Collaborative Kinship exhibition showcases oak-and-terrazzo furnishings

Designer Birgitte Due Madsen, architect Anne Dorthe Vester and curator Henriette Noermark have launched an exhibition of marble, resin and wooden furnishings designed to discover collaboration.

Kinship, which opened on the Alice Folker gallery in Copenhagen in the course of the 3 Days of Design pageant, showcases 18 designs that utilise terrazzo, wooden, metallic, resin, marble and glass.

The exhibition was knowledgeable by current works by Madsen and Vester, together with the Lucid resin chair by Madsen and the Vitrine ash-and-steel wall hanging artworks by Vester, that are additionally on show within the house.

Kinship showcased 18 furnishings and design objects

“As a gaggle of three people who thrive in collaborative environments, it was pure for us to come back collectively for this collaboration,” the collective instructed Dezeen.

“We wished to discover collaboration whereas specializing in our particular person strengths, current work, and experiences. Every of us brings totally different ability units, backgrounds and practices, which we wished to showcase on this exhibition,” the trio added.

“The exhibition delves into the exploration of collaboration by inserting a highlight on the people concerned.”

Photo of chairs and neon lights at the Kinship exhibition
Three terrazzo chairs have been made in collaboration by Madsen, Vester and Noermark

Within the spirit of collaboration, the exhibitors designed three terrazzo and oak chairs collectively particularly for the Kinship exhibition.

These have been made utilizing wooden equipped by Danish flooring firm Dinesen.

Positioned within the centre of the gallery’s second room, the terrazzo bases of the chairs mimic one another in form, with the wood slats positioned on totally different angles of the bottom.

The terrazzo used was comprised of glass waste, recycled bricks and concrete to cut back the CO2 emissions generated when creating the fabric, the gallery mentioned.

Photo of chairs and neon lights at the Kinship exhibition
The exhibition is on show on the Alice Folker gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark

“The design course of for the terrazzo chairs stemmed from the concept of experimenting with direct collaboration. We used Birgitte and Anne Dorthe’s earlier works as a basis to create a brand new collective assortment,” the trio defined.

“The chairs have been designed with a constant aesthetic and visible language that’s mirrored in our shared terrazzo furnishings,” it added.

“The intertwining of practices creates a cohesive show that showcases direct references to the slats present in Anne Dorthe’s items and the semicircular strokes seen in Birgitte’s works.”

Photo of chairs and neon lights at the Kinship exhibition
The exhibition was on show throughout Copenhagen’s 3 Days of Design pageant

Surrounding the chairs, Madsen’s collection of round Neon Forged lights are displayed on her Breton marble cubes. The gypsum and glass lights are available shades of inexperienced, blue, pink, pink and purple.

Two extra neon lights dangle on the partitions of the gallery, every designed with a horizontal or vertical stripe of neon operating by means of the equally designed round mild.

Photo of chairs and neon lights at the Kinship exhibition
The exhibition makes use of supplies comparable to terrazzo, resin, marble, wooden, metallic and glass

The 4 Breton cubes, named after sailors’ shirts initially designed to be useful, discover each type and performance. The cubes function uniform horizontal, vertical or diagonal stripes of marble, every with its personal veiny sample in inexperienced, pink and brown.

Additionally at this yr’s 3 Days of Design, Christian + Jade partnered with Dinesen to current the Weight of Wooden exhibition and Tableau confirmed sculptural wood furnishings by Vaarnii.

The pictures is courtesy of Birgitte Due Madsen.

Kinship is on present from 2 June to 29 July 2023. See Dezeen Occasions Information for details about the occasion, plus a listing of different structure and design occasions happening around the globe.