Blum & Balle
Blum & Balle is the name of a design studio founded in 1997 by Henrik
Blum (1960) and Rune Balle (1957), both of whom graduated from the
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design – Furniture and
Utensils line in 1991 and 1992, respectively.
One of the spearhead competencies of their studio is the development of
functionalist furniture for the contract market, where the emphasis is very
much on ergonomic, physi-ological and aesthetic considerations.
It is also noteworthy that Blum & Balle was the first industrial design
company in the world to be certified in accordance with the ISO 9001
quality standard. They took the decision to do so in 2004 with the
objective of being able to provide both customers and partners with
documentation proving that their studio masters even the most complex
product, development and project manage-ment processes.