"Pursuing opportunities within crafts, art and design, I found my personal playground. This combination poses my platform for research and experiments when developing new products."
Gudmundur Ludvik Gretarsson is born in 1970 in Reykjavik, Iceland. In 1999 he moved to Copenhagen to continue his studies and since then, Denmark has been his ”base”. Gudmundur's background combines craftsmanship as well as art and design. His roots are planted deep in the Scandinavian tradition of craftsmanship. Gudmundur grew up with it and worked as a carpenter and cabinetmaker for several years before studying sculpture at the Icelandic Academy of Arts, and completed his formal education as a furniture designer at the Danish Design School in 2002. This has been a natural and logical way for him, and has developed his skills in working creatively, combining technical and aesthetic aspects of design. Gudmundur Ludvik runs his own studio, based in Vejle and is partner in Design company Welling/Ludvik industrial design in Copenhagen.