Rose is also a disciple of this school of design with his designs for lights made of brass, kitchens featuring curved wooden surfaces, and coffee tables fabricated from tree trunks, developed for brands such as Ferm Living, Menu, Muuto and Unoform that are all beloved by furniture enthusiasts. “The reserved style was something I had to learn first, though. I started my career as a more materialistic person,” recounts the designer.
Indeed, before the boom of the “new economy”, Rose founded the media agency Charlie Tango in Copenhagen in 1994, developed Denmark’s biggest app for mobile payments with it, and sold the agency in 2017. In 2004, he established Trunk Archive with investor support, today a renowned photography agency that represents the world’s most well-known photographers. Alongside that, says Rose, he collected so much designer furniture that he needed a warehouse to store it all.