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Posts tagged as 'Copenhagen Design Week'

With the 'Cabbage Chair' the designer takes advantage of the Pleats Please Issey Miyake manufacturing process

With the 'Cabbage Chair' the designer takes advantage of the Pleats Please Issey Miyake manufacturing process

During this year’s Copenhagen Design Week from 27 August to 6 Septmeber the exhibition ‘SHOWHOW’ will showcase solutions which demonstrate that it is possible to produce design solutions that create positive social, environmental and economic change while continuing to delight the senses.

“A number of themes will be explored such as architecture, transportation and energy, thus displaying products and services that will come to play an important role in our lives. In this way the COPENHAGEN SHOWHOW will present a positive message and demonstrate that engaging with social and environmental issues is a creative and life-changing experience for us all. Both Danish and international design solutions will be presented.”

Unfolding the 'Cabbage Chair'

Unfolding the 'Cabbage Chair'

One of the showcased products will be the ‘Cabbage Chair’ by Nendo / Oki Sato. It consists of the waste paper byproduct from the ‘Pleats Please Issey Miyake’ manufacturing process. ‘Pleats Please’ is a technique in which the garments are cut and sewn first, then sandwiched between layers of paper and fed into a heat press, where they are pleated.

The 'Cabbage Chair' unfolded

The 'Cabbage Chair' unfolded

Talent Show:

SHOWHOW presents also 10 projects of young designers that caught the attention of the international jury at a special ”Talent Show” exhibition and recognize their fresh thinking with a prize giving ceremony. The jury consists of Ross Lovegrove, Bjarke Ingels, Jens artin Skibsted and Henrik Hovgaard.

to the Copenhagen Design Week website

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