Theo Zizka

Prior to studying abroad, I wanted to be an industrial designer, and I chose the Danish Institute for Study Abroad simply to add furniture to my repertoire. However, I fell unpredictably in love with chair design and therefore spent my entire thesis investigating seating, materials, and furniture.

I no longer want to design for industrial production — I want to work on my craftsmanship to try and achieve the level of craft I witnessed throughout Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. The projects that I have planned for the coming years stem from the same honest materials, joinery, and aesthetics that I fell in love with while studying abroad.

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