THE CABINETMAKERS' AUTUMN EXHIBITION 2008
Rundetaarn 22 November 2008 - 4 January 2009
Open daily 10:00-17:00
Graphic Design: Trefold
Exhibition Design: Ben Clement og Sebastian de la Cour
Photographer: Jeppe Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Translation: Dorte Herholdt Silver
This year's crop of progressive furniture has been created on the basis of a common concept. A concept that draws on the original foundation of the association, a time when furniture was created in an equitable collaboration between architect and cabinetmaker now referred to as designers and manufacturers. For the past many years, SE, the Cabinetmakers' Autumn Exhibition has featured specific themes that the resulting furniture was bound by.
This year, the key theme is the equitable collaboration between designer and manufacturer. An idea that is based on equal parts design and technical know-how. Equal parts tradition and renewal. Equal parts responsibility and distribution of labour. And equal parts dedication. Therefore, the process has lasted longer than usual. And therefore, SEs entire membership, all 68 designers and manufacturers, was tossed into the air, as designers and manufacturers were matched up in pairs through a random draw. This blind-date approach has led to many new and interesting partnership constellations. Some met their assigned designer or manufacturer for the first time. Others encountered new materials and techniques. And some knew of each other but had never previously worked together on a specific project.
Creating innovative and progressive furniture, which is the main focus and purpose of SE, The Cabinetmakers' Autumn Exhibition, requires innovative working methods and modes of collaboration. FIFTY FIFTY is one possible approach. The only thematic requirement was an open mind, a capacity for dialogue, and the hours required to work together, allowing ideas to take shape and find their expression. FIFTY FIFTY represents the practical implementation of the fundamental laboratory concept, as 33 pairs of designers and manufacturers provide a platform for dialogue, knowledge sharing, surprise and innovation in Rundetaarn.
We wish to thank the following foundations and sponsors for their support for the Cabinetmakers ´Autumn Exhibition 2008
A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal
Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968
Ellen og Knud Dalhoff Larsens Fond
Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond
Konsul George Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorck´s Fond
Lillian og Dan Finks Fond
Bent Krogh Furniture A/S
Exponent a/s - www.exponent.dk
We also wish to thank the National Workshop for Arts and Crafts for