Thomas Bentzen is an unassuming, hard-working design poet who spends a long time fine-tuning his ideas before they are presented to a larger audience.
His work is driven by the crucial detail in an everyday perspective. The DLM (Don’t Leave Me) side table is story and functionality in a concrete as well as a metaphoric sense. The small table with the built-in handle that also serves as the frame represents Thomas Bentzen’s design philosophy in a nutshell: products that solve a problem and improve our daily life a little. DLM’s intuitive functionality and universal design concept has made a name for itself in a market that was ready for a small, versatile side table in a modern palette. From his job as a design manager in a furniture company, Thomas Bentzen knows that there is a long way from idea to finished product, and that the path to market is paved with dialogue and compromises. This pragmatist approach enables him to create realistic and carefully considered products under his own name in his Copenhagen studio.