At Blanche, we are lucky to meet many inspiring women. In our journal Carte Blanche, we seek out creatives to learn about what fuels them and how they make it as creatives.

Kristina Dam is the Design and Brand Director of her eponymous brand and, a multi-hyphenate who works at the intersection of furniture, sculptures, and painting. When we visited her, Kristina was in the midst of painting a spectacular 3 meter tall artwork to be showcased during 3 Days of Design. We asked her about how she got her start, and what you should think about before you buy your next piece of design.

“Buy with your heart and buy something you want to keep for many years. Saving up for something you want makes you appreciate it more.”

Kristina Dam is the Design and Brand Director of her eponymous brand and, a multi-hyphenate who works at the intersection of furniture, sculptures, and painting. When we visited her, Kristina was in the midst of painting a spectacular 3 meter tall artwork to be showcased during 3 Days of Design. We asked her about how she got her start, and what you should think about before you buy your next piece of design.

“Buy with your heart and buy something you want to keep for many years. Saving up for something you want makes you appreciate it more.”

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How did you find your purpose & build your successful
business?

I had a strong desire to bring art into the interior business and, from there, reach people who do not necessarily go to galleries. Starting Kristina Dam Studio and building it was hard work. You must be willing to take on many tasks – some you might not have tried before. Be ready to take responsibility.

My strength is that I have a strong desire to design. I love to create and I have a strong passion for what I do. I get excited when I receive a prototype or a new design gets closer to being realized.

How did you find your purpose & build your successful
business?

I had a strong desire to bring art into the interior business and, from there, reach people who do not necessarily go to galleries. Starting Kristina Dam Studio and building it was hard work. You must be willing to take on many tasks – some you might not have tried before. Be ready to take responsibility.

My strength is that I have a strong desire to design. I love to create and I have a strong passion for what I do. I get excited when I receive a prototype or a new design gets closer to being realized.

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What if people don’t like something you made?

We are all different, and I can’t, and won’t, design something that everyone likes – I don’t believe anyone can.

What is the best advice you have received?

Remember to meet others right where they are. Carry yourself with ease and have an uncomplicated approach to the challenges you face on your way.

What if people don’t like something you made?

We are all different, and I can’t, and won’t, design something that everyone likes – I don’t believe anyone can.

What is the best advice you have received?

Remember to meet others right where they are. Carry yourself with ease and have an uncomplicated approach to the challenges you face on your way.

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How do you fuel your creative energy?

I love traveling to big cities and where I get inspired by art, architecture, and what I experience when exploring the cities. I also get inspired by someone wearing an attractive outfit…textures and colors, the décor of stores and cafes. When visiting our manufacturers, I get inspired by new techniques or when I get to understand their crafts and production methods.

What keeps you grounded when you are extra busy?

Walks on my own at the beach or work out, meditate, and spending time with my husband and children.

What makes you laugh?

I laugh a lot and have a positive spirit. I get thrilled when my team and I create something together and lift each other up – that’s something I really love!

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How do you fuel your creative energy?

I love traveling to big cities and where I get inspired by art, architecture, and what I experience when exploring the cities. I also get inspired by someone wearing an attractive outfit…textures and colors, the décor of stores and cafes. When visiting our manufacturers, I get inspired by new techniques or when I get to understand their crafts and production methods.

What keeps you grounded when you are extra busy?

Walks on my own at the beach or work out, meditate, and spending time with my husband and children.

What makes you laugh?

I laugh a lot and have a positive spirit. I get thrilled when my team and I create something together and lift each other up – that’s something I really love!

Kristina wears Ida Blazer and Aveline Pants.

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