Thursday, July 10, 2008

#312 Sticker Shocked by Danish Design

When we stepped off the bus in the rain in front of the Danish Museum of Art and Design in Copenhagen, we didn't know the work of Hans Wegner, Poul Henningsen, Thorvald Bindesboll, and Arne Jacobsen was waiting inside. But our excellent guide took us room-by-room explaining the techniques and impacts of these and other Danish designers as we inspected their work. We came away with a better understanding of how artists and craftsmen built the Danish design tradition.
Later in our hotel room we used a clever serving trolley by Danish designer Hans Bolling. Since this piece is still in production and we liked its simple lines and practical function, we sought out a local source. Ouch! Seems authentic Danish furniture comes at a high price...well over 3000 Danish Kroner for the trolley. That's more than $700 US Dollars.
So although we're not bringing an authentic Danish serving trolley back to Virginia, we are bringing a newly expanded appreciation for Danish design.

Yours in making plans to fire up the table saw,

1 comment:

  1. Kelly: We just got our bathroom vanity installed yesterday. It was built by an Amish man here in Colorado. It's WONDERFUL!!! I'll send you a picture. I'm inspired to fire up my table saw, too. Well, I have to GET one first....