MALENE BIRGERMALENE BIRGER was born in 1962, in Copenhagen, Denmark. With an uncompro-mising devotion to raw, intuitive and artistic contrasts, she balances interesting harmonies of past and future; craftsmanship and modernity; maximalism under control.
She graduated from the Danish Design and Art School in 1989; BIRGER embarked on a career in fashion, beginning with Marc O'Polo, Stockholm. By 1997 she co-founded her first fashion brand DAY Birger et Mikkelsen.
In 2003 her second fashion brand By Malene Birger was born, with BIRGER as Creative Director and shareholder. It was an unprecedented success and with exponential growth By Malene Birger sold in more than 40 countries around the world, within the first years. BIRGER sold her shares in 2010 to the original investors. She left By Malene Birger in the beginning of 2014.
Shortly after she launched BIRGER1962, a devoted project-driven DESIGN STUDIO.
BIRGER has launched two grand coffee table books during the last 4 years published by teNeues. The first book LIFE and WORK, was successfully released in 2010 and sold in more than 72 countries, and has since been reprinted in a 2nd edition. The second book MOVE and WORK was launched in September 2014.
BIRGER has lived 6 years in Mallorca; and had 2 ART exhibitions in Palma, while living on the island. She is now living and working in London where her STUDIO is set.
Her present focus is to create a personal universe within smaller boutique hotels in selected destinations around the world. The knowledge and experience BIRGER has gained from the fashion world is readily transferable into the world of hotels and their environments.
Throughout her career BIRGER has received a range of design awards for both her brands and her design talent. The Danish Royal Mail issued a stamp featuring an exclusive design by an extremely honoured MALENE BIRGER in 2011. And last year (2014), Birger proudly celebrated her 10th anniversary as an Ambassador to UNICEF Denmark.