True to her Danish roots, simplicity and integrity are trademarks of Nina Tolstrup’s work. A simple and contemporary yet also distinctive aesthetic, combined with the belief in good design for all is a recurring theme in everything she designs.
She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and completed her studies at the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris in 1990. Throughout her entire career, Europe has been Nina Tolstrup’s scene. She has a strong international profile and, among other things, has worked as a concept developer, freelance photographer, head of design and freelance designer. In 2000, she established the London-based design studio StudioMama with her husband and design colleague, Jack. Nina Tolstrup describes herself as an optimist, and finds inspiration in her family. And it is also in the family summer cottage in Seasalter, England, that she likes to be most of all. She is a colourful person who prefers to work with wood. And she has a passionate belief that designs made for real life go a long way to describing her timeless and informal style – also many years from now.