Mona Henriksen is a furniture designer and founder of Lindebjerg Design. Having run her own interior shop for years, she started Lindebjerg Design in 2011, now designing vitrines and tables.
‘I’ve always found furniture fascinating. Even though it serves a practical purpose, like storage, it’s much more than that. It can affect the atmosphere in a room simply by how it looks. As though it has its own personality.’
Mona’s choice of quality has always been: clothes and furniture manufactured in Denmark. Her daughter was dressed in clothes from well-known Danish brands, using quality textiles and wool. Her TV and stereo were from Bang & Olufsen; her stoneware from Danish potters and wooden tables from Danish carpentry workshops were at the same time the few investments she made for her home.
Back in the days, in her social circle, these selective choices were not uncommon. Generally, it was a trend that marked a great generation. Within interior design, the focus was based on the mantra ‘less is more’. These choices and beliefs have always had an impact on her choice of furniture. Today, it is still a main nerve and expressed in her choice of interior in her home and she also believes it is a trend that characterises society today.
‘People of today are conscious consumers to whom the culture of ‘use and throw away’ is a thing of the past, and investment in design, quality and durability is part of their mindset. I want to contribute to that attitude and mindset through my design’
During the years, she has developed the corporate concept for Lindebjerg Design. New models, colors and lines have been created. The colors are matched so that they stay within the color palette associated with the Nordic interior style. The furniture – both vitrines and tables – is not designed to be used for just a couple of years or until the next fashion trend sets in. It is designed as an everlasting piece of furniture and created to last for generations.