ARTICLES IN Furniture
Research Helped Shape Denmark’s New Official Chair
Design research helped shape Denmark’s new chair for official events, Stuk, and as Associate Professor Nicolai de Gier sees it, that is exactly what research should do: It should benefit real-life design practice. In December 2010, together with Professor Christoffer Harlang, Nicolai de Gier won an idea competition for the design of a new chair for royal and official events in Denmark – a replacement for the golden chair that is in use today. The two architects are now working on technical tests and improvements to the prototype to prepare the chair for production, hopefully in time for the Danish queen’s 40th anniversary in 2012.
26 April 2011
Art and Courage In Future Furniture Design
Since 2008, the furniture consortium at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture has actively sought to promote innovation in furniture design. The consortium maintains a close dialogue with private businesses and others with the purpose of generating new knowledge of value to both research and businesses. Among other things, a recent project demonstrates the crucial importance of artistic quality and courage in future furniture design.
16 March 2010
Research Promotes Innovation in the Danish Furniture Industry
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture has launched the research project Creativity and Innovation in the Danish Furniture Industry. The project aims to create new knowledge about the strategic focus of furniture manufacturers and map the approaches they use to promote innovative behaviour. The project is also involved in the establishment of a furniture consortium.
15 September 2008
The Chair is More Than Just Seating Furniture
In August 2009, Danish publisher Gyldendal releases the new book “Design: Stolen” (Design: The Chair), which offers a broad perspective on chair design with particular emphasis on the past 150 years. It is essential to convey design research to the general public, say the editors: Lars Dybdahl, associate professor at the University of Copenhagen, and Ida Engholm, associate research professor at the Danish Centre for Design Research. In the book, they have gathered contributions from several Danish design researchers within ten topics focused on the chair and its design.
15 June 2009
Milan Furniture Fair: Feeling the Pulse
Once a year, everything in Milan in Italy is about furniture and design as the city hosts one of the world’s biggest furniture fairs. In April 2009, Pernille Stockmarr, a Ph.D. scholar at the Danish Centre for Design Research, and Nicolai de Gier, an associate professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, took part in the event. In this article, they discuss what they as researchers gained from visiting the Milan Furniture Fair.
15 June 2009