Thor Høy, born 1975, has worked as an in-house jewellery designer for world-renowned and exclusive jewellery and lifestyle brand Georg Jensen, and as an in-house product designer for Rosendahl Design Group, one of the most well-known design houses in Scandinavia and owner of such iconic brands as Holmegaard, Kaj Bojesen, Kähler, Rosendahl and more.
These days, balancing his time between a position as Head Of Design at Spring Copenhagen and creating industrial designs, furniture, Jewellery, and product design for various customers.
Originally a carpenter by education, Thor Høy maintains a special place in his heart for wood. Through years of work, however, and by way of a degree in production technology, he has acquired experience across a wide range of materials and production processes.
Thor Høy comes from a family of artists, art historians, architects, textile makers, ceramists, authors, and scientists – he created his first chair, out of a shopping cart, at age eleven, and his first series of lamps at seventeen.
My work intersects various physical design disciplines from jewellery, furniture and tableware to lighting and industrial design, allowing them all to pollinate and inform each other.
Operating since 2016, my studio provides design work to various international design brands and businesses.
I am a deeply committed and passionate person and I take great pride in combining my creativity and my craftsmanship to create useful and beautiful products.
My approach to design is rooted in a modernistic Nordic design tradition, adding a poetic twist, a bit of piracy, a dose of practicality and a keen eye for both shape and cost.
New ideas are just old knowledge combined in new ways – this is why it is important to be diverse, complex, industrious and curious. I am not afraid of asking silly questions and provide controversial answers, and I never quit before the race is run.
A product should be unobtrusive and the design must be properly balanced. If it is cumbersome or annoying to use, it will automatically become less attractive to the eye of the user. Great design strikes at the heart of the balance between functionality, appearance and sustainability.
This balance is what I strive to accomplish with every single design I create
Designing / Creating / Product Developing / Lighting / Jewellery / Furniture / Accessorize / Audio / Products /… Dreaming / Outside and inside boxes / Playing / Brainstorming / Inspiration / Innovation / Invention / Eye for shape /…Creative taskforce / Design Thinking / Creative Intervention / Nudging / Design for life / Asking stupid questions /… Listening / Investigation / Registration / Benchmarking / Serious / Market analysis / Specification / Deadlines / Milestones / Timelines / Eye for cost / Meetings / Logic / … ProtoTyping / MockUps / Hand sketches / Renderings / Cardboard Models / Bandsaw / Milling / Hammer&Nails / Glue / Duct tape / chewing gum / … Wood / Steel / Silver / Gold / Glas / Fabric / Plastics / Concrete / Composite / Leather / Aluminum / Plaster / … SolidWorks / Rhino / RhinoGold / T-spline / Mudbox / Illustrator / Photoshop / 3D Max / Inventor / Indesign / Magics / Sketchup / … 3D printing / 3D milling / 3D Scanning / Lasercutting / … Sustainability / Reuse / Upcycling / Cradle to cradle / Better quality / Environmental responsebility / Life cycle analysis / Total cost analysis / economically viable / meaningful / longevity / always curious / true passion