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Meet Tybo, the Danish family business keeping arts and craft alive

By Sophie Axon

Stinne and Nis Tyrrestrup, founders of Tybo. Photo: Stefan Wessen and James Ay

Vogue Scandinavia steps into Tybo's new workshop to celebrate Nordic design, heritage, and creative collaboration

Thoughtful minimalism is long believed to be synonymous with Nordic design, an aesthetic that has in recent years become idealised throughout Scandinavia and beyond. Honest, raw, and conscious with an unpolished simplicity, Tybo encapsulates exactly that. Through their hand-crafted tableware - most notably ceramic mugs and bowls - Tybo infuses traditional craftsmanship into modern living; for a cosy coffee in bed, a speedy breakfast in the office or a slow dinner at the dining table.


The story of Tybo began in 2015 when husband and wife, Stinne and Nis Tyrrestrup, took a weekend trip to visit their family in Djursland where Stinne’s father, Hans, works as a potter. In a calm moment of recreation, Hans offered Stinne and Nis some Raku clay to play with, a sweet bonding moment. On return to Copenhagen, Stinne and Nis took the clay pieces home with them and it wasn’t long until their friends began to ask where they had bought the pottery.