"Just walk in the door, and we'll engage you," says Nancy Bendtsen, owner of Inform Interiors with her partner (and acclaimed designer) Niels Bendtsen, "We'll tell you about one piece, we'll tell you about ten. We're very passionate."
We asked her to talk about some of her favorite designers of the moment.
While she names a few exciting members of the design world today (old favorites and new ones), she emphasizes that it's best to go in and discover something new for yourself. "Sit down. Some things look comfortable and are, some things look comfortable and aren't," she continues, "Just feel, open doors, ask "how does this work?. Play. Have fun."
And do as Nancy does: "I don't look with my head, I look with my heart."
"He is probably the best industrial and interior designer in the world today. He did the Bvlgari Hotel in London and Milan.He's very intelligent and prolific. He's not glamorous. He produces beautiful things. I'm always keen to see what he's done, keen to see how he does it. His stuff sits well, is beautifully made. He works with amazing factories. It's very hard to come close to perfection when you are talking about furniture. I would call his work discreet perfection."
"He's amazing. He always works from the lightsource out and is always looking for new light sources. He uses a lot of Organic LEDs right now. Working from the light source out allows him a certain poetry in the work that is really stunning. He is also really great at working with young designers. His work is always interesting and fun."
"These are made of little glass beads. This is a lady from Brooklyn, New York. She's a craftsperson in a way, but this stuff is just incredibly beautiful."
"We found this last year in Paris. At the moment, the British are doing the most amazing textile designs. They're not like anything else. I can almost just feel that that's where they're from. What these girls have made all in Britain, all using old looms, creating amazing weaving techniques. The stuff hit the stores three weeks ago and we sold out in four days. It's so exciting. We were able to scoop up a few more pieces."