Knud Helmuth Holscher was born 6th of May 1930 in Rødby, Denmark. He is a Danish architect and industrial designer. For many years he was a partner in KHR Architects with Svend Axelssonand designed many of their works together.
Holscher studied with Erik Christian Sørensen and professor Arne Jacobsen at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, graduating in 1957. He joined the office of Arne Jacobsen in 1960 and moved to England to oversee the construction of Jacobsen’s St Catherine’s College, Oxford in 1962.
Holscher was a professor of architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1968–1988 and professor of design from 1994. He has received numerous awards for his work and is an Honorary RDI, Royal Designer for Industry since 2004. Dynamic, creative and aware, Knud Holscher’s design mantra revolves around constant innovation, with his efforts directed at satisfying the end user’s needs. Knud believes that nothing should be created for the sake of beauty alone. In his own words, “Design should not be defined; it formulates itself in the creative process…”.