As reflections in the glass facades, one can still sense the industrial roots of "Islands Brygge", the Manhattan of Copenhagen.
I wonder where all the workers have gone, or did they just change their boots? I look up at the glass-fronted flats and see the designer furniture and repetitive windows from the pages of life style magazines. This view is broken up by an occasional room full of boxes and utility items. Damn those transparent walls!
The speed at which these flats are developing, I cant help wondering, how far have we really come from the reproduction furniture that would emulate high society, with a public facade of cherry wood veneer to hide a private wood chip soul? And what happened to the solid, functional, utilitarian furniture for hard-working, industrious people? The new workers need real furniture as nostalgic reminders of our long forgotten roots.
Excerpt from globalmadelocal.com/gallery/around the globe in 80 chairs.