.

Any decoration usually serves a function or is integral to the furniture. They often get their inspiration from shapes and lines found in nature. Born in Denmark in 1969, Stephan Hertzog comes from a German-Norwegian-Danish background and started his professional career in the garment industry. He graduated from Teko-Center Denmark in 1989 and spent his first years working for Danish clothing manufacturers. In 1992 he took up employment at one of Europe’s largest textile producers as a technical consultant, later as division manager and finally as managing director for Scandinavia. Through his employment he worked closely with some of the fashion industry’s top brands. When Flemming Busk and Stephan Hertzog established their design studio, it was with a very clear vision of being not only innovative and professional but also with the aim of launching a new generation of Danish Designers.

Their successful revitalizing of a Danish Design industry that was mainly based on designs from the 1950’s was recognized in 2008 by the Danish furniture industry who awarded them “The Industry’s Furniture Award”. This was previously given to, among others, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Verner Panton and Jørn Utzon. After having lived several years in London, United Kingdom Stephan Hertzog moved his home in 2015 to Lisbon, Portugal.

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