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©Sara Martinsen
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Sara Martinsen

  • Woodworker
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Rising Star
Sara Martinsen Woodworker
Danish, English
By appointment only
+45 27125237
©Kristian Holm

A natural conversation

  • • Sara is captivated by the work of Capellini and Jasper Morrison
  • • She works with untreated wood and plant fibres
  • • She is inspired by the relationship between humans and nature

Sara Martinsen is a Danish furniture designer by education and an artist by heart who works in product design and material art. "I started design school thinking I would be an interior designer and in the second year I managed to get an internship at the Danish brand Gubi, a furniture brand and a retail shop selling other labels like Cappellini and Arper. The world of Cappellini, the design from the upcoming Bouroullec Brothers and the elegance of Jasper Morrison blew my mind". After nine years of being in charge of the creative process and managing the team at two design studios, in 2016 she opened her own studio, where she explores different techniques and honours natural materials.

Read the full interview


  • ©Sara Martinsen
  • ©Kristian Holm
  • ©Sara Martinsen
  • ©Sara Martinsen
Photo: ©Sara Martinsen

Wall piece made from strips of solid oak. The long slim oak pieces are layered on top of each other cretaing a three-dimensional effect. The layers of wood create a pattern resembling a woven surface and cast a beautiful shadow on the wall.

Height 100 cm
Width 100 cm

Photo: ©Kristian Holm
Fan of Reed

Free hanging sculpture turning slowly around from the engine in the ceiling. The vertical wood part is double sided and acts like a large clamp holding hundreds of straws of dry reed in a horizontal position. Cactus thread is used to hold the reed in position.

Height 200 cm
Width 180 cm

Photo: ©Sara Martinsen
Stilleben with three objects

Round white object made from cut wood and textured paint. Free standing wooden object made from stacked oak wood. Large oval shaped screen made from black stained wood and woven layers of ash veneer.

Photo: ©Sara Martinsen

Pebling is the name of the lake in Copenhagen where this specific water weed is harvested from. The plant is dried and bundled together with a cord of hemp.

Height 80 cm
Width 42 cm

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