Kerstin Kongsted


Kerstin Kongsted

Arkitektskolen Aarhus


My name is Kerstin Kongsted and I am an Architect. I work in the fields of furniture and product design, spacial design, food design and graphic design.

I am accomplished at concept and idea development, as well as setting goals for myself and my designs. I find inspiration in a multitude of things, sometimes this inspiration has a history and a background, other times it comes to me impulsively. My nature, both personally and professionally, is to be curious and impulsive, searching for new things. I am always on the lookout for new projects to sink my teeth into and challenge, expand and sharpen my abilities. I am both capable working in a group, which I have done on many occasions, but I also enjoy working on projects by myself.
I relish simple design, where the message being delivered is clean and understandable, but at the same time served with a little twist. The functionality should be inherently apparent, yet at the same time there is an undeniable excitement in challenging the user to think for themselves.


2014: Cand.arch, Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Studio MAD
2010: Bachelor, Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Studio Design
2007: Aarhus Kunstskole, Byhøjskolen
2005: Student from Randers Statsskole


2012: Internship at Design Studio Arabeschi di Latte in Milan, It


Professionel Experience
2014: In collaboration with Contec Prefab A/S I am working on taking my final project "et spisestel" into production
2014: Interior planning for Hørning Ungdomsklub in collaboration with Architect Kaja Skytte
2011-now:A member of the creative association RUNDKANT.
2012: Internship at Design Studio Arabeschi di Latte in Milan, Italy
2010-12: Co-founder and designer at KongstedLindholm Jewelry.


Awards and Grants
2014: Received the Vola Grant (15.000kr) for my Final project "et spisestel"
2012: Nominated for "Danish Talent Award 2012" at Danish Design Center

2011: 1 OF 3 FINALIST , The Golden Fur Pin, Kopenhagen Fur - Homeware. Design: Doyley
2011: WINS 1st. price, Competition for eBay & Boblr, Smartphone App - Who wants pants. Made in collaboration with Software Developer Kristian Kongsted and Andreas Ohn who studied Information Technology

2014: RIBA - exhibition, Final project "et spisestel", Arkitektskolen Aarhus
2014: RUNDKANT, Body Container, Formland
2013: DOT (Design on Tour), Arkitektskolen Aarhus at DMY, Berlin
2013: RUNDKANT, Body Container, Trapholt Museum
2012: Studio MAD, Lasercut chair, Formland
2012: Danish Talent Award, Chain, Danish Design Center
2012: Kvinde Kend din Kropsholder/RUNDKANT, Body Container, Carlsberg
2012: The Golden Fur Pin - Kopenhagen Fur, Doyley, Illum/Vesthimmerlands Museum/Trapholt/Utzon Center/Normann Copenhagen/Spinderihallerne/TEKO


Concept development, prototyping, Experimenting with materials, aesthetic eye, building onto others ideas, understanding of a space, product design, graphic design