One of Denmark’s most exclusive art and design awards, Inga and Ejvind Kold Christensen’s Honorary Prize, was this year given to is accrued furniture designer Christian Flindt. According to the charter, the prize, which is awarded annually, is given to “significant artists, craftsmen and artistic designers.”
For several decades in the 20th century, Ejvind Kold Christensen was one of the key persons in Danish furniture production, working closely with leading Danish furniture designers such as Hans J. Wegner and Poul Kjærholm. He was also one of the pioneers in organizing a partial industrial mass production of design furniture, and thereby he contributed to the foundation of the great progress, which later has characterized the Danish furniture industry.
Christian Flindt (b. 1972) has been awarded the Kold Christensen Prize for “his curiosity, his dedication to the craft, and his courage to challenge both himself, the materials and the process”, according to the explanatory memorandum.
As a furniture designer, Christian Flindt has created a number of sculptural chairs and other furniture, often using unconventional materials and methods, including with fiberglass and concrete. His most famous design is the Ripple chair produced by Paustian, but he has also worked with lamp design.
Read more about Christian Flindt here.