As brothers and partners, this Danish design duo has learned to toe the line between combining complementary aesthetics and maintaining individuality.
Growing up, Nikolaj and Mathias Mentze desperately wanted to be different from each other. The twins tried to carve their creative life paths separately—Nikolaj as a designer and Mathias as an architect—but they soon gave in to the inevitable. Following a few joint projects with Danish companies Bang and Olufsen and Kvadrat, they recently rejoined forces to cofound Studio 0405, a combined creative practice named after their birth date. We asked the brothers about what their shared
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