Over the past 25 years in which Mia Lagerman has worked as a furniture designer, she has been able to position herself as a key player on the design scene. Mia has lived in Copenhagen since 1993, was born, raised and educated in both Stockholm and Copenhagen. She is an incarnate Scandinavian who believes in quality, functionality and aesthetics.
My design moves around a Scandinavian aesthetic simplicity and an understanding of material and production; both in mass production and in small editions. Mia Lagerman's work in the field between art and design also comes to the fore in her portfolio of new designs where you see a perceptive mixture of furniture for mass production, and experimental furniture.
The fact that Mia Lagerman is an esteemed name is made visible by, for example, the invitation to the competition in 2011 to decorate the Finn Juhl hall in the UN building in New York. Mia was one of the five selected designers who had to rethink the layout of the hall and design new furniture for the space.The year after, Mia Lagerman became the chairperson for Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling (Carpenters' Autumn Exhibiton), which is an experimental platform for newly qualified as well as recognised designers and architects who cooperate every year with a manufacturer to create an innovative piece of furniture.
That the Danish-Swedish designer never rests on earlier successes is highlighted by the above and her recently acquired Master's degree from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.