Growing up, Nikolaj and Mathias Mentze desperately wanted to be different from each other. The twins tried to carve their creative life paths separately—Nikolaj as a designer and Mathias as an architect—but they soon gave in to the inevitable. Following a few joint projects with Danish companies Bang and Olufsen and Kvadrat, they recently rejoined forces to cofound Studio 0405, a combined creative practice named after their birth date. We asked the brothers about what their shared This story is from Kinfolk Issue Eighteen Buy Now Related Stories Design Inside Looking Out A rewilding of interior design in the heart of Milan. Design Issue 44 An Unmovable Feast A place setting stitched for every season. Design Partnerships Together Again The return of the small gathering, in partnership with Fritz Hansen. Design Issue 42 Light Snack A luminous celebration of gelatin. Design Interiors Issue 42 Studio Tour: Fernando Caruncho Gardens sit between the natural and the artificial. George Upton meets the man mediating between the two. Design Issue 42 The Low-Down An architectural conversation starter.