CASE STUDY
— THE CHAIR

DESIGN

Each period of design history has its quintessential chairs. From the humble stool to the throne, they bear cultures and tell of time and place. The chair is the designer’s most challenging object, closer to a human being than any other piece of furniture, it contains the body, supporting it and reflecting it. Straight-backed or curvaceous, folded in plywood or woven in wire, vintage yet fresh or from now yet classic, everyday but rare. Our 12-page HOMAGE TO THE CHAIR celebrates expression and function.

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DESIGNER ILSE CRAWFORD WRITES ABOUT HER QUEST FOR THE PERFECT CHAIR

“THERE IS NO CASE TO DESIGN A CHAIR FOR ITS OWN SAKE BUT IN THE SPIRIT OF LESS BUT BETTER, AS SITTING IS CHANGING, SO IS THE IDEAL CHAIR.”

This story is featured in Ark Journal VOL I

PHOTOGRAPHY HEIDI LERKENFELDT
STYLING PERNILLE VEST
CASE STUDY— PERIOD PIECES DESIGN

CASE STUDY
— PERIOD PIECES DESIGN

In the unique surroundings of the house created by Danish sculptor Rikard Axel Poulsen (1887-1972) furniture, lighting and homewares by contemporary designers exhibit their serene poise, the avant-garde flanked by the archaic to create layers of history.

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CULTIVATING PATINA

CULTIVATING PATINA

How to create a newly built house that feels comfortably familiar and as burnished as the well-loved objects that move with the owners? Designer Elisabeth Snejbjerg and former architect now photographer Mikael Bonde after 25 years in Copenhagen moved to the country near Aarhus to a house they designed and built among trees.

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BACKYARD REFUGE

BACKYARD REFUGE

Small but perfectly matched, two residences in a courtyard are reduced to the essentials using quality materials and maximum light to create welcoming tranquillity.

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CASE STUDY
— THE CHAIR

design

Each period of design history has its quintessential chairs. From the humble stool to the throne, they bear cultures and tell of time and place. The chair is the designer’s most challenging object, closer to a human being than any other piece of furniture, it contains the body, supporting it and reflecting it. Straight-backed or curvaceous, folded in plywood or woven in wire, vintage yet fresh or from now yet classic, everyday but rare. Our 12-page HOMAGE TO THE CHAIR celebrates expression and function.

PLUS

DESIGNER ILSE CRAWFORD WRITES ABOUT HER QUEST FOR THE PERFECT CHAIR

“THERE IS NO CASE TO DESIGN A CHAIR FOR ITS OWN SAKE BUT IN THE SPIRIT OF LESS BUT BETTER, AS SITTING IS CHANGING, SO IS THE IDEAL CHAIR.”

This story is featured in Ark Journal VOL I

PHOTOGRAPHY HEIDI LERKENFELDT
STYLING PERNILLE VEST

 

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