Journeyman joiner’s desk got first prize

alexander_glaserThe winning piece of furniture was this elegant desk, designed and manufactured by Alexander Glaser. (Photo: Henrik Folmar)

During the annual general assembly and conference of the trade association TMI – Association of Danish Wood and Furniture Industries – on June 9, 2016, awards were, according to tradition, given to the year’s best pieces of work made by cabinetmaker apprentices, who are finishing their education.

The first prize of 30,000 DKK went to Alexander Glaser, who has served his apprenticeship at PP Møbler. Alexander had made a desk, for which the jury was very enthusiastic: “The desk is very well proportioned and well designed. It has an extremely minimalistic expression, and there is just what should be and nothing superfluous. Amazing fine solutions are chosen for the design and utilization of the opportunities that are present in this particular piece of furniture. There is a very fine harmony between the design of the table with its functionality and today’s use of desks/computer tables/ drawing boards etc.  The idea of the very fine and invisible drawers is good and really nice executed. The table appears as a springy unity,” the justification states inter alia.

The second prize went to Sigurd Karmark Larsen from Aksel Kjersgaard, who had made a sideboard with a frame of woven paper yarn, while the third prize was awarded to Hao Ngo Vinh from Stina Inventar/Expedit, who had made a dining table with an advanced extraction mechanism.