The catalogue for the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition in 2018 at Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen has a general introduction to the exhibition by the selection board and then for each work there is a double-page layout with a full page black and white photograph for each of the works.
These monochrome images are dramatic and chime with the theme of the exhibition but also give a strong emphasis to the form of each work.
Some pieces have a descriptive or evocative name - so Calm or Look don’t touch and a cabinet for the display of special possessions has the title Ego - while other titles are more straightforward, with works described as Chair or Table and Chair.
Of course the catalogue sets out the name of the designer and the name of the cabinetmaker or the company who realised the work and each entry includes the materials and the dimensions of the piece.
There is also a short paragraph on each work to set out any thoughts that inspired the design or to talk about technical details - many of the pieces use material in an innovative way or the construction is much more complicated than is immediately apparent - and there is a translation in English.
Graphic design is by Studio Claus Due and the black and white photographs were taken by Torben Petersen.
Snedkernes Efterårsudtilling 2018
MONO - et møbel med håndværksmæssig forståelse
The Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition 2018
MONO - furniture shaped by craftsmanship and insight
in Danish and English
text Charlotte Jul
oversættelse / translation by Dorte Herholdt Silver
photography by Torben Petersen
grafisk design / graphic design Studio Claus Due