ISABEL AAGAARD, 28, is a co-founder and co-designer at LastSwab. In 2016, Isabel graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Architecture, Design, and Conservation. She is motivated to solve problems and is particularly interested in waste reduction and methods to reuse and recycle, which has been an ongoing journey for her. In addition to her work with LastSwab, she co-designed a project called “Chemo to go, please!” creating a chemotherapy bag that is portable and reusable, unlike the majority of bags that are disposed of after treatment. The bag is now used in all hospitals in Denmark that offer chemotherapy. She and co-founder, Nicolas, are brother and sister. They’ve worked together previously in their family jewelery business called Trollbeads.
NICOLAS AAGAARD, 34, is the CEO and co-founder of LastSwab. In 2013, Nicolas graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts with a BA in furniture design. As an entrepreneur and businessman, Nicolas involves himself in creating products that have a positive impact on the planet. He loves the challenge of building successful eco-friendly solutions that are both profitable and truly last. Prior to LastSwab, Nicolas worked on a variety of projects with Kaare including renovating an old warehouse into a green oasis for designers and designing an application called Hamsto, which allows users to locate available storage space, a rare commodity in Copenhagen, in their neighbor’s homes. Doing so cuts out C02 emissions from transport and allows people to earn passive income for the unused space in their homes
KAARE FRANDSEN, 39, is the co-owner and co-founder of LastSwab. In 2013, Kaare graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art with a degree in furniture design and manufacturing. As an entrepreneur and designer, Kaare is focused on pursuing innovative solutions to preserve our environment. He believes that by being successful in the environmental sector, he and his team will demonstrate that environmental businesses are the best ones to create moving forward. Kaare became interested in environmentalism after his children enrolled at Den Groenne Friskole (The Green Independent School), which educates the coming generations on how to co-exist with our planet.