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In Copenhagen, A Colorful Showcase of Emerging Danish Designers

Among the highlights of last week's 3Days of Design in Copenhagen was DAWN, a showcase of 30 established and emerging talents at Nomad Workspace, curated by Spatial Code and Who’s Agency. Located in a former courthouse turned co-working space, the exhibition featured work by designers and brands like Kristina Dam and Friends & Founders alongside newer companies like Nuura Lighting, &drape, and Lisette Rützou.
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The Matisse- and Picasso-Inspired Danish Artist On the Brink of Stardom

It’s hard not to look at Christiane Spangsberg’s paintings as a cross between Matisse and Picasso, but when you start really exploring the simplicity of the lines, the additions of a lilac or pink or teal, and the titles of the works — they become so much more. The Copenhagen-based artist has found a way to explore the perception of people in their daily and digital lives through her emotive portraits.
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Prediction: You’re Gonna Want Each One of These Abstract, Geometric Danish Rugs

Röd Studio specializes in rugs made with non-traditional materials, experimental forms, and a more conceptual idea of storytelling behind each composition. Their Assemblage collection, which employs materials like horse and goat hair to create a more three-dimensional work, was inspired by the visual identity of Marrakech, while their Face It pieces explore both the humanity and abstraction of masks.
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Kueng Caputo’s Kaleidoscopic New Furniture, On View in Copenhagen

Since the beginning of their practice, the Swiss duo Kueng Caputo have been obsessed with what happens when colorful particulate matter is somehow fused together. After all, their first, attention-grabbing project was a series of chairs in which pigmented sand and mortar were hardened in a mold and then chiseled into shape. Their newest works, currently on view at Copenhagen's Étage Projects in a exhibition called Ciao Amico Mio, follow in that same vein.
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At the Reform Design Biennale, Helping to Push Design in a More Radical Direction

Last summer, we received an invitation from Danish designer Maria Bruun to participate in the Reform Design Biennale, an open-call, juried design exhibition she co-founded in 2014 with her friends and colleagues, Louise Hagemenn, Rasmus Fox, and Jens Dan Johansen. The brief for designers? To create an experimental piece that might challenge their typical practice or usual methods of production — i.e., what the curators describe as doing "the illogical in order to create something logical." The results are on view starting tomorrow at Munkeruphus, just outside of Copenhagen.
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Week of April 30, 2018

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: It may be Frieze week but some of the coolest works can be found in smaller galleries around town. Plus, how to refresh your house for spring, the coolest color-coded museum in Copenhagen, and the $10,000 table that's currently at the top of our wishlist.
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In Copenhagen, The Flower Shop As Art Installation

Considering that floral art is the new medium of choice, it was only a matter of time before floral shops became art installations themselves. The new Tableau store in Copenhagen, founded by Danish florist Julius Værnes Iversen, was designed by Copenhagen-based architect David Thulstrup to resemble something more like a gallery, with six architectural podiums made for displaying single arrangements like art.
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Want Sight Unseen to Review Your Work? Apply Now for 2018’s Reform Design Biennale

We receive submissions from designers every day in our inboxes, and we're constantly scouring platforms like Instagram and Pinterest for new work. But come next spring, we'll be looking to a new source for scouting designers: We've been asked to join the jury for a curated design exhibition known as REFORM, which takes place every other year in Copenhagen. The deadline for submissions is this Friday, December 1st.
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A Brooklyn Painter Moves From Two Dimensions to Three

The last time Landon Metz showed at the Copenhagen art gallery Andersen's Contemporary, he created a series of stretched, amorphous canvases, each stained a deep indigo that reached seemingly past the edges of the frame, with many that wrapped around the gallery's walls or door frames. That series, he said, stemmed from an effort "to make the medium of painting more interactive and experiential, and to integrate it into the surrounding environment." His most recent exhibition for the Danish gallery, which opened late last month, takes that notion one step farther.
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The New Kitchen Essentials, from Hay and Danish It-Chef Frederik Bille Brahe

The collaboration between Hay and Danish chef Frederik Bille Brahe began, as so many collaborations do, at the furniture fair in Milan a year and a half ago. Charged with outfitting the tables for a Hay pop-up café, Bille Brahe set out with Hay co-founder Mette Hay to scour the Milanese flea markets for flatware, dishes, and serving pieces. The two liked working together — and the hodgepodge effect their vintage-sourced table settings had — so much that Mette called upon Frederik to help curate the pieces in a new line launched this week called Hay Kitchen Market.
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