Stilleben co-founders and designers Ditte Reckweg (left) and Jelena Schou Nordentoft (right) in the office space with Memphis Stoneware

Establisted in 2002

Stilleben was founded in 2002 by Ditte Reckweg and Jelena Schou Nordentoft. Both are educated product designers from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, specializing in glass and ceramics. 

Their shared passion for good craftsmanship and peculiar objects has been part of Stilleben since the very beginning.

Ever since the opening of the first shop in 2002 in an old Copenhagen town house, the flagship store has offered a carefully curated mix of handmade ceramics and glassware, one of a kind-products, textiles, furniture and prints – all handpicked by the two founders.

The name Stilleben is a German art concept referring to a work of art depicting mostly inanimate objects - often in table settings.

Stilleben No. 22

Today Stilleben designs and produces their own collections of Tableware, Textiles, and Interior. The design and production focuses on high quality materials and skilled craftsmanship, resulting in valuable and long lasting products.

The spacious Stilleben flagship store is located in Frederiksborggade 22, in the center of Copenhagen near by Nørreport and the city Foodhall.

Stilleben's online store launched in 2006.

The Stilleben duo also design products for acknowledged Danish design companies such as Kähler, Georg Jensen, Skagerak, Motarasu, Silkeborg Uldspinderi and Lyngby Porcelæn.

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In 2018 Stilleben co-founded Stilleben Architects with architect Ditlev Rahbek. In 2022 the company changed its name to STILLARK. The philosophy was and is building kitchens and furniture focusing on timeless design, functionality and excellent craftsmanship.

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