David Thulstrup is an architect and designer with a refined yet diverse approach to interiors and architecture intertwining classic aesthetics with a modern design language. He is the founder and creative director of Studio David Thulstrup in Copenhagen.

Since setting up the studio ten years ago, he has completed an extensive portfolio of local and international projects, ranging from new residential architecture to restaurant, retail, hotel and furniture design. David won international acclaim and multiple awards for the interiors of the two Michelin-starred Noma restaurant in Copenhagen. Completed in 2018, it was lauded for its high level of complexity and unity of layered spaces, refined use of raw materials, craft and comfort, and for its embodiment of stedsans, a Danish expression for a sense of place.

At the heart of David’s practice is a belief in the beauty of diverse materials. He is renowned for using materials honestly and in unexpected combinations to create spaces of striking simplicity and character. Treating all projects holistically, David approaches each new project with curiosity about the client’s needs, about the project itself, and about the potential for using new materials and techniques.

Describing his style as ‘modern simplicity’ – he rethinks and reworks elements such as light, color, form and material to create pared-back and often bold design solutions for sometimes-complex requirements.

Working with him in the studio is an internationally diverse team of architects, interior designers, product designers, lighting specialist, 3D visualizer and material experts. The studio is based in a naturally lit space in an industrial building in east Amager.

Before setting up his own practice, David worked on residential, commercial and institutional projects for Jean Nouvel in Paris from 2003-2006, and on luxury retail store projects for Peter Marino in New York in 2007-2008.

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