Astrid is a footwear designer based in London, but with a very international background. She brings an unusual mix of influences to her work, being a Norwegian who was born in Poland, grew up in Japan and then studied design in Paris before stints working in Germany and the Netherlands.
A product designer by training, Astrid has a passion for creating, exploring and devising solutions with an unexpected twist. A fascination with storytelling pervades her work whether it’s a shoe, accessory or entire collection.
She has experience working for big international names in the fashion and footwear industries (Dior, McQueen, Puma, Lacoste) as well as in consumer electronics and product design (Philips, Nokia).
Simplicity and authenticity define her design approach, but she also feels there is no reason not to enjoy and play with some ideas in the process.
The debut collection for her brand aims to bring the high standards of craft and quality expected of handmade shoes and the ideals of Scandinavian design to the humble slipper.