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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.

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



Anker & Jeannett

Designs & Designers Posted on Tue, September 16, 2014 22:09:49

Nomad Rocker
By Anker Bak
anker@ankerspoint.com
www.ankerspoint.com

Even in the smallest space, you need a feeling of homeliness.
Nomad Rocker is designed for the small house.
It is a foldable rocking chair, you can bring along
or just hide away, when you need room for dancing.
H.J. Wegner’s way of thinking solid handcraft into his designs has been
a great inspiration for my solutions on functions and aesthetics.

Nomad Rocker is made in Nordic materials with oak, leather and steel.
Home – is where your chair is.


Nonno
By Jeannett Højer
mail@jeannetthoejer.dk
www.jeannetthoejer.dk

Nonno is a piece of furniture that calms you. It is a combination of my fondness for the hammock and its rocking
motion and my interpretation of the “Circle Chair” by H.J. Wegner.
This led to a rocking daybed. Contrary to the hammock,
Nonno requires no poles or fixtures, and it appears elegant in itself.
Nonno means grandfather in Italian and refers to grandpa
taking a nap on his rocking daybed.


The Designers

Anker Bak & Jeannett Højer



Monique & Louise

Designs & Designers Posted on Tue, September 16, 2014 22:03:04

DB100
By Monique Consentino
Info@monq.dk
www.monq.dk

DB 100 is a daybed that is inspired by the industrialization and the opportunities it led to by mass-producing furniture.
Especially, icons like Arne Jacobsen were very interested in this development.
The use of metal allows the frame to be made in very thin dimensions
which gives the daybed a light look. On top there is a thin mattress.
Both the handle and the wheels
make it easy for one person to move it outside.


Trio Lamp
By Louise Mengel
www.louisemengel.dk
info@louisemengel.dk

Trio lamp is inspired by the industrialization
and the consequent mass-produced furniture.
Icons like e.g. Arne Jacobsen were very interested in this development.
The frame is made of one bent steel tube,
and the lamp head is made of smoked oak.
The frame is self-supporting and underlines the properties of the steel.
By using LED lighting, it is possible to design a thin lamp head
that support modern technology.


The Designers

Monique Consentino & Louise Mengel



Pernille & Lasse

Designs & Designers Posted on Tue, September 16, 2014 09:53:47

Twist
By Pernille Karlsen
contact@pernillekarlsen.com
www.pernillekarlsen.com

Twist is a desk for the modern consumer who only needs space for a laptop, writing tools and a notebook.

The design is based on the craftsmanship, the focus on utilizing the properties of the materials and the functional thinking by the designers from the golden age of Danish design.

My ambition is to highlight the few materials and make them compliment each other.


LS1
By Lasse Sortkjær
ls@designbysortkjaer.com
www.designbysortkjaer.com

LS1 is a desk lamp, which is constructed of stainless steel, ash wood and a LED light source.

The properties of the steel are used in the construction of the lamp, where the steel has been twisted giving the lamp a characteristic look.

The design is inspired by the works of the Danish designer, Poul Kjærholm.

The Designers


Pernille Karlsen & Lasse Sortkjær



Anders & Sarah

Designs & Designers Posted on Tue, September 16, 2014 09:48:38

Waffle Sideboard
By Anders Engholm & Sarah Cramer
contact@studiofem.dk
www.studiofem.dk

Waffle sideboard is a flexible storage unit that is designed to be aesthetic and approachable from all sides.
It is inspired by the classic sideboards, industrial production techniques and traditional craftsmanship from “The Golden Age of Danish Design”.

The Waffle series is designed with the vision of solving today’s needs of nomadic living in the home.

Waffle Bench
By Anders Engholm & Sarah Cramer
contact@studiofem.dk
www.studiofem.dk

Waffle Bench is a flexible seating unit that can be transformed into different sitting arrangements according to the situation and the available space in the home.
Inspired by the classic benches, industrial production techniques and traditional craftsmanship from “The Golden Age of Danish Design”, the Waffle series is designed with the vision of solving today’s needs of nomadic living in the home.

The Designers

Anders Engholm & Sarah Cramer