Baum und Pferdgarten
Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave began designing their collections as newly graduated designers in the diverse and pulsating part of Copenhagen called Nørrebro. Today their office is situated in Vognmagergade in central Copenhagen, which is also the location of the Baum und Pferdgarten flagship store which opened in February 2010. The interior of the shop was created by the designers together with, amongst others “Femmes Regionales” and “all the way to paris”.
Currently Baum und Pferdgarten is available in more than 20 countries worldwide and leading boutiques and department stores offer the collections to women in metropolises like Copenhagen, London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
In 2009 the company experienced economical difficulties but survived due to the investment of Bruuns Bazaar A/S who became majority shareholder.
The creative manifest of Baum und Pferdgarten is to differ from the masses both in design and in process. The designer duo is known for not compromising on quality or esthetics–the high quality is reflected in both the fabrics as well as in the attention to detail and craftsmanship in the manufacturing.
The collections from Baum und Pferdgarten give women an opportunity to express themselves individually by offering a combination of a classic styles and avant-garde pieces which can be mixed accordingly to the individual taste or occasion. Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave like to approach their designs with a touch of irony and humor–and hence their signature is somewhere in between harmony and quirky playfulness.
Awards and Collaborations
Through the years Baum und Pferdgarten have received numerous awards, participated in collaborations and been exhibited in various cities as a sign of recognition for their innovative design.
- DANSK Fashion Award 2009
Baum und Pferdgarten received an award within the category Best Danish Brand
- Coca-Cola Light Bottle 2008 and 2009
Baum und Pferdgarten designed a Coca-Cola light bottle which first was sold in Benelux followed by Scandinavia.
- The Golden Fur Pin 2008
The Golden Fur Pin is an award for young and talented Danish designers. For the celebration of the 10th anniversary, Baum und Pferdgarten was invited to design three looks for the fashion show.