Artikel is a family business founded in 2017 by Helle Jørgensen, Gustav and Malthe Risager and Siri Leijonhufvud.
The brothers grew up with great design and fashion as a backbone in their upbringing; Malthe and Gustav would spend a lot of time at the Danish Design School with their mother Helle while she studied. Creativity and smart solutions was a central theme in their childhood home at Nørrebro. Ever since they have followed Helle’s work closely with decades of experience in the fashion industry.
Malthe and Gustav’s backgrounds span diverse disciplines. As Malthe worked with music, film and programming, while brother Gustav studied visual communication at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, they later co-founded Spektrum — a creative collective working with clients such as Saks Potts, Freya Dalsjø and Kvadrat.
When Helle initiated the idea to create her own output, Malthe and Gustav joined forces with their experience in creative direction and entrepreneurship - forming a company with their shared interest in functional design and expressions in the details.
Together with Siri’s background in architecture and communication, they form a versatile foundation for the brand that draws on a wealth of competencies and interests.