Nina Tolstrup
Designer and Co-founder of Studiomama
Nina Tolstrup

Studiomama is an East London-based multidisciplinary design studio founded by the creative couple Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama in 2000.

Nina draws on a deep grounding in design and an innate connection to nature that is inherent in her Scandinavian roots and was honed during her training at ENSCI-Les Ateliers in Paris. Combining this with her diverse experience in trends, design management, photo journalism and marketing in Paris, London and Copenhagen gives her a 360-degree perspective and a unique approach to design.

Nina and Jack’s ability to combine their diverse backgrounds and skills has enabled Studiomama to work coherently across multiple disciplines and develop its own distinctive expression. A sustainable ethos combined with an exploratory and playful approach has resulted in a daring, influential and socially-relevant portfolio that encompasses architecture, interior design, jewellery, exhibition design, curation, products and furniture – taking in collaborations with a diverse client base ranging from NGOs to global brands.

Understanding people’s needs and the socio-cultural context within which they live is central to Studiomama’s practice, and whether they are designing objects, interiors or architecture, Jack and Nina’s approach is characterised by the same level of rigour and attention to detail.

The result is a body of work that has pioneered open-sourcing, pushed the limits of material recycling, extended product lifespans and explored new forms of up-cycling, all while challenging conventional business models and distribution methods.

Studiomama’s wide-ranging portfolio includes product and architecture projects for companies like E & Y, Lexon, BMW, Skagerak, Habitat,  Moro and Morito restaurants and Yotam Ottolenghi Group as well as commissions for Bloomberg, the Danish Embassy and Wallpaper*Handmade. It also collaborates on art and design commissions for organisations such as Phillips de Pury & Company, The National Trust and the Serpentine Galleries to name a few. The studio’s work has been featured extensively in the world’s media and exhibited globally. Nina and Jack are regularly called upon to speak about their work and participate in panel events. They maintain active links with leading art and design schools such as the Royal College of Art, Design Academy Eindhoven and Konstfack in Stockholm.

Other Jury Members 2021
Anders Bang Kiertzner Senior Design & Innovation Strategist, MONOLITH
Anders Bang Kiertzner
Anders Bang Kiertzner Senior Design & Innovation Strategist, MONOLITH
Lene Tanggaard Cand. psych., PhD, Principle and Professor at the Design School Kolding
Lene Tanggaard
Lene Tanggaard Cand. psych., PhD, Principle and Professor at the Design School Kolding
Anders Lendager CEO and Founder, Lendager Group
Anders Lendager
Anders Lendager CEO and Founder, Lendager Group
Tue Mantoni Chairman, Investor and Advisor
Tue Mantoni
Tue Mantoni Chairman, Investor and Advisor
Mikkel Jespersen CEO og Co-founder af 1508
Mikkel Jespersen
Mikkel Jespersen CEO og Co-founder af 1508
Lars Ploug-Sørensen Senior Project Director PDP, Danfoss Drives
Lars Ploug-Sørensen
Lars Ploug-Sørensen Senior Project Director PDP, Danfoss Drives
Simon Boas Hoffmeyer Senior Director, Sustainability & Communications in the Carlsberg Group
Simon Boas Hoffmeyer
Simon Boas Hoffmeyer Senior Director, Sustainability & Communications in the Carlsberg Group
Anne-Louise Sommer Museum Director, Adj. Professor
Anne-Louise Sommer
Anne-Louise Sommer Museum Director, Adj. Professor
Christina Halskov Co-Founder, Halskov & Dalsgaard design
Christina Halskov
Christina Halskov Co-Founder, Halskov & Dalsgaard design
Rama Chorpash Founding Director, MFA Industrial Design, Parsons School of Design
Rama Chorpash
Rama Chorpash Founding Director, MFA Industrial Design, Parsons School of Design
Philip Linnemann Creative Director at Kontrapunkt
Philip Linnemann
Philip Linnemann Creative Director at Kontrapunkt
Dr. Vanessa Julia Carpenter Founder & Design Researcher at Kintsugi Design
Dr. Vanessa Julia Carpenter
Dr. Vanessa Julia Carpenter Founder & Design Researcher at Kintsugi Design
Rosan Bosch Founder and Creative Director, Rosan Bosch Studio
Rosan Bosch
Rosan Bosch Founder and Creative Director, Rosan Bosch Studio
Erik Balck Sørensen Partner, Vaekstfonden Venture
Erik Balck Sørensen
Erik Balck Sørensen Partner, Vaekstfonden Venture
Pil Bredahl Designer and owner of Pil Bredahl Design
Pil Bredahl
Pil Bredahl Designer and owner of Pil Bredahl Design