Classic Modern Danish Designs in Shanghai

Danish Pulse – Danish Design Exhibtion will be held between 29 November and 25 December 2013 at LAN Wave and the exhibition. The exhibition will present classic modern Danish design and Danish modern lifestyle to the audience in Shanghai.hans-wegner-with-chair

On the evening of 29th Nov., there will be a spectacular opening show for invited guests. Danish Ambassador to China, Consulate General Shanghai, Government officials from Shanghai will be present to open the exhibition. Other guests include, Museum Director of Design Museum Denmark, Managing Director of Innonet Lifestyle, Director of School of Architecture and Design, Kasper Salto & Thomas Sigsgaar, daughters of famous Danish female furniture designer Nanna Ditzel, private collector of Danish Furniture Mr. Noritsugu Oda, and CEO of Danish Businesses.

One of the highlights of the ceremony will be the charity auction. The owner & manager of Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers of Fines Arts, a Danish auction house with longest history, Frederik Bruun Rasmussen will be the auctioneer, and all proceeds will be used to sponsor Chinese original design industry.

Danish Design has always been the pioneer of international design, and emerged a lot of world-class designers, such as Kaare Klint, Hans J. Wegner, Finn Juhl, Børge Mogensen, Arne Jacobsen, Nanna Ditzel, Poul Kjaerholm, Poul Henningsen and Verner Panton.

Their work are mostly ‘The Nature’s Gifts’, expressing the beauty of nature; of supreme ‘Craftsmanship’; inherited ‘Tradition’; extreme ‘Comfort’; comprehensive ‘Function’, and there are also the five themes of the exhibition.

Many of Danish designers have deeply influenced by ancient Chinese furniture art. Hans J. Wegner, so called ‘Father of Chairs’ is one of the examples. During his lifetime, he designed more than on thousand pieces of furniture, among which there is a series of work inspired by Chinese Ming Dynasty Chair. These include the Chinese Chair, Y Chair and The Chair in its simplest form. The Chair became famous after John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon sat on it in the first ever televised election debate in 1960. The Chair was then frequently used in global summit such as the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference, on 18th December 2009.

Another example is the ‘Father of Furniture Art’ Finn Juhl. He was assigned the task of designing The Trusteeship Council Chamber in New York UN headquarter in 1951. This Chamber then got the name of ‘Finn Juhl Chamber’, because of its comfort and coziness.

Danish design extracted Chinese design’s essence, and created many more classic and timeless art for everyday life. These designs will be presented in the exhibition, from the source point back to their origin.

Opening hours
Mon 13:30——16:00
Tue—Thu 10:00——16:00
Fri — Sun 10:00——21:00

Opening Dates
Nov. 29 Grand Opening
Nov. 30 – Dec. 25 Public Viewing

Venue
LAN·Wave
NO.1256, Yang Shu Pu Rd. (Near Dan Dong Rd.)

Source: Vantage Shanghai

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