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On Your Shoulders in London

About On Your Shoulders

What made Danish design from the forties, fifties and sixties so successful?
What can we learn from the approach by the Danish designers of that era?

We have asked these questions to the furniture design students from the 6th semester at VIA Teko Design & Business, and here they offer their proposals.

The process has been short and intense: The assignment was presented to the students February 11 and they had to present their designs March 14.
They were teamed up in pairs to define their common design briefs and to help and support each other.
The main themes of the approach are exploiting the properties of the materials, focusing on detail and optimizing methods in industrial production.
Based in the past and with present lifestyle in mind we present 14 new designs, which all are promising bids to continue this tradition.

Event at the Stand

London Daily Posted on Sun, September 21, 2014 12:42:22

Thursday afternoon we had an event with free beer and water for all the attending guests.
We had a lot of people come by to check out all of our lovely products and hear about the idea behind.



Our Stand

London Daily Posted on Thu, September 18, 2014 16:40:12

We are open for business!! 😀
Our stand is all done and ready to greet all of you lovely people that are coming to visit!
We are located at:

Hall T2, First Floor stand B04

Old Truman Brewery

Hanbury Street
London E1 6QR

Remember we have an event with beer sponsored by TeeDawn. It is at 5-7 pm so if you’re in the neighborhood you should drop by.
Just show the invitation picture attached at the bottom of the blog post.

Show this invite if you want to attend our event.



Our Stand

London Daily Posted on Thu, September 18, 2014 16:40:11

We are open for business!! 😀
Our stand is all done and ready to greet all of you lovely people that are coming to visit!
We are located at:

Hall T2, First Floor stand B04

Old Truman Brewery

Hanbury Street
London E1 6QR

Remember we have an event with beer sponsored by TeeDawn. It is at 5-7 pm so if you’re in the neighborhood you should drop by.
Just show the invitation picture attached at the bottom of the blog post.

Show this invite if you want to attend our event.



Preparing to Leave (Old post)

London Daily Posted on Wed, September 17, 2014 20:02:12

Before sending all of our furniture with DSV to London Design Festival, we had to make sure the products were packed and ready for the travel!
Therefore we build solid travel boxes to make sure nothing happened to our precious furniture!

See you there?



Rikke Frydensbjerg

Designs & Designers Posted on Wed, September 17, 2014 13:24:37

GOCCIA

By Rikke Frydensbjerg
info@rikkefrydensbjerg.dk
www.rikkefrydensbjerg.dk

Goccia is inspired by nature’s forms and Børge Mogensen’s choice of materials.
The shape of Goccia is based on the shape of a water drop. It is meant for storage of small items, such as keys and gloves etc.; things that easily creates clutter.
The construction consists of wood and is covered with
hand-stitched leather. There are four rooms, including two shelves.
Goccia has side openings that are closed with magnetic leather flaps.


The Designer


Rikke Frydensbjerg

Designpartner: Morten Grønhøj Knudsen



Carina Mølgaard

Designs & Designers Posted on Wed, September 17, 2014 13:21:05

PI
Carina Maria Mølgaard Nielsen
carinamaria@gmail.com
www.carinamaria.dk

“PI” combines values from functionalism with more expressive
and artistically orientated Danish design traditions.
The bench has a simple and tactile expression,
where functionality is seen in its simple form and function.
The expressive element is seen in the leg detail and in the upholstery,
which is an aesthetic reflection on one of the frequently used
design and decoration elements; – the weaving.

The Designer

Carina Maria Mølgaard Nielsen

Designpartner: Stefan Veilgaard Christoffersen



Carina & Gröa

Designs & Designers Posted on Tue, September 16, 2014 22:25:33

ALMA

By Carina Fyhn Beuchert
info@carinabeuchert.dk
www.carinabeuchert.dk

Alma is a functional pouf that can change shape e.g. when kids want to play, or if your guest needs a comfortable place to sleep.
The strap allows you to stabilize the product. Alma is inspired by Finn Juhl and his fascination with exotic animals.
By following his design approach, Alma is inspired by the armadillo.
The product consists of high density foam and removable fabric.

WOOLY
By Gróa Ólöf Þorgeirsdóttir
groaolof@gmail.com
www.designbygroa.is

In the “Golden Age of Danish Design”, Finn Juhl was often inspired

by exotic animals when designing furniture. By following his design
approach, Wooly is inspired by the interesting form of the armadillo.
Wooly is a lamp made of felted wool and solid wood.
It can be used as a hanging lamp, a pendant or a floor lamp.
When turned on it allows the structure in the material to flourish and
come alive, offering a cozy and charming lighting experience.


The Designers

Carina Fyhn Beuchert & Gróa Ólöf Þorgeirsdóttir



Britt & Michael

Designs & Designers Posted on Tue, September 16, 2014 22:17:50

Wave
By Britt Rasmussen
Britt@studiofem.dk
www.studiofem.dk

Wave is a new and playful way of thinking storage. The idea of Wave is to create a piece of furniture that is sculptural and involves the user.
The inspiration comes from how Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen
took existing materials and used them in different ways; – but instead
of plastic and plywood, I have used felt and mixed it with plywood.
Wave is a flexible piece of furniture that will change as you use it.
It invites the user to create spaces and to reshape Wave with the objects that are put into it.


Eclipse
By Michael Daae Christensen
contact@madebymichael.dk
www.madebymichael.dk

Eclipse is a felt lamp that invites the user to interact with the product.
It has a natural light dimmer that lets you control
how much light you want. When turned one way,
the different layers of felt will open up and reveal light.
When turned the other way it will close and shut off the light.
The inspiration comes from classic Danish design, form follows
function, and the way Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen took
an existing material and used it in a different way.


The Designers

Britt Rasmussen & Michael Daae Christensen



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