Posts tagged as 'Denmark'
Production process of Dinesen's hard-wearing solid-wood floor planks; photo © Architonic
Established in 1898, Dinesen is a Danish family-owned manufacturer of world-famous solid wood planks. Made from carefully selected trees which are between 80 and 120 years old, some of Dinesen’s acclaimed hard-wearing planks reach up to an astonishing 15 meters in length. During our recent trip to Denmark, Architonic has paid a visit to the sawmill of this truly artisanal company and got a rare chance to watch, and capture, the meticulous production process of some of world’s best wooden floorboards. (more…)
'Birdstick' storage unit by Kristina Kjær Hansen; photo by Emil Monty Freddie
With the spring just around the corner, nest boxes are likely to reappear fixed to walls, trees or buildings in many backyards and gardens. Now, thanks to a young Danish designer Kristina Kjær Hansen, you can also set up a birdhouse and admire it from the comfort of your own apartment. Yes, it might not attract as many birds as its outdoor equivalent but with its differently sized storage modules, ‘Birdstick’ provides enough space to store large as well as medium and small items within its ‘nesting modules’. Assembled without the use of glue or bolts, the solid oak design can be adjusted depending on individual needs of its user. The design was showcased earlier this month at the TEKO stand in the Greenhouse area at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012.
'Hoof' tables by Samuel Wilkinson for &tradition
The award-winning British designer Samuel Wilkinson has just realised this collection of solid oak lounge tables for the Danish manufacturer &tradition. Featuring a beveled, tapered legs and launched during Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012, ‘Hoof’ is available in five different colours: grey, black, natural, white-pigmented oil and light blue as well as two various sizes. (more…)
'Montana Shelving system' by Peter J. Lassen for Montana Møbler
Danish manufacturer Montana Møbler has launched a new, minimalist ‘handle-less’ model of its famous customisable storage system designed by company’s founder Peter J. Lassen. Presented at the Design Post exhibition during last week’s imm cologne fair, the recently developed version encompasses ‘drawers and doors without handles [which] can be opened and shut with a light pressure on the front. The selected drawer and door models are available in all Montana’s 42 lacquer colours.’ (more…)
The Crystal by schmidt hammer lassen architects; photo courtesy of the architects
Realised as an extension to the existing premises of one of Denmark’s leading financial services companies, Nykredit, this slanting parallelogrammically-shaped building has been developed by the Danish architectural practice schmidt hammer lassen architects. Named the Best Structural Design of the Year at last year’s LEAF Awards, the 6,850-square-meters glass-clad structure rests ‘on a single point and a single line’ while studio’s ‘holistic approach to the environmental strategy enabled ’to combine a completely transparent office building with an exceptionally low energy-consumption at 70 kWh per square metre.’ (more…)
The original booklet with the 1939 'LK' model; image courtesy of Rosendahl
The long-forgotten table watch created by the one of the most influential Danish architects and designers of the 20th century Arne Jacobsen, has been recently revisited and rereleased by the Copenhagen-based timepiece specialists Rosendahl. First created in 1939 – ‘in connection with the construction of a building for the managing director of electrical goods manufacturer Lauritz Knudsen’ - the suitably modern, minimalist watch was inspired by the moulding qualities of the new wonder material of that time, plastic and its 2011 edition comprises five updated versions – including the original ‘LK’ model (seen above). (more…)
Rud. Rasmussen workshop and showroom have been located within the same premises since 1875
During our recent trip to Copenhagen, Architonic has paid a visit to the workshop and showroom of the iconic Danish furniture manufacturer with a cabinet-making tradition spanning over a century, Rud. Rasmussen.
Situated in Copenhagen’s vibrant, northwestern neighbourhood of Nørrebro, among the multitude of shops and restaurants on 45 Noerrebrogade, the vertically-organised three-storey shop and the adjacent atelier have been located within the same premises since 1875, while the brand itself was founded by Rudolph Rasmussen in 1869.
'Kindt-Larsen taburet' by Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen
Following ‘an inspiring co-operation’ with the son of Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen, Ebbe, the Danish manufacturer Onecollection has recently re-released this iconic, four-legged stool designed by the couple in 1957.