THE DANISH MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ART 11. - 27. OCTOBER 2002
FORM/DESIGN CENTER, MALMØ, SVERIGE 24. JANUAR - 23. FEBRUAR 2003
KUNSTMUSEET TRAPHOLT, KOLDING 27. MARTS - 31. AUGUST 2003
Pelikan COpenhagen, /Niels Gammelgaard
Graphic design: Jan Bilgrav
We all know the circle of stones in old village communities. The stones served many functions. When meetings were held, everyone attending would bring their own stick, which was placed between the stones. Here one could sit with as many people from ones area as the thingstead allowed.
The stones were also used as a sort of counter, when the thingstead served as a marketplace. People arrived with their goods, meet for example, placed it on the stones, which were easy to clean, and the market became the focus of the meeting.
Important for the thingstead is the clearly defined area. The shape of the circle closes itself around the people present, everyone is positioned as equals, and the starting point is the same for everyone.
The situation is similar for SE as a group of architects exhibiting together, and therefore the theme feels very suitable in a year, where we have chosen to create a small, personal exhibition, which focuses directly on the core issue of our mutual work. The fact that one can always learn something constructive by gathering together in a flock and working from the same starting point.
Each exhibitor brings his personal interpretation of a chair to the thingstead. A chair for the communicating person. There will not be two similar suggestions. The pieces are now, as always in SE, a look in on how both Danish manufacturers and designers of furniture perceive the world here and now.
We wish to thank the following foundations for their support for the SE 2002:
Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968
Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond
Ellen og Paul Petersens Fond
SE is under the patronage of HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark