Johannes Torpe

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Johannes Torpe
Johannes Torpe
Johannes Torpe giving a speech at the World Retail Congress
Born (1973-01-05) January 5, 1973 (age 45)
Skanderborg, Denmark
Occupation Interior and product designer

Johannes Torpe (born 5 January 1973 in Skanderborg, Denmark) is a Danish designer, musician, producer, and former creative director of Bang & Olufsen (2011-2015).[1][2] Currently, he is the CEO and creative director of the design company Johannes Torpe Studios based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In 2000, Torpe and his half-brother, musician and DJ Reilly Kölsch (known as Rune RK) formed the music production duo Artificial Funk. In 2004, the brothers received the Danish Music Awards for the instrumental House song "Calabria". Torpe and Kölsch released a remix of the song featuring Danish reggae singer Natasja Saad under the name Enur in 2007. "Calabria 2007" entered the music charts in many countries and reached number one on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay charts.[3][4][5]

As a designer, Torpe works within the fields of interior design, product design, industrial design and architecture. He has worked with a number of international companies such as Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Hay, and Skype.[6] In 2017 Torpe ventured into architecture releasing his first project, a hotel and spa facility in Iceland. [7] [8]

Notable projects[edit]

  • NASA nightclub, Copenhagen, Denmark (1997)[9]
  • Supergeil, Copenhagen, Denmark (2001)
  • Mormor Sofa by HAY (2007)[10]
  • SUBU, Beijing, China (2008)[11]
  • South Beauty Group, Taipei, Taiwan (2012)
  • Space Enabler for Haworth, USA (2011)[12]
  • Bang & Olufsen Global Retail Store Concept (2013) [2]
  • Palæo Primal Gastronomy, Copenhagen, Denmark (2015)[13]
  • Nike office brand installations, Beijing, China (2015)[14]