Sigurjón Pálsson graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He then began working with design for others and subsequently in his own company. Besides having won numerous awards for his designs, Pálsson has distinguished himself as a recognized writer of crime novels. He always strives to find the right combination of shape, function, and materials in his designs with the aim of creating a design that not only looks beautiful but also correct. He believes that when form, function and materials are combined in a simple harmonious way, the design will most likely not need much work on the appearance. He thinks that the key to perfection in design is simplicity and the highest aim is to reach the bare minimum – to cut away all that is not necessary.