DENMARK /
LITTEN UP

CURATED BY PIL BREDAHL

Within this collection, Bredahl explores Danish design in a new light. The COVID-19 crisis brought forth the resurgence of  Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave,” where the prisoners in the cave only see the world through the shadows their surroundings throw; It is devastatingly easy to mistake appearance for reality. This collection is inspired by this allegory – requesting the audience to see the causes of shadows in our society and culture to achieve a reflective understanding to achieve positive change.

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Bredahl’s chosen designers exhibit visual modes of individual expression. As Bredahl prioritizes direct and unpretentious design, the curated collection investigates light and darkness, shadow, and object. The designers are all based in Denmark and are continuously shaped by Danish aesthetics. Stine Mikkelsen’s light object is a beautiful continuation of the material aesthetics she has been working with for years. Her design seems ancient and futuristic at the same time. Phuc Van Dang is a well-known street artist; for this collection, he has for the first time transformed his black-and-white motifs into three-dimensional sculpture chairs. Translated within their work is the remains, or shadows, of external influences originating from the designer’s global background. This collection is a collective cave of comments on worldviews.

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FEATURED DESIGNERS

CHRISTIAN & JADE / PHUC VAN DANG / SIGNE FENSHOLT / STINE MIKKELSEN

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CHRISTIAN & JADE /
GATHERING HEAT

“Gathering Heat” is a free-standing, bio-ethanol fireplace designed for our innate instinct of gathering around sources of warmth. Its form plays on the dynamic movements of the campfire, historically a signifier of heat and sustained life. In the past, fire kept us warm and predators at bay, while today its heat remains along with its ability to draw us together. “Gathering Heat” is made of materials that uniquely employ heat in their production such as the hand-carved, lava stone base and the slumped, smoke glass centerpiece.

Gathering Heat is part of a series of objects designed to reintroduce the fire and its various roles back into our modern homes in safe and beautiful ways. The collection of work is an ode to the fire and the lively conversations that grew around it.

€ 7600 ex. VAT
LIMITED EDITION: 5

Full dimensions (cm)100x70x62
Weight (kg)30
MaterialGlassLava StoneMetal

CHRISTIAN & JADE /
REFLECTING FLAME

“Reflecting Flame I” is an aluminium wall sculpture designed for candles. Its form plays on the flickering movement of a flame, creating a backdrop that radiates and emphasises its light. Fires’ flickering flames were our companion to the night before modern lighting allowed us to turn night into day. The wall pieces is an atmospheric piece that requires our understanding of activity and space. “Reflecting Flame I” is made of aluminium sheets that have been hammer formed to provide a backdrop for a flame. It has been treated to refract and reflect a candle’s light and movement into space.

The work is part of a series of objects designed to reintroduced the fire and is various roles back into our modern homes in safe and beautiful ways. The collection of work is an ode to the fire and the lively conversations that grew around it.

SINGLE: € 500 ex. VAT
DOUBLE: € 700 ex. VAT
OPEN EDITION

Full dimensions (cm)23x36x5
Weight (kg)2
MaterialAluminium

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“I think we are entering a whole new era where the personal and the man-made become far more valuable than something that a styled, concept-driven design company can deliver.”

– Pil Bredahl, curator of the Danish collection, “Litten Up”

PHUC VAN DANG /
THE KENTAUR

“The Shadows” is a series of wooden chairs and benches that have been transformed into fabled, mythical animals. Phuc Van Dang’s distinctive black line street art is repeated in the chair design, which invites function, allegory, and reflection. The furniture concept adds a new dimension to street art and the interior design of the public space.

Mythical animals grow out of Van Dang’s sharp line; creatures that in silhouettes give glimpses of reflections on the real and unreal, where humans and nature meet and merge into characters of emotion. The furniture design transforms the artwork as light falls on it and creates a shadow dimension that is in perpetual motion. Light and shadow create life and dynamism, and, thus, the furniture is not just a chair, but a living character with a narrative and a sensuality that changes the experience of sitting.

“The Mermaid” and “The Kentaur” make up part of a furniture concept for both outdoor and indoor use. A unique and elegant furniture concept, which, at the same time, has lots of soul and history. Possible locations include: urban spaces, parks, private, businesses, municipalities, etc. All in all, the places where one needs to appreciate art, design, crafts, and sustainable materials.

€ 4700 ex. VAT
OPEN EDITION

Full dimensions (cm)117×60
Weight (kg)20 kg
MaterialAshwoodLinseed Oil Paint

STINE MIKKELSEN /
LUMINOUS SHAPE NO 4

Luminous Shapes is an ongoing collection investigating how people understand and interpret experimental product design. When presenting sculptural furniture, people often ask for the function of the objects. In this collection, the first phase is to make sculptures. After finding the right shapes, light sources are placed. Some objects will have a clear reference to already known types of lamps, while others will be more experimental and question if the object is a lamp, only based on the presence of the bulb.

The lighting objects are made in a composite material developed by the studio, based on crushed granite and fish glue.

€ 2920 ex. VAT
OPEN EDITION

Full dimensions (cm)19x37x85
Weight (kg)4
MaterialComposite

SIGNE FENSHOLT /
LO AND BEHOLD

LO and BEHOLD is a series of seven unique ceramic tableaus in porcelain.

A tableau is a snapshot that holds the entire narrative. The ceramic tableau tells the story of how it became. In that way, it is a stage for a performance that has taken place in the kiln. The result balances between careful calculation and a loss of control. The dynamic shaping is stopped when the heat is switched off, leaving an imprint of the processes that we are intimately defined by – growth, decay, gravity, attraction, and adaption.

LO and BEHOLD are mental images of the horror of losing control, but also the relief that comes with losing grip and letting go.

€ 880 ex. VAT
UNIQUE PIECES

Full dimensions (cm)40x30x23
Weight (kg)6
MaterialPorcelain

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