Schools and Talents at northmodern


Schools and Talents was an area of northmodern that covered, in various ways, design teaching and the work of the next generation of designers.


Københavns Tekniske Skole 

One large area showed work from KTS … the Copenhagen Technical School. 

Rather like the Autumn Exhibition of the Cabinetmakers, this exhibition paired together designers and cabinet makers, joiners and upholsters but whereas the Cabinetmakers at Øregaard were restricted by size - under an exhibition title Petit - here the given control was that the furniture had to be made in Kalmar pine from Sweden - a timber more usually associated with low-cost mass-produced furniture. 

So the 18 designs shown at northmodern were about collaboration in design and manufacture and about encouraging designers and cabinetmakers to use regionally-produced timber as an alternative to importing exotics timber with the transport costs that implies.

For more images of some of the works shown see the separate photo gallery




Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi Designskolen or the Royal Danish School of Design or KDAK for short showed a selection of graduate work including fashion and furniture. 

Avilde Sophie Holm



FSC - the Forest Stewardship Council at northmodern

Sara Held & Sigurd Karmark

Starting in 2006, the Forest Stewardship Council has held a Danish Design Award judged by a panel from the design industry. 

The competition is an opportunity to showcase young design talent and for some of the most interesting designs to be put into production. 

Five major Danish design schools participate including Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Designskolen Kolding, VIA Design & Business (tidligere TEKO Design + Business) Horsens, Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole/Kunstakademiets Designskole and Krabbesholm Højskole.

Lise Vester Pedersen