Behind the name Mavro // Lefèvre is a quirky, quick-witted duo – musician and interior design specialist Mette Mavro, and designer Sofie Lefèvre. Together they are behind a number of Zone Denmark’s popular designs – Mette Mavro with her unconventional interior design background and music industry experience, and Sofie Lefèvre with a Master’s degree in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art in London.
More of the same doesn’t lead to anything new. That’s why the Mette Mavro and Sofie Lefèvre partnership is all about testing new ideas based on their own creative universes. They value highly the creative spark that comes from their inherent differences.
“That’s one of our strengths, because there’s room for a vast array of ideas,” says Sofie Lefèvre, continuing enthusiastically: “The hairs stand up on the back of our necks when the right idea comes along and we both know we’ve nailed it.”
The exchange of ideas surrounding a new product soars to new heights in open and friendly dialogue with Zone Denmark. Here it mixes with a strong sense of putting yourself in the consumer’s shoes and questioning how they would like to interact with the products.
Sofie Lefèvre’s latest design is a handblown crystal glassware range for ROCKS. The glasses unite contemporary minimalist design with stringent functional demands for high-quality glasses for wine, spirits and cocktails. Added to that, of course, is her personal proclivity to include details that put a twist on predictability. That’s why the bottom of the spirits glass has an almost invisible elevation that makes it appear to float above the table.
“We like to cultivate the unpredictable – a detail that adds an unexpected experience with the product to heighten the pleasure of using it and make people smile,” Sofie concludes.
It’s great to feel we’re helping to make Zone Denmark the brand it is – working together this way keeps the creativity flowing.”