26 October 2019 — 2 February 2020
Pioneering, practical and timeless – Danish design has consistently been at the forefront of the applied arts and is today considered a shorthand for modern living and the modern home. Charting developments in Danish design from the 19th century until today, with a focus on the post-World War II period, Denmark Design presents over 200 original objects, from furniture to fabrics, graphic design to jewellery, and ceramics to toys. Through the icons of Danish design, the exhibition explores the makers, ideologies and social contexts from which some of the archetypes of modern domestic design developed.
The exhibition features iconic works, such as the ‘Egg’ chair, the ‘PH Artichoke’ light and the Lego brick. Among the pioneering designers and manufacturers whose creativity and skill are represented are Royal Copenhagen, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Nanna Ditzel, Henning Koppel, Georg Jensen, Komplot and Ursula Munch-Petersen. Come and explore the best of Danish craftsmanship and innovation!
Denmark Design will showcase the groundbreaking creativity and enduring appeal of Danish design. These objects are
renowned across the world as timeless in their ingenuity and international resonance.
Kirsten Paisley, Auckland Art Gallery Director