Thomas Ibsen
Founder, PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED
Thomas Ibsen

Thomas Ibsen was educated as photographer in 1993 and started his own studio in 1995. He was a fashion photographer until 2005, and worked for Wallpaper Magazine in London from 2005 to 2014 as well as Epson USA. Alongside, he built a customer portfolio consisting of B&O, Gubi, Fritz Hansen, Hay, Muuto and many other Danish design companies. In 2013 he started PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED as distributor of Eiermann and launched his own PLEASE WAIT TO BE SEATED collection in 2015. PLEASE WAIT TO BE SEATED’s collection currently has sales on export markets to over 25 countries.

Other Jury Members 2018
Thomas Madsen-Mygdal CEO & Co-founder, TwentyThree
Thomas Madsen-Mygdal
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Peter Hebin Bruun Head of Communication and Sustainability, The Danish Growth Fund
Peter Hebin Bruun
Peter Hebin Bruun Head of Communication and Sustainability, The Danish Growth Fund
Vigga Svensson CEO and founder of VIGGA
Vigga Svensson
Vigga Svensson CEO and founder of VIGGA
Søren Skafte Overgaard Partner and board member in the communication agency FRIDAY & Partners
Søren Skafte Overgaard
Søren Skafte Overgaard Partner and board member in the communication agency FRIDAY & Partners
Rikke Ulk CEO and founder of the consultancy firm Antropologerne ApS
Rikke Ulk
Rikke Ulk CEO and founder of the consultancy firm Antropologerne ApS
Charlotte Sahl-Madsen CEO, Capital of Children
Charlotte Sahl-Madsen
Charlotte Sahl-Madsen CEO, Capital of Children
Agnes Kwek Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council
Agnes Kwek
Agnes Kwek Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council
Claus Skytte Creative Strategist, writer and speaker
Claus Skytte
Claus Skytte Creative Strategist, writer and speaker
Joel Towers Executive Dean, Parsons School of Design
Joel Towers
Joel Towers Executive Dean, Parsons School of Design
Lene Dammand Lund Rector, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Lene Dammand Lund
Lene Dammand Lund Rector, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Lotte Lyngsted Jepsen Co-founding partner and User specialist, Hatch & Bloom
Lotte Lyngsted Jepsen
Lotte Lyngsted Jepsen Co-founding partner and User specialist, Hatch & Bloom
Mads Quistgaard Design Director, Urgent.Agency
Mads Quistgaard
Mads Quistgaard Design Director, Urgent.Agency
Pil Bredahl Designer and owner of Pil Bredahl Design
Pil Bredahl
Pil Bredahl Designer and owner of Pil Bredahl Design
Richard Hsu Co-founder and creative director, Pan-Asia Network
Richard Hsu
Richard Hsu Co-founder and creative director, Pan-Asia Network