Marking the 100th anniversary of Hans J Wegner and Børge Mogensen the Royal Danish Academy proudly presents the opening party of “Morphology”. Under this title the academy presents 50 young design talents in Ventura Lambrate during Design Week Milan 2014. Inspired by the works of Mogensen and Wegner, students from the school were teamed up and asked to combine the traditional type of a stick-chair with upholstery in order to “morph” the stick-chair to a contemporary expression. By applying upholstery to a traditional wooden frame the students developed a wide range of innovative designs that represent a contemporary interpretation of danish furniture design. Another group of students was in charge of the exhibition design and coordination, which showcases a selection of 14 chairs.
Stix – Clemens Hoyer_Nicolai Hansen
Vertically rolled foam was the main material that made up Stix Chair designed by Nicolai Hansen and Clemens Hoyer as a contemporary take on a ‘stick chair’, held together in compression by three sticks piercing the layers of foam from underneath.
Bob Marshall – Blecher Camilla Wedelboe_Monsrud Skin and Bones – Falko Landsberger_Mathias Hejgaard Wiil
Pli – Louise Lee Christensen _ Marie Liebhardt
Folded – Carina Ellegaard Jacobsen_Konomi Noguchi
Carina Ellegaard collaborated with Konomi Noguchi on a piece entitled Folded, inspired by the Peacock chair by designer Hans Wegner. ‘We started off by studying his chair, analysing the areas that we could redesign with an approach to textile.’ The result showcases the merging of fabric and wood that draws correlations with the original but retaining its own original aesthetic.‘We morphed the textile to show the memory of the sticks at the back in the original. My partner is Japanese so there is an element of origami to it because we really wanted to merge not just old and new ideas together but also Japanese and Danish expressions in one piece of furniture’, stated Carina Ellegaard.
II – Elise Tessier_Astrid Tolnov Larsen
Needle Chair – Suguru Kobayashi_Eva Marie Fly
Knit – Aija Emilia Hannula_Begona Uribe Landeta
Woven tapesty becomes the back rest of this chair that fuses both textile and the iconic stick chairs, celebrating both soft and hard textures.
Eight Chair – Yuanmo Xie_Takumi Yoshida
Løve – Tim Torp_Eleni Bouga
Stik – Johan Jeppesen_Jesper Su Rosenmeier
Jesper Su Rosenmeier and Johan Jeppesen’s Stix Chair was designed by bonding different kinds of sticks and upholstery together in an innovative way though relying on the materials used traditionally in furniture manufacturing.
Tall Chair – Zeynep Derya Arpac_Jeffery Scott Sandler
Sawdust Chair – Johanna Riedl
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