Form does not follow function. Form and function go together. That is how Povl B. Eskildsen describes the essence of designing. And he is a man who knows what he’s talking about, for he has created a long line of strong designs for both Danish and international companies.
He was born in Jebjerg, Denmark, close to the Limfjord and qualified as an architect from the School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark, in 1986. Since then he has worked as an independent designer on creating designs that reflect the present-day age and lifestyle. And he continues to do so, with great success, from his design studio in the heart of Aarhus. Despite the fact that portraits of him appear in American magazines at regular intervals, he prefers an everyday life away from the public at large. Wood and texture are top of his list of favourite materials, and he describes himself as a practical person with a sense of graphics. And although it is on his travels that he finds his inspiration, he is in no doubt that his favourite place in the world is Florence. Povl B. Eskildsen is a man who likes what he is doing, and therefore also envisages himself continuing to do so far into the future.