soren schou design

canadian product designer based in vancouver, british columbia, providing products that make daily life better for everybody – aesthetically and functionally


2007 red dot award: design concept: SWVL 3.0 Tealight Lantern Lanterns stelton your choice fyrfadsstage lysestage stelton novelties 2010


member of bcid british columbia industrial designers association


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A natural curiosity feeds an eagerness to invent and develop products with flair and ingenuity. Ideas and products spring from personal needs, and often from questioning existing products' inadequate functionality. Staying away from quantity, trends and fashions, Sören’s style is that of Scandinavian functionality, quality, sensibility and longevity. Sören believes that products should enhance life, making it more comfortable, exciting and enriching.


founded componance inc. a manufacturer and retailer of high-end architectural furniture and hardware with peter busby


Lightfair 2001 - Best New Product: Meso X1 Linear T5 Luminaire (Ledalite Architectural Products)

Lightfair 2001 - Best Energy Saving Lighting Product : Ergolight Discus Circular T5 Luminaire (Ledalite Architectural Products)

1998 Architectural Institute of British Columbia, Innovation Merit Award: Designlines Furniture System 01

1982 "Boligen"; 1st Prize: Interior Design Competition - Berlingske Tidende

Text Box: DRiP SToP     |     moneybag     |     eggie egg cup     |     SWVL 4     |     octopus coat rack     |     hearts     |     noodle bowls     |     nest egg     |     more

unfinished works

Money Catcher and Memory Bank


Starting out with an idea for a piggy bank, Hearts developed into something much more.


The large shiny stainless steel heart acts as a piggy bank, and provides a safe embrace for three smaller hearts. Nested in the 'jaws', these hearts are not just decorative; they are the memory banks of 'Hearts' - little containers for important and precious milestone keepsakes for girls and boys of all ages. A lock of hair, the first baby tooth, the first earned dollar. Ear rings, bracelets, medallions hair ribbons. Cufflinks, tie pins, watch batteries. The lucky golf tee and ball marker.  Pills, paperclips and poems.


Depending on how you place and position 'Hearts' - flat, upright or slanted - it conveys an aura of elegance and simplicity, both feminine (the heart) & masculine (Ace of Spades?).


With the [brand] logo on the smaller hearts only - and with different directionality on either side - the piggy bank is left clean and unblemished, ready for inscribing the name and birth date of the new baby.


Design  |  Vancouver, Canada  |  2012