In 2012, René Løt and his wife Mette founded their company Applicata in Rønde near Aarhus. Thanks to his parents, René came into contact with independent work at an early stage. After his schooling and education, he started out as a sales assistant for home accessories. A few years later, he became self-employed as a sales agent and importer for Denmark. He successfully introduced many young companies to the Danish market with great dedication. Since these then terminated their contracts after the difficult construction phase, René wanted to build up his own collection – the idea of Applicata took shape.
The love of wood
The Applicata co-founder‘s love for wood and his craftsmanship go all the way back to his childhood. So, he set out with his wife to find young fresh designers and manufacturing companies in Denmark and Sweden. Having built up a small collection with the help of designers like Anne Boysen and Anders Nørgaard, he visited the Formland exhibition in Herning for the first time in 2012. This fair is the most important exhibition for living and gift items in Scandinavia. René and Mette won the Formland Design Award with the houses Arch:You by Anne Boysen.
Anders Nørgaard's Blossom range of candlesticks, which were naturally also made of wood, immediately became a bestseller in Denmark and it was the cornerstone of many design successes of the young company Applicata. Later followed the popular mushrooms Funghi of Trine Find. Anders Nørgaard, meanwhile, became the label's main designer – designing the Torso vase and candlestick series, the Poppy vase series and the beautiful Luna chandelier.
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In 2013, René engaged the successful designer Hans Sandgren Jakobsen for a design. He designed a simple, neutral but also decorative coat hook – Nipple was born. In 2014, René and Mette visited the world's leading trade fair Ambiente in Frankfurt for the first time with their young label Applicata. René and Mette carefully further develop their small collection and continue to ensure that the products are manufactured in Scandinavia.
The beautiful products are – often in the truest sense of the word – stylish flowers and buds of Danish design art that express the love of wood as a resource and style-conscious designs in every detail. Applicata is therefore naturally available in the online shop of scandinavian-lifestyle.com - your specialist for Scandinavian design and attitude.