Born in 1983, Anker Bak reshapes design through his unique craftsmanship and understanding of functionality, honed through a journey from carpentry to innovative design. His notable creations, like the wooden crutch and Rocking Nest Chair, highlight his blending of minimalism, functionality, and aesthetic beauty.
Rikke Frost, an iconic Danish designer, skillfully blends traditional craftsmanship with modern design. Her celebrated Sideways Sofa, a collaboration with Carl Hansen & Son, showcases her deep understanding of materials and their narrative potency. Frost’s work, marked by adaptability for modern production and quick innovation, has earned her widespread recognition and accolades.
“Modern Scandinavian Design” by Charlotte and Peter Fiell is an authoritative guide on Nordic design, emphasizing its commitment to social equality and quality of life. The in-depth book covers various design disciplines, making it an essential resource for design enthusiasts and practitioners.
She worked on the editorial staff of The Building Manual from 1944 to 1955. She was a crucial figure in Borge Mogensen’s research on the standardisation of consumer product sizes, and she collaborated with him frequently. They created the Boligens Byggeskabe (BB) and resund cabinet-storage systems in 1957.
Kvadrat, founded in 1968 in Denmark, is a global leader in high-quality, contemporary textiles. Emphasizing quality, craftsmanship, and collaboration with renowned designers, Kvadrat creates visually striking and durable fabrics suitable for various industries. The company is committed to sustainability, ethical manufacturing, and reducing environmental impact. Kvadrat’s textiles are versatile and adaptable, found in various industries like architecture, interior design, and fashion.
Back in 1968, Danish design student Susanne Koefoed developed the International Access Symbol and as ubiquitous as it became, there is a passivity to the design that is arguably addressed by the latest Accessible Icon. With its own emoji and increasing acceptance across the globe, the new symbol started as a street art project in the Boston area that tackled stereotypes of disability and the built environment.
Fritz Hansen, a cabinetmaker who started producing and supplying furniture parts before going into bentwood furniture production, founded this major Danish furniture manufacturing company in Copenhagen. In the 1930s, the company began to produce tubular steel designs by Dutch designer Mart Stam and others, in addition to wooden furniture.
At the height of the Danish Modern movement, Jens Quistgaard and Dansk spiced up the design world with a stunning series of sculptural wood salt and pepper mills. Danish Pepper features photos and illustrations of Dansk and other Danish mills, accompanied by a rich history of the mills and their creators.
A definitive history of 20th-century Danish design through 101 classic objects.
Denmark has long loomed large in international design history. Today, Danish furniture, textiles, home appliances and utensils from the 1960s and ‘70s are more popular than ever, for sale at design galleries and a rarity at flea markets.