In 2004 Rikke took the first step towards establishing her design studio Copen Hagen. Under the "Copen Hagen"-name, Rikke Hagen develops her own designs. Today Rikke Hagen focuses on the design process. From idea development and concept building to the finished product.
"I like to feel a pulse around me when I work, and I need to have a deadline - then I work the best. I normally start with sketches by drawing simple lines or abstract scribbles which later results in the final design throughout selection and simplification. By developing the design I take inspiration in my sketches, as the actual technique and material often limits my creative process. My vision is to create design for every day life - preferably through a glance of simplicity and play. Good design is when a product is delivered and done. It must be in a way that you would not want it any different. It's the detail that makes the difference."