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Nathalie Schwer

Jury member for the Interior Space Architecture category, 2020 edition

Originally from Copenhagen, Nathalie Schwer has been a nomadic spirit since childhood, traveling to many parts of the world. She studied interior design in Barcelona, a specialization that she later pursued in New York. Although she has recently re-established in her hometown, she kept the same cult of travel, completing projects in Milan, Paris, London or wherever she is offered a challenge. "I’ve always liked to travel. My father is Irish, but my family lived in South Africa for a while, so I always explored the world. And so I realized that to practice your passion in so many places and to know a lot of beauties and characters, of talented people, is exactly what I want”, says the artist. "My apartment in Copenhagen is full of beautiful pieces, some new and some old, that make me feel happy and, at the same time, grounded. And precisely because I move between so many spaces, I travel so much, it is important for me to have my own place that I can return to that brings me back to earth and keeps my feet planted firmly on the ground. It helps me regain my balance, it gives me back my  energy.”
Even though she studied interior architecture, she soon found that her heart wasn’t in the detail and strict rules of architecture. " I prefer doing a more creative work, more abstract. I love and appreciate architecture very much, but I must admit that I enjoy in a fuller way the different freedoms that come with styling. With architecture, there are lots of rules that you have to adhere to, whereas with styling it feels as if there are no limits and I can be as creative and free as I want.”

Recognized for her unique and always refreshing aesthetics, Nathalie’s work goes beyond trends and tendencies - she strives to explore and to challenge our experience and perception of space. That's probably the reason why her client portfolio includes Børsen Pleasure, Zara Home, Bang & Olufsen, Georg Jensen, ELLE Decoration, Kinfolk & Cereal Magazine.