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Danish Design: Timeless Classics or Expression of the Zeitgeist?

Bojesen. Aben / The Monkey, 1951

Design: Kay Bojesen Manufacture: Rosendahl Photo credit: Designmuseum Danmark, Pernille Klemp (concept Mette Mærsk)

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Danish Design is a legend often associated with the classical wooden-chairs. But how did Danish design turn into such a strong brand and why is the so-called Mid-Century-Furniture so popular today that original pieces achieve high prices at auctions and young people take pride in inheriting old furniture of this age. A nostalgic whim? 

Together with the Danish Embassy we invited Kasper Salto, Lars Dybdahl, Lars Hebedo Olsen and Silke Hohmann to cast a critical look at the success story of Danish design.

In the context of the current exhibition Much More Than One Good Chair at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin. The talk will be held in English.

 

Lars Hedebo Olsen:
Born 1970, journalist and critic at the daily newspaper Politiken as well as author of several works about Danish design and designers e.g. Børge Mogensen and Kay Bojesen. Studied history and literature. Worked also as a journalist for the Danish broadcasting DR as well as a research assistant at the school of architecture Copenhagen.

Lars Dybdahl:
Born 1960, design historian and curator at the Design museum Denmark, curator of numerous exhibitions for the Design museum Denmark (e.g. Danish Design Now) and for the Trapholt Design museum as well as travel exhibitions (e.g. Danish Design – Masters and Icons). Author and editor of publications and exhibition-catalogues about design, design history and theory of design e.g. 101 Danish Design Icons.

Kasper Salto:
Born 1967, studies of industrial design at the Royal Academy of Arts Copenhagen, worked as designer since then. Founded 2004 the design company Salto&Sigsgaard with architect Thomas Sigsgaard. Kasper Salto designed numerous chairs, e.g. the award-winning "Runner chair" as well as other furniture and lighting design. 2011 Salto & Sigsgaard won the New York Design competition “New furniture for the Trusteeship council chamber in the HQ of The United Nations” and was commissioned with the restauration of the "Trusteeship Council Chamber" which was designed by Finn Juhl in the 1950ties.

Moderation: Silke Hohmann, studied design, since 2006 editor at the art magazine Monopol in Berlin and author for special interest magazines as well as daily press.

 

Free Admission, please register here.

June 22, 2017

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