Sofie Østerby is running SOE Studio working primarily as a product designer. She has previously studied sculpture and art photography in Canada while in 2015 she graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - School of Design.
Generally she has a conceptual approach to product development where photography is a big part of the process. In addition a fascination of both brutalism and functionalism is influencing the visual universe. The last few years she has focused on casting and cutting solid metals and stone. She appreciates the irregularities and details any material can offer which for her is a big part of the experience of the product. This seems to enhance the presence of process and tactility.
Currently she lives and works from Nørrebro in Copenhagen where she develops limited editions and smaller numbers of designs to order. They are all carried out in collaboration with local workshops.