Danske Kunsthåndværke & Designere - journal archive

Danske Kunsthåndværkere & Designere - the Danish Association of Craft and Design or K&D - have just announced that they are to digitize their journals …. an extensive collection of magazines from 1948 to 2016 including interviews and articles.

These will include:

  • Danish crafts, 1948-1968

  • Danish Applied Arts - Journal of Arts and Design, 1969-1972

  • BID, Applied Arts and Industrial Design, 1973

  • Danish Form, 1974

  • Danish Crafts and Industrial Design, 1975

  • Information from the Danish Kunsthåndværkere, 1976-1981

  • Danish Kunsthåndværkere, 1982-1985

  • Danish Crafts, 1986-2003

  • Kunstuff, Danish Crafts and Design, 2004-2009 and anniversary edition 2016

On-line access will be a major resource for designers and historians.

follow progress at dkod.dk

Frue Plads Marked

For three days at the end of the week, the annual craft market will be on Frue Plads - the square next to the cathedral in Copenhagen.

Organised by Danske Kunsthåndværkere & Designere - The Danish Association of Craft Workers and Designers - this is an opportunity to see and to buy some of the very best ceramics, glass and textiles made in Denmark.

Thursday 8 August 12 - 19
Friday 9 August 10 - 19
Saturday 10 August 10 - 16

for further information about the craft market 

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Flammespor / Scorched traces - ceramics by Charlotte Nielsen

 

 

Ceramic works by Charlotte Nielsen that are fired using raku techniques that traditionally means rapid firing at a high temperature and rapid cooling so the fired clay takes on the colours and the sharp look of weathered and rusted iron. These incredible pieces are inspired by ironwork with ribs and spirals that make the pieces look like worn machine parts. 

 

Officinet
Danske Kunsthåndværkere & Deignere
Bredgade 66
14 July until 18 August 2018

annual market for craft and design on Frue Plads

 

Danske Kunsthåndværke og Designere - the Danish association for Crafts & Design - have just released the poster for their annual craft market on Frue Plads in Copenhagen in August.

Generally, notes on this site about imminent events are often too close to the imminent for readers to make sensible plans to visit the city so this has been posted to give you a little more time to plan that trip.

This market is a great opportunity to see and to buy from a huge range of craft works from Denmark ... so not just from the city.

This year the market will be on Frue Plads in the centre of Copenhagen on the 9th, 10th and 11th of August

Danske Kunsthåndværke og Designere

 

Rotation

 

Rotation - the work of the ceramicist Jane Holmberg Andersen in the current exhibition at the gallery of Danske Kunsthåndværke & Designere Bredgade 66, Copenhagen until 8th October

Venterum at Danske Kunsthåndværkere & Designere

 

 

An exhibition of the work of the ceramicist Kirsten Holm Nielsen, the textile artist Birgit Daa Birkkjær and the paper artist Jette Nørregaard under the title Venterum or Waiting Room inspired by the building which was the pharmacy of the hospital.

Kirsten Holm Nielsen

Birgit Daa Birkkjær

Jette Nørregaard

the exhibition continues until 24 September at Officinet, Bredgade 66, København K

 

 

update - Liquid Life

 

Although the biennale exhibition of Danish craft at Museumsbygningen closed at the weekend, several of the works have been moved across the city and can now be seen at the gallery of Danske Kunsthåndværkerere & Deisignere - the Danish Crafts and Design Association - in Copenhagen at Bredgade 66.

DKoD Bredgade 66

 

Liquid Life - Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk & Design 2017

This is the last two days of the Biennalen ... an exhibition of some of the very best of Danish craft work.

What is astounding here are those very qualities that are not normally associated with Danish design … or at least not with common preconceptions about Danish design from the late 20th century. So here there is strong, bold use of colour and texture and the exploration of ideas that challenge perceptions and preconceptions. 

The theme Liquid Life - about how precarious modern life can feel - is from a text by Zygmunt Baumann and taken from his book Liquid Life that was published in 2005.

“Liquid life is the kind of life commonly lived in our contemporary, liquid-modern society ... The most acute and stubborn worries that haunt this liquid life are the fears of being caught napping, of failing to catch up with fast moving events, of overlooking the ‘use by’ dates and being saddled with worthless possessions, of missing the moment calling for a change of tack and being left behind.”

With an amazing diversity of both materials and techniques - with works in ceramic and glass, with textiles, jewellery, furniture, book binding, fashion and photography - and with many of the artists combining several materials and in some works several specialist skills - these works are the response that these observations by Zygmunt Bauman inspired in thirty seven artists, designers and makers ........... a response and an antidote.

 

Liquid Life - Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk & Design 2017

Museumsbygningen, Kastelsvej 18, Copenhagen until 27 May 2017

 

 
 
 

note: select an image by clicking on it and that will take you into the gallery where the title of the work and the name(s) of the artist(s) can be found

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