Egeværk is founded and owned by furniture makers Mette Bentzen and Lasse Kristensen. The designers are based in Hundested, Denmark and are united by their dedication to the finest woodwork, an exploration of their craft, and a strong and stubborn will to push boundaries. Their furniture pieces represent an investigation into the relationship between function, shape, craft and art. The gentle curve and flow present in their designs demonstrates the expertise of the makers in working with their material.
Kristensen (1985) and Bentzen (1978) were both trained at the esteemed PP Furniture; a Danish joinery since 1953 famous for its large portfolio of modern Danish furniture. Kristensen went on to win the Danish as well as the Nordic championship in cabinetmaking; and later represented Denmark in the World Cup in Japan. Kristenesen was a recipient of the Mærsk grant and the Poul & Gurli Madsen’s grant given by Her Majesty the Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and which enabled his studies in Japan at Hinoki Kogei with Tadanori Tozawa.