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Mads Odgård

Mads Odgård

Designer of Cross

Functional, celebrated design

Describing himself as a ‘less is more man’, celebrated designer Mads Odgård (1960) is all about simplicity. His minimalist style and practical approach have earned him international acclaim: he has won several prestigious awards, including the German Design Council Award and Red Dot Germany. He graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark’s Design School and the Swiss Art Centre of Europe. Bringing more than 30 years of experience in his own design studio to the table, his designs are logical and joyful. His motto: ‘keep it simple and the earth liveable’. For Manutti, he created the functional and ageless Cross chair.