Cabinet Makers' Autumn Exhibition - Pitch Black October 2016

An astounding exhibition that highlights the huge skill and the boundless and seemingly immeasurable inventiveness of Danish furniture makers and designers. Except of course highlighting is not exactly the appropriate word here as the theme of the exhibition this year is the black line on paper - the draft - and the full title of the exhibition is Pitch Black - shadows and transparency.

Norm Architects have been responsible, as they were last year, for the overall design and arrangement of the exhibition, but they have moved away from the mirror glass and complex reflected light of Øregård, last year’s venue, and created a dramatic setting of shadows and mystery: the works are shown over the two main floors of a 17th-century brewhouse building in Copenhagen with windows covered to exclude all natural light and the massive posts and beams of the structure and the huge sculptures that are permanently on display here are sunk in gloom. The shadows are palpable and become a significant part of the display. 

The forty-eight designs cover an amazing range of styles and explore the potential of many very different materials, from leather to Corian, but above all it is the form and shape of pieces and how they occupy space that is explored most strongly. 



Inderhavnsbænken - Bridging the Gap

designer: Andreas Lund
manufacturer: Møbelsnedkeri Kjeldtoft
material: ash with black stain

Den Lille Sorte Kjolestol - The Little Black Dress Chair

designer and maker: Anne Fabricius Møller
material: wood frame with various upholstery materials and fabrics

Flexible Standard

designer: Carlo Volf, MAA
sponsored by Copenhagen Technical College
material: oak



designer: Chris Liljenberg Lalstøm
material: charred beech, bronzed brass and horsehair



designer: Christina Strand
sponsored by ES Stålindustri
material: laser-cut sheet steel


Lille spejl på foden der … - Mirror, mirror on the stand …

design: Claus Bjerre
sponsored by Mardam Agentur
materials: ash, felt and mirror


Stabelstol - Stacking Chair

designer: Ditte Hammerstrøm
manufacturer: JM Rør A/S
material: powder-coated steel


Nesting Wall

design: Dögg Design studio
material: wood in cooperation with Pierre Greenway, halyard and wool in cooperation with Halla Ben


Glowing in the Dark

designer: Erling Christoffersen
materials: smoked oak and paracord



designer: Hannes Stephensen
manufacturer: Egeværk
material: ash with black stain



designer: Hans Sandgren Jakobsen
manufacturers: GH Form
materials: ash and cast iron


Skyggen - The Shadow

designer: Henrik Ingemann Nielsen
manufacturer: de Place Furniture by Lars de Place Bjørn
materials: wood, textile and iron


designer Henrik Sørig Thomsen
manufacturer: Godsbanens Åbne Værksteder by Ejvind Post
material: smoked oak




designer: Henrik Sørig Thomsen
manufacturer: Kvist Industries
material: stained oak


Hiding Prosperina

design: Iskos-Berlin and knit designer Karen Honour
manufacturer: JM Rør
materials: steel pipe, knit polyester yarn, plaster casts


Sort Mare - Black Incubus

designers: Henckel & Sievers
material: pine


3 i 1 - 3 in 1

designers: James Stoklund & Sine Ringgaard
manufacturer: Hans Knudsen Instituttet, Aluscan A/S
materials: black anodised aluminium and black-stained oak


Dark Crafts - Relics from a production process

designer: Jeremy Walton
materials: mixed ‘natural’


Black Nest

designers: Foersom & Hiort-Lorenzen
manufacturer: Cane-line
material: rattan


Arch Table

designer: Jonas Trampedach
manufacturer: Claus Mølgaard
materials lacquered aluminium and oak with black-oiled finish



designer: Leif Hagerup
manufacturer: Barlby Carlsson
materials: steel and oak




designer: Depping & Jørgensen
material: metal pipes and PA GF print


Symfoni - Symphony

designers: Lise and Hans Isbrand
material: ash


Studie i sort - Study in Black

designer: Lovorika Banovic
materials: steel and leather


Lænestol - Lounger

designer: Marie Berri
manufacturer: Anton Balle A/S
material: black-stained ash



designer: Mia Lagerman
material: metal wire



designer: Mia Lagerman
materials: metal pipe and leather


Half Drop

designer: Miriam Forchhammer Brostrøm
manufacturer: Andrea Thorsøe, Stockholm
materials: smoked oak, halyard and cushion in wool and cotton


The Black Box

designer: Mogens Toft
manufacturer: Andrea Thorsøe, Stockholm
material: maple


Darkness Falls

designers: Monique Engelund & Mathilde Witt Mølholm
manufacturer: Anton Balle A/S
materials: steel and Corian



designer: Niels Gammelgaard
manufacturer: Magnus Olesen A/S
material: smoked oak


Forklædt som stol - Disguised as a chair

designer Nils-Ole Zib
manufacturers: upholstery LC Boligmontering, programming Morten Ydefelt and LED by Philips
materials: cotton and steel


Snaregade Bench

designers: Norm Architects & Frederik Werner
manufacturers: Sørensen Læder, upholsterer Louise Vesti Nielsen and smith Toke Bitsch Lauridsen
materials: blackened steel and black leather from Dunes


ABC (A Black Chair)

designer: Peter Johansen
materials: steel tubes ‘powder-coated’ wood and veneer


Black Block

designer: Philip Bro Ludvigsen
materials: rotatation-moulded plastic and steel straps



designer: Rasmus B Fex sponsored by Mardam Agentur
materials: fascine, wood and brass



designer: Rasmus B Fex
manufacturer: Genbyg
materials: slate, glass and wood



designers: Rasmus Fenhann & Søren Risvang
materials: recycled Brazilian rosewood and glass


The Vanta Box

designer: Rikke Frost
manufacturer: Godsbanens Værksteder and Glas Gjerulff
materials: powder-coated steel, leaded ornamental glass and black-stained ash


Juvel - Jewel

designer: Steen Dueholm Sehested
material: black oak


Frihed, Lighed og Kærlighed - Freedom, Equality and Love

designer: Søren Ulrik Petersen
manufacturers: Ejnar Pedersen and PP Møbler
materials: Danish hardwood and paper string


Leia - lounge chair

designer: Thomas E Alken
manufacturers: Formatdesign, TL Maskinfabrik Aps
materials: powder-coated metal pipe and braided linen halyard

En Stabel Stole - A Stack of Chairs

designers: Marie Berri & Tinna Sommer
manufacturer: Anton Balle A/S
material: black-stained ash


Tube Chair

designer: Torben Skov
manufacturer: Peter J Lassen, Montana
materials: square metal tube and perforated metal sheet



designer: Troels Flensted
manufacturer: Brdr. Krüger
materials: Douglas fir and powder-coated steel



designer: Troels Grum-Schwensen
manufacturer: Egeværk
materials: walnut finished with black pigmented oil and black halyard


Baroque Table

designers: Wednesday Architecture - Lise Bjerre Schmidt & Sofie Trier Mørk
manufacturer: Mikkel Magnussen, Møbelsnedker
materials: maple and steel


Black Hole

designer: Örnduvald
manufacturer: Thyge Braad Hansen
material: terrazzo