7 New Pieces from Danish Crafts Collection
Created in the 1955 by Danish furniture designer Nanna Ditzel, this teak high chair is rare and in excellent condition. Ditzel, who trained as a cabinetmaker, also crafted a pine and oak version, as well as one with a leather leg strap and a removable vinyl cushion.
Glassblower Tora Urup is part of the 2012 lineup at Danish Crafts, an organization known for spotting up-and-coming talent. Her colored glass dishes hold a single wick.
- Attention, young designers! Here's a very cool opportunity from the Danish National Workshops for Arts and Crafts, Normann-Copenhagen and Link UP.
Rather than tuck your dishware away behind cluttered kitchen cabinets, keep it handy for hosting in a classic Scandinavian sideboard. Famed Danish designer Arne Vodder created this piece (available in oak or walnut) in 1959 for easy entertaining, with sliding doors that offer an easy peek at your collection. If plates and bowls aren’t your cup of tea, try argyle sweaters in the bedroom or your boxed set of Lars von Trier films in the living room.
- Nina Tolstrup, the Danish furniture and product designer, who works under the name Studiomama, has been carving herself an enviable reputation in the UK.
- While history and tradition inform so much of contemporary craft, the history of makers themselves isn’t always a priority.
This clever mirror (and built-in shelf) would be so handy in a number of places around the home, but we picture hanging it by the front door to eliminate the mad morning dash looking for keys around the apartment while allowing one last quick glance to make sure our face is all present and correct. Designer Nazanin Kamali created this birch ply and oak veneer piece as one element in her Loop collection—along with a bed, bedside cabinet, and longer, larger floor mirror—for British company Case Furniture.
- Danish Crafts, an organization devoted to representing up-and-coming Danish designers, announced this year’s Mindcraft, their exhibition at Milan’s Fuori Salone 2013.