Danes are extremely good at highlighting their culture heritage. Has always been – it runs in their blood. This year the furniture design virituos Finn Juhl would have celebrated his 100-years anniversary. This will lead to several events. Trapholt Museum in Kolding shows his work in a major exhibition focusing his sculptural skills. Ordrupsgaard Museum, near Copenhagen, with a pavillion created by architect Zaha Hadid, shows some of the best items. In fact Finn Juhl lived next door to the museum and his home is preserved and open to the public. A visit is highly recommended. And while you are in Denmark- don´t forget to visit Scandinavia´s most beautiful museum Louisiana, now showing New nordic- architecture & Identity.
Danish architect and designer Finn Juhl (1912-1989). Interior from his home in Orprupsgaard, Charlottenlund.
Josef Frank (1885-1967), born in Vienna, became one of Swedens most recognized architects and designers during the era of Swedish Grace. His consistent cooperation with Estrid Ericson, the founder of the company Svenskt Tenn, resulted in an amazing range of furniture, luminaires and above all fabrics still in production and exclusively available by Svenskt Tenn. Josef Frank also designed some villas, most of them from 1920-30. Last weekend me and my whife, engaged in the board of Svenskt Tenn, spent a weekend in one of Franks small villas in Falsterbo- very south of Sweden. It was a fascinating experience to stay in the world of the Icon, preserved since 1927.
Villa Carlsten in Falsterbo, designed by Josef Frank 1927, well preserved? Josef Frank (1885-1967)
Brand and Design Director Lammhults Design Group
LAMMHULTS will be exhibiting at this years 100% Design more details HERE.