I’m a Copenhagen-based independent furniture and product designer. I graduated from the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 2007 and formed my own studio in 2009.

Most of my designs are based upon studies on human behavior. The main objective of my products is to explore and produce beautiful and functional furniture, which addresses the way we live

I try to stay on the innovative side of furniture design, in my studio new furniture categories emerge alongside beautiful and useful objects as a result of continued investigations for excellence. I believe that each object has different problems or issues that they are addressing, with unique purpose and intentions.

 Curriculum vitae

Business experience

2009 - Present Studio Isabel Ahm ApS, Copenhagen

Clients include Hornvarefabrikken, Boxer TV, Fos, Bates/Y&R, Skipper Furniture, BoliaViceroy Hotel, Olo kitchens, feelgoodddesigns.com and many more. 

 

2007 - 2008 CBD A/S, Copenhagen

Industrial designer - user specialist

 

2004 - 2015 Co-founder of the grass root organization Renegade Runners. 

Activities include: exhibition at Kunsthalcharlottenborg, event for Roskilde festival, the "rise & shine" and "we can edit" events. 

 

2007 - ? The Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and Design

Lecturer & tutor working with MA students

 

2006 CBD A/S, Copenhagen

Internship - industrial design

 

2003 - 2004 Kvorning, Copenhagen

Student assistant

 

Education

 

2001 - 2007 the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. 

Department of furniture, design and industrial form

 

2000-2001 Student of the artists Lis Nogel & Thorben Thesander, Copenhagen.

Full time apprentice. 

 

1997-1999 United World College, Wales

International baccalaureate

 

Exhibitions

 

2016 Danish arts and crafts – ways to make - Danish arts and crafts

Bayerske kunstgewerbevereins - munic - Rúna table

 

2016 North Modern Furniture Fair

"skud på stammen"  - the Eldr chair

 

2015 North Modern Furniture Fair

Special projects - Habits sofa

 

2015 Trapholt museum

"skud på stammen"  - the Eldr chair

 

2015 Kongens Lapedarium  

"skud på stammen" - the Eldr chair

 

 2015 Trapholt museum  

"Women in Danish Furniture Design" - the "Off " sofa

 

2014 the Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition

"snedkernes efterårsudstilling" - the "Off" sofa

 

2014 "Talent Street" - design trade

Peggy chair and Rúna table. 

 

2014 3 Days of Design - "dawn" 

Rúna table and Peggy chair

 

2014 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Salone Satellite, Milan.

Rúna table and Peggy chair

 

2013 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Salone Satellite, Milan. 

The Secretary desk and Thursday chair

 

2009 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Salone Satellite, Milan

With the group "no problem".

 

2006 ICFF New York, Stockholm furniture fair, Copenhagen furniture fair ‘felt chair’

 

Grants

Augustinus fonden, statens kunstfond, c.f. Foghts fond, kvindernes byggefond (renegade runners), græsrodsfonden (renegade runners), wikimedia (renegade runners), tuborg fonded (renegade runners).

Awarded for the project "study cell" by the University of Copenhagen. 

Nominated for the innodesign award with the project focus.