Maria Berntsen is an educated architect from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture and has studied in France at l'Ecole d'Architecture de Bordeaux. She has been teaching at the Danish Design School and has worked as an industrial designer since 1992 where she started her own studio in Copenhagen. Maria has cooperated with several large Danish and foreign companies and has among other things designed jewelry, furniture as well as applied and decorative art. “It is the intuitive feeling for the nature of the material and the sensuousness of the form that is important to me. I’m always trying to work out a form that I feel speaks to your senses. You have to feel like touching the form /design and feel joy in surrounding yourself with it in your daily life”.