THE CABINETMAKERS' AUTUMN EXHIBITION 2007
Theme The Cabinetmakers´ Autumn Exhibition 2007
When are you old?
When does old age begin?
Are you ever old yourself, or is it only something that happens to other people?
Is old age good or bad?
Furniture designers are often accused of designing for a fictitious user group in the middle of their lives with spacious homes, good health, a keen sense of aesthetics and quality and a substantial disposable income. This year, the Cabinetmakers´ Autumn exhibition has chosen to focus on a different target group, one that is often neglected the third age, the golden years or, in plain English: old people.
The challenge was: Abandon the institution look and aim for a personal feel. Design a piece of furniture - or more - for yourself, for your own old age. No old ideas pulled out of the drawer. Give us something new and exciting. Other than that: No limitations. Age is no obstacle. All points of view are welcome.
Graphic: Rasmus Koch Studio b/Rasmus Koch
Exhibition layout: Rasmus Koch Studio b/Alexander Häggström
Photographer: Noam Griegst
The exhibition is presented in Copenhagen:
25 October - 11 November 2007
Fabrikken for Kunst & Design
DK - 2300 København S
Every day 12 - 17
Wednesdays 12 - 19
The exhibition is presented in Silkeborg:
12 January - 17 February 2008
Art Centre Silkeborg Bad
DK - 8600 Silkeborg
Saturday - Sunday 11 - 17
Tuesday - Friday 12 - 16
Admission: 50 DKK. Senior citizens, students and groups: discount rate 35 DKK. Children under 16: free admission
We wish to thank the following foundations and sponsors for their support for the Cabinetmakers´ Autumn Exhibition 2007:
Thomas B. Thriges Fond
Konsul George Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorcks´ Fond
OTICON FONDEN William Demants og Hustru Ida Emilies Fond
Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond
Embassy of Sweden
Embassy of Finland, Copenhagen
The National Workshops for Arts and Crafts
Det Autonome Køkken
Royal Unibrew A/S