DANISH MADE: Exciting renewal of a proud tradition


From the Morphology stand at DANISH MADE in Milan.

During the recent furniture Week in Milan, there were plenty of innovative Danish furniture design to look at joint exhibition DANISH MADE in the lively Ventura Lambrate area of design metropolis.

The DANISH MADE exhibition took place in an old scooter factory where design students from three Danish design schools: e Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture and Design – KADK (Copenhagen), Aarhus School of Architecture (Aarhus) and TEKO Design + Business Via University College (Herning) showed a number of exciting and promising bids for tomorrow’s furniture design.

One of the participating schools – KADK – stood behind the event “Morphology – Stick and Cushion”. Inspired by the works of the two classic Danish furniture designers, Børge Mogensen and Hans J. Wegner, the students were asked to combine the traditional spindleback chair with upholstery and “morph” the chair into a contemporary expression. By using cushions on a traditional wooden frame, students developed a wide range of innovative designs that represent a modern interpretation of Danish furniture design. “The idea is to learn from the classic Danish furniture tradition working methods and apply them in a modern context,” Professor Nicolai de Gier from KADK explains.


Modern interpretation of the classic spindleback chair: Knit by Aija Emilia Hannula and Begona Uribe Landeta.