Terkel Skou Steffensen was born and raised in Aalborg in Denmark, where he also did his bachelors degree in architecture and design at Aalborg University. After graduating, he worked for a couple of years in Copenhagen before he decided to set out for new adventures in Lausanne, Switzerland. Here, he acquired an MA in product design from ECAL University of Arts and Design.
One important aspect in his work is to get the most out of the materials as possible. To him, the character of an object should be determined by its function – not the other way around. Terkel likes to draw subtle references to classic designs and reinterpret them out from his point of view.