HELLE DEGN & MORTEN VEDELSBØL
DEVE is a young architecture and design office based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was established by Helle Degn and Morten Vedelsbøl in 2007. The structure of the company shifted in January of 2011, to become three distinct branches: DEVE Architecture ApS, DEVE Design ApS & DEVE Gallery ApS.
DEVE began as a symbiosis between an architectural office and an exhibition space specializing in architectonic artwork. The architecture office works at every scale and stage of the design process, from product design to urban planning. While the creation of expressive architectural forms is important, at DEVE. it is vital that the design process be grounded in context, social analysis, and sustainability.
DESIGN OFFICE & EXHIBITION SPACE
The DEVE Gallery features graphics, sculpture, design projects, and installations related to architecture. Exhibitions have involved both DEVE designers and outside artists, and this growing network of creative professionals has spawned a number of multidisciplinary collaborations that aim to expand the influence of architecture.
DEVE has participated as part of many competition teams since the office’s inception, and manages each time to contribute a high level of enthusiasm and creativity. The cultivation of a diverse and creative studio environment has had a great deal of impact in that area, and it will continue to be part of DEVE’s future growth.