CEO of PBJ Designhouse - Designer - Certified Cabinetmaker
Morten Svendsen, born in 1966, became cabinet maker in the mid 80’ties. Right from the early years, he was dedicated to furniture design, loved to draw, design and make his own furniture. In the beginning family and friends benefitted from these designs coming out from his little workshop. As years passed by and after more employments in different furniture factories, it became a profession, and in 1996 he bought the furniture factory PBJ in Rødding – Spøttrup.
Since then he has headed the manufacturing and sales of the gorgeous Danish design from PBJ Designhouse, and together with other designers, he has made lots of new collections.
The process of developing a furniture design from idea, through prototype into a finished product, is very close to his heart. Ideas for new designs have frequently popped up during runs in the countryside, just like achieving inspiration during travelling around the world.
Morten is keen to chose designs for his personal taste, but also in accordance with the market needs. He prefers to develop functional designs that at the same time are tasteful and simple in their expressions.
In 2018 – same year as the 50 year jubilee for PBJ – Morten designed the FIFTY series (a complete dining room setting) – which has become a major success and which has earned two important awards: The German Design Awards in 2019 and The Iconic Award in 2020. At the same time, the table has obtained Utility Model Protection.