Maria Berntsen, Designer of Vils

Broste Copenhagen — Maria Berntsen

Introducing VILS Serving Plates

It is the intuitive feeling of the material’s nature and the sensuousness of the form that is important to me

– Maria Berntsen, Designer of Vils

A Design Collaboration

Broste Copenhagen is proud to present the collaboration with Maria Berntsen whom is the designer behind VILS - a small series of stoneware plates in natural complementary colours. "I strive at having multifunctional things in my home - just to have fewer things," says Maria. VILS is created to gather people around the table and create a welcoming tableau for foods to be shared. Just as it can be the unifying surface in the living room for the candle or the jewelry in the bathroom.

Maria Berntsen

Designer of Vils

Maria Berntsen is an educated architect from The Royal Danish Academy of Architecture followed by a study in France at l'Ecole d'Architecture de Bordeaux. She has taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design. She has worked as an industrial designer since 1992, when she opened her own design studio at Skt. Annæ Plads in Copenhagen.

VILS has a welcoming surface and edge, which, despite the stoneware weight, has a visual ease that opens up for use. On top of each other in the different colors and sizes, they create a graphic element that interests the eye. They can each do different things at the same time as they interact.