Martin Solem (born 1985) is a Norwegian designer, based in Copenhagen. He moved to Denmark, inspired by the Danish classic design, where he started working for Rud. Rasmussen (one of the oldest Danish cabinet makers still producing). In 2007 he decided to apply for a design education and was accepted at The Royal Danish Design School where he graduated in 2014. This has resulted in high achievements at school and also led to exhibitions in cities like Paris, London, Cologne, Stockholm and Oslo. Currently he’s working on new solo projects combined with full-time job as designer at HAY design studio in Copenhagen. Martin describes his work: “As a designer I always try to be innovative, but I might be a bit old fashioned in my thoughts of design. For me a product has to be realistic and useful to be called good design. What I try to do is to combine these basic thoughts with new innovative ideas”.