Maria Bruun (b. 1984) completed her MA in furniture design at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design in 2012. Her INVADER storage unit is the result of hours of studying and recording living and storage patterns in private homes. Invader has won wide acclaim for its humorous and almost robot-like character. Its stackable, modular operating principle makes it timeless, and you could say that this is what characterises Maria Bruun's designs. Fuelled by a passion for telling stories through materials, composition and design, she employs a minimalist approach, but the courage to be bold and surprising is ever present. She works on the relationship with consumers and uses "the element of surprise" as a conscious communication. Maria Bruun considers it her responsibility as a designer to try to push the boundaries of what the concepts of design and functionality actually contain, most recently doing so with her award-winning Mirror Mirror range, which was selected as part of the Crafts Collection 17. Mirror Mirror has been created on the basis of experiments with the spatial effects of mirrors. Maria Bruun has already received various awards and nominations for several of her products. In 2014, she received the Danish Design Award for her Paustian Mirror Mirror range. And in 2015, she and architect Anne Dorthe Vester won the Charlottenborg Award for the work Objects of Use.