Nicolaj Bo has gathered a team of enthusiasts with a special interest in the craft traditions of the profession. We all have a deep love for the product and a shared vision of creating kitchens and furniture that we can be proud of for years to come.
Our combined design studio and workshop can be found in an old warehouse in the Sydhavnen area of Copenhagen. This ensures a close collaboration through both the design phase and production. Besides, it creates a unique social working environment. Everyone knows everyone, and we each day meet for an hour-long lunch break at the communal long table – taking the opportunity to enjoy good food, discuss ongoing projects or take a swim in the nearby canal.
Creative Director and Master Cabinet Maker. A fervent optimist and founder of Nicolaj Bo™. Has worked for many years alongside his colleague, Bille, in the workshop. Nowadays Nicolaj can be found in his office or out visiting clients. Winter bather and power napper.
Malene Bo Harmsen
Administration, HR, PR, and many other abbreviations besides. A woman of letters from the University of Roskilde and self-taught potter. Works with our visual appearance and is always ready to throw a critical look at our creations to keep us on track. Part-time winter bather and a strong proponent of our weekly yoga sessions.
Rolf Dylsing Nielsen
With a background as chef and owner of the restaurant Madsvinet, Rolf today takes on kitchens from a new angle and in a new guise – namely that of a shop and event manager. His relationship with customers is guided by his excellent taste and passion for good quality.
As an architect, Kevin has worked with design and interior planning in a large variety of contexts and extents. Some of his own furniture designs have won awards and have featured in exhibitions over several continents. Kevin wields his flair for interior design when diving into the possibilities of designing the spaces in your own home.
A true design connoisseur. Through his blog bungalow5.dk, Allan has found inspiration and written about design at home and abroad for more than 10 years. He has published books and designed furniture for Danish brands. When guiding customers, he draws upon his many insights and has a very delicate sense for creating inviting interior solutions.
Trained as a classic architect, Malene has international experience in designing showrooms. In the last few years, however, the focus has turned towards Denmark and residential homes. Thinking in space and possibilities is a given with Malene, and with her by your side, you get much more than a kitchen design. When she is not designing kitchens, she sketches on her con amore project ‘Samsø Havnebad’.
Cabinet Maker. Responsible for our series products, a dedicated collector and connoisseur of furniture. With an utmost systematic approach, Rasmus creates the most beautiful kitchen surfaces in veneer lacquered as well as hand-painted.
PR and Marketing. With a personal interest in craftsmanship and design, Helene keeps a keen eye on our storytelling and ensures that the combination of words and images always is at its best. With her consistent contact to journalists, stylists, and photographers she never misses a chance to tell the story of good quality Danish design.
Construction and Project Manager. Andreas exchanged the rough nature on the island of Bornholm, for an urban life in Copenhagen just to be a part of Nicolaj Bo. He has several educational backgrounds to draw upon – carpenter, commercial psychologist and self-taught guitar-builder. These are qualities and competencies that come in handy when juggling projects and customers.
Sune Bundgaard Rasmussen
Construction and Project Coordinator. Like Lucky Luke with a phone – he works in tandem with customers and all relevant tradespeople. He is constantly on the move, whether at the office or at the site – and always in workwear if the projet require additional manpower.
Anne Marie Kobberø
Trained as an architect, Anne has worked on projects large and small in the fields of design and architecture. With enthusiasm and focus, she has recently expanded into spatial design and furniture. With attention to detail at the drawing table, Anne ensures everything comes together.
Claes Hammer Kristensen
As Design Engineer, Claes is the natural extension of our design office. When it comes to mechanical details, he makes sure special wishes are clearly translated into reality. Claes can condense the work routines of our cabinet makers to an easily understandable formula. Apart from that, he is an enthusiastic bread maker.
Louise Kragh Olsen
Administration and Logistics Manager. Louise provides overview over the most complex situations regarding procuration, order management and project coordination. Apart from her obvious talents at the office, she possesses some remarkable bowling skills.
Head of Production and Cabinet Maker. A calm hand at the CNC machine, he is always running some project. If Andreas cannot fix stuff himself, he knows someone who can. Senior member of the winter bathing club.
Lars Bille Christensen
Nestor among cabinet makers. This is the guy who makes all the pieces come together in the end and gives the kitchens their finishing touches. His thoroughness makes you want to keep him in your kitchen.
Rasmus Kjær Larsen
Cabinet Maker and Head Installer. As an atheist Viking, Rasmus likes to engage in a little lighthearted combat with other vikings and is a dedicated collector of motorized tools. Owner of the tallest known private tower of Festool products.
As a seasoned furniture maker from historic Rud Rasmussen Company, Dennis ensures exeptional craftsmanship with a jaw-dropping finish. Incidentally, he’s also two-time Nordic Champion in 100 metre sprint: 1.0927 minutes.
Niels is the cabinet maker leading the generational shift in CNC production. He was already entrepreneur at the age of jus 13, so he is well suited to the task. Despite being probably the calmest of us all, Niels likes to ride his speedway motorcycle and is seasoned on the one-wheeled bicycle.
Mikkel Vestergaard Thomsen
Mikkel is an experienced cabinetmaker. Apart from a few years out in ‘the real world’, Mikkel has been part of the Nicolaj Bo production team from its very inception. With a firm hand, he works at the CNC and makes sure that the machinery does its job properly. Mikkel is somewhat of a food connoisseur. When part of the lunch team, Mikkel treats us to well-cooked stew or chili con carne.
Cabinet Maker. Kai brings a German touch to the workshop, with ‘ordnung muss sein’ and a big smile. He is full of good humour and ideas for how to optimize our processes. He is also a bit of a kid and likes to use his lunch break to air his home-built model race car or cast his fishing rod in the nearby canal.
Flemming Birk Bitzer
Cabinet Maker. Varnishes, surfaces, and finishes are Flemming’s specialty. He is the man who, with his sharp eye for detail, makes sure that all kitchen fronts, shelves, etc. are top tuned before they get their final treatment. His sense for the small details is also at stake at home where he patiently shapes and creates small green works of Bonsai art.
Nicklas Philip Klemming-Schmidt
As a cabinetmaker, Nicklas is in charge of our surface department. With a neat and safe hand, he prepares all surfaces and ensures the most beautiful and perfect veneer transitions in our kitchen fronts. In addition to training in furniture building, he has also studied design development and entrepreneurship and dreams of one day being able to realize some of his own designs.
Nicolaj Engelbreth Nielsen
Trained as a Cabinet Maker, Nicolaj has undergone further training with us to work the CNC. Here he helps to create a continuous flow in the milling of the Nicolaj Bo signature handle. Before he took on wood craftsmanship, he worked with graphic art and website design. The desire to design and create something from scratch has always been an innate part of him.
Katrine is one of our skilled cabinet maker apprentices. Creativity is in her blood and early on wood-working was her favourite subject at school. Therefore, it is no surprise that she has chosen joinery as her future livelihood. Her creativity has no limits and is lived out after work hours, through drawings and paintings. Lately, she has found a new way to express herself – through show dance.
Cabinet maker apprentice. It can be hard to tell if you only just met her, but Carla is somewhat of a mariner. She has travelled across the Atlantic Sea and back with the renowned training frigate Georg Stage. With her smiling personality, she’s full speed ahead gaining experience within the trade. And who knows – it might not be a coincidence that she opted for a work-place with a view out to sea..?
Louis Axel Froberg
Louis is our very first wood machinist apprentice. Like all our apprentices, it is important he gets his fingers well-covered in sawdust and allowed to work with a little bit of everything in the workshop. When not using his time in the workshop, he’s sure to be engrossed in a good book or perhaps two at the same time. In fact, he is so into books that he has also taken up writing himself. He’s currently working on drafting the ultimate apprentice manual.
Untrained workman. Elias is our very own octopus, helping out wherever needed. Whether it be carefully sanding edges of kitchen cupboards, packing products or helping with installing kitchens at the customer – Elias is onto it! At the same time, he’s ruminating on how to make the world a better place. The result of that is his own company, GodTid, which has specialized in creating up-cycled furniture and accessories.