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

To eliminate clutter and free up floor space, OCTOPUS is suspended from the ceiling.


Soft leather snakes cascade softly like rainfall from the ceiling crown, terminating in smooth metal coat hooks (shown here in classic stainless steel tubing). 12 hooks are positioned at different heights to accommodate children, adults, coats and jackets. A bowl at the bottom serves as a catch-all for keys, coins and other pocket fillers. Sized for standard ceiling heights, the body of the Octopus may be extended by adding additional extension pieces.


Materials:  Metal crown and body; Black leather cords; Metal or plastic hooks; Black silicone catch-all; Metal may be powdercoated


Dimensions: TBD


Design  |  Vancouver, Canada  |  2011