14 graduate students from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, along with three of the school’s teachers, paid mid-February a visit to the furniture company Sika-Design in Rynkeby, which for many years has been a specialist in rattan furniture.
The students were in early February charged with the task of creating a piece of furniture in which the material rattan must be included and must make the main impression. The assignment must culminate in an exhibition at the Milan Furniture Fair in mid-April.
In addition to an introduction to the material rattan, a presentation and a tour of the company Sika-Design, the students could meet the experienced basket maker Knud Leo Svensson, who still weaves in accordance with ancient traditions and keeps the craft alive.
The students also had the opportunity to present their exhibition furniture sketches to the wicker furniture experts, who in addition to Knud Leo Svensson also included Knud, Louise and Michael from Sika-Design.
Read more about Sika-Design here.