THE CABINETMAKERS´ AUTUMN EXHIBITION 2011
13 - 30 October 2011
Tuesday through Sunday: 11-17
1 December 2011 through 29 April 2012
Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm
Photo: Thomas Ibsen
Text and edit : Charlotte Jul
Translation: Dorte Herholdt Silver
We wish to thank the following foundations and sponsors for their support for
the Cabinetmakers´ Autumn Exhibition 2011
My 30th birthday:
Danmarks Nationalbank's Anniversary Foundation of 1968
Det Obelske Familiefond
Ellen og Knud Dalhoff Larsens Fond
Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond
Konsul George Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorck's Fond
Margot og Thorvald Dreyers Fond
The Danish Arts Agency, the Committee of Crafts and Design
Thomas B. Thriges Fond
Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond
Danish Art Workshops
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Thirty years ago today, the Cabinetmakers´ Autumn Exhibition - SE picked up the baton from the Autumn Exhibitions of the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers´ Guild. Some features have been preserved, while others have been renewed. The essential foundation is still in place, however: the cooperation and the open dialogue between designer and manufacturer aimed at creating an innovative piece of furniture without concern for commercial interests. Not that commercial interests are not welcome. They are, but they are not allowed to dominate the development process. Many design classics have emerged from the SE exhibitions, but they are never the point of departure. That premise has been filtered out in the cooperation that has resulted in a unique furniture exhibition every year but one since the beginning in 1981, each exhibition bursting with innovative prototypes for future furniture. Some of the prototypes have gone on to become fully fledged bestsellers, while others will be remembered for their aesthetic value, new technical advances or golden section.
This year, for the first time in many years, The Cabinetmakers´ Autumn Exhibition - SE does not have a fixed exhibition concept. Instead we aim to reflect the full scope of the members´ strengths and diversity under the umbrella of a birthday celebration. Thus, "My 30th birthday" is the thematic framework for this exhibition, where most of the association's members have seized the opportunity to create a piece of furniture as a birthday present for SE. The result is a range of fresh, playful, sustainable, quirky and innovative furniture products. We unwrapped the gifts - and were delighted, surprised, excited and speechless. What a wonderful batch of competent artists, craftspeople, technicians, aesthetes and fully fledged furniture nerds!
They make us really proud.
Welcome to "My 30th birthday".
Enjoy our birthday presents!