Design – “Play is important at crucial moments, as well as creative ones. Which perhaps makes play more relevant now than ever. Even in uncertain times, play can re-connect you with others and help you find joy daily.” Says Signe Byrdal Terenziani, Managing Director of 3 Days of Design 2022. The best of the Danish design scene took over Copenhagen with exhibitions, talks and events. Check what we liked the most.
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Anker & Co presents Micheal Anastassiades’ new lighting design of his Unlimited Collection. Beautifully crafted bamboo poles on a metal base create a structure holding a linear LED bulb. The bulb is supported with a series of wire springs that wrap around the poles, suspended equidistant from them. The result is an exquisite composition playing with balance and light.
& Tradition explores the intersection between art and design with the Studies of a Table exhibition. The Danish company has invited five international designers to create unconventional tables. Stellenbosch Art Foundry, a unique father and son enterprise from South Africa, played with materials, volume and colour.
+Halle presents the SUI desk chair by London-based studio Raw Edges. Enlivened with a swivel and an embracing wooden surface, the seat creates an intriguing niche with its hybrid, multi-purpose use – whether you need to work, relax or simply enjoy playing with it. When seated, every aspect of the object evokes free movement, with refined yet generous angles, opening for a wide welcome yet private sphere.
HAY unveils new collections and vibrant collaborations at the Hay House 2.0, a four-storey showroom and flagship store in the heart of Copenhagen. Among the highlights are the Colour Cabinet series by Belgian duo Muller Van Severen.
A Space That Feels Just Right is the Muuto showroom exhibition’s title in Copenhagen’s heart. The Scandinavian company unveiled Piton, a rechargeable portable lamp reinterpreting the flashlight. Designed by Toronto-based industrial designer Tom Chung, the versatile lighting design is named after a tool frequently used in mountain climbing.
Ferm Living presents the Ark chair collection for those long, casual dinners with friends and family. Simply working with the standard dimensions of solid wooden planks, the series makes a statement with its honest, unapologetic and readable design aesthetic. Having responsibility in mind from the initial design phase to the flat-packed packaging, the chair is made in 100% FSC™-certified wood and is designed for disassembly to reduce its environmental footprint.
Danish artist and designer Ane Lykke crafted a series of luminous objects guiding visitors throughout the in-between spaces of the Astep showroom to create a positive disturbance and interactive element with the company’s lighting collection. Based on Japanese woodworking techniques, Kumiko Light Object features a three-dimensional grid and three parallel layers playing with light, shadow and depth.
All photos: courtesy of 3 Days of Design, the companies or the designers.