Petit is a French word meaning small – and mind you, small in an elegant and graceful way, with refinement of detail and a classic touch. To furniture manufacturers and designers, it is an exciting challenge to let creativity and innovation flourish within a given framework, and therefore, the participants in this year’s edition of the traditional experimental furniture event Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition were commissioned to create a piece of furniture, standing on its own base, in size max. 60 x 60 x 60 cm.
The exhibition includes a total of 45 different takes on a petit piece of furniture. All the furniture is placed on mirror platforms, creating exciting visual effects and also making it possible to see the furniture from below.
The French touch is also underlined by the choice of exhibition venue, namely the Øregaard Museum in Hellerup north of Copenhagen. The museum was designed in 1808 by the French architect Joseph-Jacques Remeé and was originally a country house for a rich Copenhagen merchant family. The rooms in the building are created for people and are thus ideal for small, well-planned furniture items.
The exhibition will be shown at Øregaard Museum from 4 September to 18 October 2015. After that, the exhibition will move to Paris, where it appears in the Maison du Danemark on the Champs-Élysées in the period 27 January to 3 April 2016.
Read more about Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition here.