Danish designer Jacob Plejdrup began his career in furniture and interior design in 1991. In 2009, Jacob and his wife Ann Plejdrup founded dk3 to design furniture that combines natural aesthetics with pure and timeless design. Jacob’s design approach is influenced by his multicultural life in Denmark, England, Germany and Switzerland and with his designs, he moves the beauty of nature indoors as minimalistically as possible. This design vision was embodied in the dk3_3 table, which was launched in 2009 as one of the first plank tables on the Scandinavian market and played a major role in the birth and establishment of dk3. Jacob’s passion for wood is evident in all his works, and he constantly aims to highlight rather than hide the natural characteristics of the tree. To him the natural structure of each individual plank is a kind of treasure making the final piece of furniture unique.
Christian Troels graduated from Kolding School of Design in 2012. A versatile product designer who works across several categories from bicycles and toys to electric cars, he is a master of both conceptual and technical design with a characteristic playful approach. After finishing his studies, Christian worked at the LEGO Group Concept Lab in Billund, creating new concepts for LEGO. “I always strive to give to my products some characteristic features and personality that will make them stand out from the crowd,” he says. “Working with new fields and continuing to learn are very motivating factors for me, and naturally having fun along the way.” Today Christian Troels has his own design studio in Copenhagen.