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3daysofdesign: In Copenhagen, the hidden gems of design

3daysofdesign: In Copenhagen, the hidden gems of design

Originally posted 2019-05-31 15:00:30.

Lately, we were delighted to go to the Danish capital to attend the 3daysofdesign. event. After first having taken place in a traditional format outside the city, in an exhibition hall for a few years, the annual event now takes place in the heart of Copenhagen, making every visit even more pleasant, and transforming every discovery into a real treasure. Between emerging talents and already familiar names, immerse yourself in the heart of what's the Danish design today and what it has to offer for the near future...

 

 

Copenhagen through its designers at 3daysofdesign

 

Hotel Charlottenborg

 

3daysofdesign exhibition at the Hotel Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
3daysofdesign exhibition at the Hotel Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
3daysofdesign exhibition at the Hotel Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
3daysofdesign exhibition at the Hotel Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

It is along an exhibition about hospitality and curated by Ark journal and theAssociation of Danish Wood and Furniture Industries at the Hotel Charlottenborg, that we found many interesting hidden pieces. Indeed, in a small room bathed in the typical and gentle light of Copenhagen, there was for instance Martini Board 2, an impressive sculpture made by the well-known duo Pettersen & Hein, a composition between art and design of Birgitte Due Madsen, a luminous work of Frederik Nystrup Larsen and Oliver Sundqvist, and other beautiful pieces. A small world apart, where functionality has given way to the expression plastic and the imaginary, and where harmony of materials and tones colors were authentic.

 

 

Jakob Jørgensen

 

Danish designer and metalworker Jakob Joergensen's Totems
Danish designer and metalworker Jakob Joergensen's Totems

Jakob Jørgensen is a metalworker who turns tubes into art sculptures or design pieces. Met on the first day of 3daysofdesign Thanks to the Danish Arts Foundation, it is in a huge workshop with each floor its speciality (metal, wood, ceramics, etc.) that we realized the enormous work to be done in order to give life to the series of Totems of the designer. From simple but imposing industrial steel tubes, Jakob shapes objects that seem almost light to the eye, as he has succeeded in transforming our perception of metal. Nice work.

 

 

Mater

 

Mater at 3daysofdesign, Copenhagen
Mater at 3daysofdesign, Copenhagen

At a turn in our design press tour in the city, we were seduced by the new collection of Mater, including the set of two chairs He and She by the designer Eva Harlou. Simple materials, connected with grace, gave birth to a minimalist and efficient design that does not leave indifferent.

 

 

Mia Lagerman

 

Mia Lagerman at 3daysofdesign
Wooden, rattan and glass Red Cabinet at 3daysofdesign

Wooden, rattan and glass Red Cabinet at 3daysofdesign

The Swedish-Danish designer Mia Lagerman presented a set of pieces made in the recent years at the Swedish Embassy on the occasion of 3daysofdesign. Among these, two cool pieces came to our attention, one in glass with a fruit pattern, the other, transparent, in rattan. A remarkable work with the real will of the Scandinavian designer to produce of quality, functional but aesthetic objects.

"Design is allowed to have a twinkle in the eye, but must still be able to be taken seriously. It's about creating a surprise, something you don't expect. It's about contemplation (...) "

Mia Lagerman

 

 

Turi Heisselberg Pedersen

 

Faceted ceramic sculptures by Turi Heisselberg Pedersen
Faceted ceramic sculptures by Turi Heisselberg Pedersen
Faceted ceramic sculptures by Turi Heisselberg Pedersen
Faceted ceramic sculptures by Turi Heisselberg Pedersen

Sometimes the gems of design are not the ones we expected. Indeed, it was on the occasion of an exhibition of furniture, that we discovered the extraordinary sculptural work of Turi Heisselberg Pedersen, whose objects where there to decorate tables and consoles. So we were stunned to find these singular and fascinating ceramics where we did not expect to find them! A rather well-known talent of the Danish designscene, who has already exhibited works in New York, Paris or Brussels a few years ago and whose work deserve to be shared with the greatest number. A crush.

 

 

 

DAWN Exhibition

 

Helle Mardahl

 

3daysofdesign, DAWN Exhibition, Helle Mardahl

3daysofdesign, DAWN Exhibition, Helle Mardahl
3daysofdesign, DAWN Exhibition, Helle Mardahl

3daysofdesign, DAWN Exhibition, Helle Mardahl

3daysofdesign, DAWN Exhibition, Helle Mardahl
3daysofdesign, DAWN Exhibition, Helle Mardahl

As you may have noticed, the work of Helle Mardhal undoubtedly pleased us at 3daysofdesign. The artist and designer has several strings and inspirations to his arch, including sculpture, painting, styling or even interior architecture. Universes that have without any doubts guided the designer to this flamboyant collection, as she likes to qualify her work, where the work of color on solid or transparent surfaces is a subject in itself. Cherry, is a collection of unique handmade glass objects and lamps made with the utmost care, and of which each piece is signed by the designer. In perfect pedestals to this collection, simple and colorful pieces of furniture come to enhancing even more this extravagant aesthetic and giving life to the exhibition space.

 

 

Ida Elke

 

Metal sculptural lamps by Iza Elke
IDA Elke at DAWN Exhibition 2019

Already mentioned on the blog for her careful and delicate work, Ida Elke is one of the designers whose work we really enjoyed during the DAWN Exhibition. Indeed, she presented her extraordinary and fantasmagorical Odd Shell Lightings, proudly displayed on the pedestals QB. Thanks to their aluminum envelope, these sculptural luminaires are playing with the light they produce as well as the one they reflect, giving them as much shine as they are on or off. The contrast with each pedestal, very massive, is interesting, and this is where both objects really make sense thanks to each other. Nice work.

 

 

Justyna Poplawska

 

Justyna Poplawska at DAWN Exhibition 2019, 3daysofdesign.
Justyna Poplawska at DAWN Exhibition 2019, 3daysofdesign.

Justyna Poplawska at DAWN Exhibition 2019, 3daysofdesign.

It has been a long time since the work of Justyna Poplawska had to be mentioned on the blog, and we are delighted that 3daysofdesign finally gives us the opportunity! The designer, based in Copenhagen, made the occasional tables and screen divider of the series Tinct, with recycled colorful glass grits, almost applied like a paint. The result is a collection of poetic and very feminine objects, manufactured through an intelligent recycling process and which one can easily imagine what it could give, applied on a wide scale. A subtle mix and match between experimental design and craft techniques.

 

 

Poppykalas X Layered

 

Poppykalas X Layered at 3daysofdesign
Poppykalas X Layered at 3daysofdesign

Poppykalas X Layered at 3daysofdesign

Poppykalas X Layered at 3daysofdesign
Poppykalas X Layered at 3daysofdesign

The DAWN Exhibition began with the unveiling of the much awaited collaboration between the Danish renowned florist Poppykalas and decoration and rugs brand, Layered: The secret garden collection. Poppykalas has been able to put her very floral, lyrical and romantic world in a field that is usually not hers, giving an abstract version of the plant universe. The installation, like a theater set, staged the already famous rugs, like fantastic landscapes or prodigious gardens punctuated here and there with vegetation, and brought to light occasionally by the delicate products of Nuura. We were immersed in a very singular creation, with the utmost pleasure.

 

 

Seven Subjects

 

A modern Danish design table lamp.
A modern Danish design table lamp.

Seven Subjects is an art and design studio based in Copenhagen, exploring all facets of subjectivity. During this Danish design week, the studio presented the Moon Traveler Lamp, inspired by the Greenland origins of its founder, Aviaaja Ezekiassen. Indeed, a legend says that a shaman with the will to restore the balance of nature, would have gone into a trance thanks to the sound of the drums of Greenland... The lamp is a narrative interpretation of this scene, where the shaman would have contacted The Man of the Moon. A beautiful story to hear before falling asleep, a sleek design that we definitely like.

 

 

 

Etage Projects

 

Natural Futurism

 

Jacob Egeberg at Etage Projects

Jacob Egeberg at Etage Projects
Jacob Egeberg at Etage Projects
Jacob Egeberg at Etage Projects
Jacob Egeberg at Etage Projects

The inescapable design gallery Etage Projects was also part of our program during the 3daysofdesign. Although its programming has been related to the Art Week and not the Design Week, the exhibited pieces have to appear here! On this occasion, the gallery presented the first solo exhibition of young designer Jacob Mathias Egeberg, a rising star in the Danish design scene. Between exploiting industrial manufacturing techniques and its propensity to produce sculptural objects with fantastical and fabulous aesthetics, the designer delivers an exhibition, lively, vibrant and full of beautiful promises for the future.

 

 

World of Ulteriors

 

World of Ulteriors, a contemporary design exhibition by soft Baroque.

World of Ulteriors, a contemporary design exhibition by soft Baroque.
World of Ulteriors, a contemporary design exhibition by soft Baroque.

World of Ulteriors, a contemporary design exhibition by soft Baroque.

World of Ulteriors, a contemporary design exhibition by soft Baroque.
World of Ulteriors, a contemporary design exhibition by soft Baroque.

Design studio Soft Baroque also exhibited a series of new designs at Etage Projects, under the name World of Ulteriors. In terms of furniture, designers advocate the experience that each piece arouses and makes us live, a feeling closer to the felt than any material or functional contribution. With the collaboration and the 3D work of the designer Nicholas Ashby, the trio of London designers explores the capabilities of this visual art transposed to materials, or how formal experiments in 3D give rise to a genuine and clairvoyant use of each material. Between the craft and the image, the gallery and the designers of Soft Baroque offer here to let the poetry merged with design, thanks to a series of strange objects andfictional interiors. Incredible.

 

 

 ➡ Many thanks to The Design Release and Danish Arts Foundation for their invitation to 3daysofdesign!

 

 

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