Good stuff in Kalmar pine


The elegant chair ELDR is one of the furniture items displayed at Shoots on the Trunk 2015. Designer: Isabel Ahm. Cabinetmaker: Kornelius Geronimo Kjærvik Pagels. Photos: Nikolai Lundegaard.

The project Shoots on the Trunk (in Danish: Skud på Stammen) has over the years become a recurring event in the Danish furniture world.

Shoots on the Trunk is a workshop where graduate cabinetmakers, cabinetmaker trainees and upholsterers work in close partnership with a number of Denmark’s leading furniture designers. The aim is, in four weeks, to produce a prototype of a piece of furniture. In this way, it is hoped that the coming or newly educated cabinetmakers joiners can help to renew Danish furniture design and perhaps create tomorrow’s furniture classics.

The theme of the 2015 edition of Shoots on the Trunk is Kram – a Danish word which both means a good and well-manufactured product and a loving compassionate hug.

It has also been a requirement that every piece of furniture should be made of the same material, namely a plank of Swedish Kalmar pine. Pinewood is normally associated with construction timber or with cheap furniture, but Shoots on the Trunk would like to prove that Kalmar pine is underestimated as a furniture material. This species grows slowly and is suitable for fine processing. In addition, it is a northern European resource that must not be transported far and supports local forest owners, sawmills and timber merchants.

In 2015, Shoots on the Trunk encompasses 18 different picdes of furniture. They are exhibited partly Trapholt Art Museum in Kolding in the period October 8, 2015 – January 10, 2016 and partly at the Kings’ Lapidary in Copenhagen from October 29 to November 15, 2015.

Shoots on the Trunk is arranged by Copenhagen Technical School (KTS).

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