Salto + Sigsgaard
Kasper Salto (1967) born in Copenhagen. Graduated cabinet making in 1988, followed by the Danish Design school (1994). As a student he worked for designer Rud Thygesen, a famous Danish designer in the field of furniture. At that time he met Peter Staerk: their friendship would have a deep influence on his professional life. In 1997, he designed the Runner chair for Peter Staerk who made the chair famous in Denmark, but also abroad. In 1998, he got he's own studio. Salto has received a number of design awards for his work, lately the The Furniture Prize 2003, Engelhardts Mindelegat 2005, Lis Ahlmanns hæderslegat 2008 and last The Finn Juhl Prize 2010.
Thomas Sigsgaard (1966) born in Copenhagen. Graduated from The Royal Academy of fine arts in 1995. Employed at PLH architects from 1995 – 1998, and Vilhelm Lauritzen architects from 1998 – 2001. Teaching at DIS (Danish International Study program), architecture and design program, from 2001 – 2006.
Since 2003 Kasper and Thomas have worked together, from their studio in Copenhagen. They believe design is a tool for making better products for as many people possible. "When we acknowledge that there are many ways to solve a problem, the 'way' to the result is the essence in which to understand the solution. And because we always define and refine our "way to the result" then we have a good chance of making things better: "design is to take something and make it better".