He is a ‘wood’ man through and through, and has a passion for furniture design that it is hard to match. After many years of designing furniture of wood, Mogens Holmriis’ love of its properties and aesthetic potential still continues to grow.
This passionate ‘wood’ man was born in Bjerringbro, Denmark in 1955, qualified as a cabinetmaker in 1974 and as an architect from the School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark, in 1985. As head of design at Skagerak he left a strong imprint on a whole string of popular furniture designs. Mogens Holmriis has always had a love of wood and a capacity to gain inspiration from the diversity of life. And a love of both wood and diversity are well to the fore in his two shops in Aarhus and Ebletoft, Denmark. The shops named Huset Holmriis are his absolute favourite places to be. Here he does what he has loved doing for many years and still loves – advises and guides customers about designs. For talking with people about quality designs is where Mogens Holmriis is really on his home pitch. It is here things combine to form a harmonious whole, and he can enthuse about products of a such high quality and values that they can be used for generations.