exhibitions about architecture, furniture and design in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden
For details about the exhibitions and for specific information about addresses, transport and opening times please go to the appropriate on-line sites for the museum or gallery. Some museums and galleries do not open every day of the week or may be closed for specific events but many also have late evening openings.
It is important to check the on-line site of the museum or gallery before visiting to confirm opening dates and times.
Anders Petersen Gallery, Kløvermarksvej 70, Copenhagen
A series of exhibitions through the year to mark the anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic and cultural ties between Denmark and Japan.
First an exhibition of traditional Japanese craftsmanship with works by 14 craftsmen, and an exhibition within an exhibition of works by Danish artisans. Then, from May an exhibition to launch the Tapered Chair designed by Tomoyuki Matsuoka and the third exhibition in the Autumn features the furniture brand Kitani.
Cisterne, Søndermarken, Roskildevej, Frederiksberg
The installation, designed by the Japanese architect Hiroshi Sambuichi, brings water back into the subterranean space of The Cistern and uses natural light from above, controlled and directed by giant mirrors, to create a wonderful and disorientating experience with the space explored in deep gloom on broad walkways that have been constructed just above the water by Japanese craftsmen using timber from Japan.
KADK, Danneskiold-Samsøe Alle, Copenhagen
A densely-packed and inspiring exhibition of the final project work from 250 graduates from the academy. Organised according to the six institutes of the School of Architecture and Design, many of the students opted for projects that considered the UN's 17 sustainable development goals.
Rundetaarn - The Round Tower - Købmagergade 52A in Copenhagen
Ultimate Impact - an exhibition curated by Tina Midtgaard of Superobjekt - explores the culture of Scandinavian design through the works of 33 artists … photographers, ceramicists, glassmakers, cabinetmakers and textile designers.
Danish Architecture Centre, Strandgade 27B, Copenhagen
Form/Design Center, Lilla Torg 9. Malmö
The exhibition of designs by students from the University of Lund looks at the origins of products and their environmental impact and explores what sustainable alternatives might look like. "What changes can we do today to make sure that there is always a tomorrow? As a starting point for our thinking: every decision we make has an impact on the world around us."
Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen
An exhibition that looks at the role of engineers and at the major developments in construction methods that have made possible some of the most innovative modern buildings.
Designmuseum Danemark, Bredgade, Copenhagen
... the exhibition was first shown in Milan in the Spring and was designed and curated by the Danish-Italian partnership GamFratesi - Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi. Fourteen works of craft by nineteen leading Danish designers and craftspeople were chosen ....
The exhibition aims to move into the realm of conceptual art … an area where, using imagination - the mind of the title - GamFratesi challenges and blurs our view of what we might assume to be art and what we define as craft.
superobjekt gallery, Borgegade 15E, 1300 Copenhagen
By convention, design, architecture and crafts are absolute and physical manifestations, typically reflecting the time of their creation. At a point, when a building, a typeface, a teapot or a chair is finished, no part will be changed, removed or added. The design will manifest itself as a benchmark in time.
However, time as an abstract and relative concept is to most of us a somewhat disquieting and challenging realm to enter, hard to grasp and even harder to materialize.
Superobjekt gallery has challenged the established design scene and asked 7 experienced designers to create a physical comment to what time means to them and by that revealing inspiration, thoughts, doubts and references normally hidden in their final work.
Form Design Center, Malmö
An initial report by Jenny Nordberg, begun in 2013 and completed through 2014, looked at how small-scale production of furniture, ‘gadgets’ and other design objects could be part of a sustainable community within Skåne, a clearly defined and relatively small region. The report considered ethical values in consumption and looked generally at production and at manufacturing skills surviving in southern Sweden. A number of designers were then paired with manufacturers and the work shown here in the exhibition were the product of the collaboration.
Øregaard Museum, Ørehøj Allé, Hellerup, Denmark
The Cabinetmakers' Autumn Exhibition. The theme for this exhibition is 'Petité' as in refined and elegant. Works had to be free standing and restricted in size to less than 60 x 60 cm. The exhibition will also been shown at Maison du Danemark, Avenue Champs-Élysées in Paris from 27 January to 3 April 2016.
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé, Copenhagen
The exhibition of student work covers architecture, conservation, furniture design, product design, graphic and computer design and is the diploma show of the graduates this year from Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering (the Royal Danish Academy or KADK for short).
Note: Exhibition closed 6-26 July
Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen
This summer DAC - the Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen - continue their well-established series of exhibitions that focus on single architectural firms with people process and projects about Snøhetta, the architectural studio based in Oslo and New York.