Furniture design has long been Denmark’s strong suit, and based on NØW!, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture Design and Conservation (a.k.a KADK)’s exhibition that showcased at the Salone del Mobile 2015 in Milan, their reputation will continue to hold strong.
Eva Fly & Suguru Kobayashi
A hand-picked group of designers from KADK including 45 architecture and design students and 36 new design graduates displayed in the fair’s ‘new and upcoming’ section, extending from indoor to outdoor with a flurry of prize-winning Danish-designed lighting, furniture, textile and architectural pieces.
Anne Brandhoj / Eva Fly
As usual, the Danes haven’t stayed within the lines, excelling expected presentation from solely aesthetically pleasing and practical designs, to products produced by visionaries with a purpose. The inspiring collection includes prosthetics for children and a wheelchair that can be mounted on skis (designed for the Danish Sitski Olympic athlete, Ulrik Nyvold), rattan furniture whose production excludes polluting factors, industrial design dealing with water wastage, and co-design to create citizen involvement in socially deprived environments.
Christoffer Kronholm / Christopher Pilgrim
Though many of the pieces are worth admiring for beauty alone, it is more than just another exhibition. Its environmentally and socially conscious designs exemplify creation and experimentation that expands beyond the obvious solutions, challenging the designers, as well as the rest of the world, to create innovative, artistic and scientifically sound designs with an intention.
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