enki magazine | December 2019
If you haven’t already got your December copy of enki magazine here’s their interview with Steve Brüün
What was the first object you ever made and loved?
When I was ten years old, I made a Balsa wood aeroplane. I remember it was a real labour of love, carefully cutting out all the pieces and gluing it together. That was definitely the starting point of my journey to where I am now.
In what ways does your work let you be creative/imaginative and think outside the box?
I’ve always been influenced by Scandinavian design, maybe that’s because of my Norwegian heritage.
I’m always looking at the way things are made, detailed and shaped, and that might be a rural Swedish hut to a Loui Paulson lamp. I’m interested in texture. The feel of a piece is important to me. It might sound a bit weird but I often find myself running my hand along a shape or surface to get feedback. Is the finish good enough, is the form helping the overall design?What I love most about working with wood, is that each piece of timber is entirely unique – the smell, the grain, the feel of it and its versatility. How can you not want to be creative
What do you hope your designs bring to other people’s homes?
It’s my hope that my clean and considered design aesthetic will add a touch of Nordic chic and joy to any home.
What joy is there the be found in the simplicity of handmade Christmas decorations?
For me Christmas decorations are all about simplicity and I tend to stay away from anything overly glittery or gaudy. This year I’ve to turned my hand and created something new. A trio of Nordic style trees – perfect for the minimalist who wants to create a subtle, elegant and festive look.
A BIT ABOUT STEVE
Steve first trained as a cabinetmaker developing his own style and learning invaluable lessons that would stand him in good stead for the future. He is known for his meticulous attention to detail and methodical approach to his work. Now with over 20 years of experience, he designs and make kitchens, furniture and useful everyday items for the home.