Tim Alpen Design

Tim Alpen Design

Tim Alpen started his education in various craft schools all around Sweden but completed his education in furniture design at Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies. Upon graduation he started Tim Alpen Design in Stockholm, while he worked as a teacher at Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies. After two years, Tim chose to devote himself entirely to his own design and built a new office, Alpen Office. Today the office specializes in furniture design, product design and graphic design. Tim Alpen Design is cooperating with several different companies in different product areas, materials and techniques. Alpen Office helps companies with a broader approach to brand building and strategic thinking. Alpen Office is Tim Alpen and two co-workers.

The world is changing, and each project is unique. The starting point is always to find the true essence of the specific project and work with its circumstances. We strive to move forward, improving, finding new ways of solving problems, finding new expressions and ways to see things. Learning from what we have done in the past and bring that knowledge into future projects. Always ask if what we do is right or if it can be done better. As a designer you have a great responsibility and also a great potential to influence future products so that they are produced in a resource and energy efficient way to promote a sustainable environment for the future.

Why complicate things? Simplicity and clarity are good! Start with a core of good feeling and some amount of uniqueness. Look for the main purpose of the product, usage, main function and manufacturing. Then find the materials, functions, key solutions, and manufacturing technology for the product. By being dedicated to the task and to have fun while working, the best outcome will most likely be reached.