Although neither Holly nor Bjarke hail from New York, the husband-wife team draws inspiration from the Big Apple--and their world travels. Bjarke is a native of Copenhagen, Denmark, and an architect with a long-standing passion for product design. Holly is a native of Philadelphia with a range of interests from architecture to freelance writing. Now Williamsburg, Brooklyn, locals, Holly and Bjarke strive to design products that serve as solutions to everyday problems. Their innovative Plant Design Studio pieces reflect their shared environmental consciousness, modern aesthetic, and whimsical sense of humor.
Holly and Bjarke’s work also reflects an investment in community and commitment to social responsibility. All Plant Design products are made in New York State in an effort to support local manufacturing and give much-needed work to small fabrication businesses. Their spice kits are bottled by adults with physical and mental disabilities at the BKLYN UNLTD workshop, a Brooklyn nonprofit dedicated to offering valuable work experience to the underemployed.