Ukurant turns woodwork manufacturing unit into exhibition corridor for rising designers

This 12 months’s version of the Ukurant exhibition at 3 Days of Design has taken over a carpentry workshop and options lamps created from egg yolks and a desk “adorned with fireplace”.

Situated on the pageant’s Refshaleøen Hub, the Ukurant showcase – held by younger designers, for younger designers – has turned Copenhagen’s Barlby Carlsson woodwork manufacturing unit into a short lived exhibition house.

Ukurant takes place in a carpentry workshop this 12 months

Amongst planks of wooden and industrial equipment, Ukurant’s organisers confirmed items by 18 rising designers.

These have been chosen from 200 purposes by designers who’ve graduated throughout the previous six years, from nations starting from Denmark to Argentina and Canada.

Green chair at Copenhagen exhibition
It’s showcasing items by 18 younger designers

“We curate the exhibition primarily based on experimental character and completed craft,” Ukurant co-founder Laerke Ryom informed Dezeen.

“We actually need them to provide us their perspective on Ukurant and in addition see what younger designers are occupied with and targeted on proper now.”

Paperwork design by Frederik Gustav
Paperwork is held collectively by steel weights

Among the many items on present was Paperwork by Danish design duo Frederik Gustav. The sculptural lighting design includes a man-made mild supply, suspended from parallel tensed threads which are grounded by small metal weights.

“The weights are calculated in order that the stress of the strings is true and the whole lot was put in right here, which takes about two days,” Ryom stated.

“The [designers] got here as quickly as we entered the house and commenced to place it up, so it is actually site-specific.”

Egg yolk lamps and wooden stool
The Our Beloved and Sacred Solar lamps (in background) are created from egg yolk

A smaller however no much less eye-catching piece is Polish designer Adam Bialek’s Our Beloved and Sacred Solar, a group of lamps created from a biomaterial that mixes egg yolks with completely different biopolymers.

The organically formed lighting designs are etched with sun-shaped patterns, designed to reference solar worship and historical rituals. The designer developed the biomaterial himself and is continuous to experiment with completely different formulations and purposes.

Green vases at Ukurant exhibition
The exhibition design was additionally constructed from wooden

The carpentry firm that owns the Barlby Carlsson manufacturing unit used 3 Days of Design as a chance to put in their work across the metropolis, leaving the workshop house to the Ukurant exhibition.

Displaying the designs on this industrial house was a manner of telling the tales behind the design, Ryom stated.

“We’re simply so blissful to be right here within the workshop, the place we’re in a position to point out the story of all of the items coming to life as a result of all of them are made by the designers themselves,” Ryom added.

“They don’t seem to be in manufacturing and so we’re additionally making an attempt to inform the story of all of the craft and ability that goes into each bit. I feel that may be very particular and one thing that basically comes collectively right here.”

Burnt table by Anne Skaarup Jaedicke
Det er ikke bejdse, det brændt has a scorched sample

Most of the works on present, just like the merchandise usually made within the workshop, have been constructed from wooden. They embody Det er ikke bejdse, det brændt – which interprets as It isn’t stained, it is burnt – a wood desk by designer Anne Skaarup Jaedicke.

Jaedicke described the design as being “adorned by fireplace” and “a pedestal to your favorite factor, a aspect desk, a desk for individuals who in some way instantly discover themselves sitting on the ground”.

Its raised sample was created by burning the pine wooden, which is held collectively by aluminium spikes.

Ukurant exhibition at Refshaleøen
All designers within the exhibition are current graduates

Ukurant is about displaying the worth of neighborhood in line with Ryom, who like her co-founders Josefine Krabbe Munck, Kamma Rosa Schytte and Kasper Kyster is a current graduate.

“It is about seeing that as a collective, you could have a stronger voice,” Ryom stated.

“You may exhibit your work by your self and I additionally love when folks do this. Nevertheless it’s about seeing that there’s a worth in doing one thing collectively – I really feel that is type of particular.”

Furniture by emerging designers
Ukurant is happening as a part of the three Days of Design pageant

Taking a look at all of the items taken collectively was additionally what knowledgeable the exhibition design by Schytte and Liv Marie Rømer.

“For the exhibition design for this 12 months, the designers thought quite a bit about how you could have a chair that’s actually expressive and extra sculptural, after which you could have one thing that’s extra recognisable,” Ryom stated.

“There are tales which are informed once they stand collectively and that’s one thing that we’re actually making an attempt to precise, that the items additionally heighten one another.”

That is the third version of Ukurant at 3 Days of Design, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Different exhibitions and initiatives on present as a part of the pageant embody design duo GamFratesi’s first speaker and a settee that’s “designed for restore” by Danish model Takt.

The images is by Peter Vinther.

Ukurant is on present from 7 to 10 June 2023 as a part of 3 Days of Design. Observe the dwell protection on Dezeen dwell: 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen. See Dezeen Occasions Information for details about the occasion, plus an inventory of different structure and design occasions happening world wide.