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Chart Design: Entry Point for Collectible Nordic Design

Highlighting both emerging and internationally known design practitioners, this fair provides a unique insight to Nordic design.

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Focusing exclusively on unique contemporary works, limited edition pieces, and collectibles, Chart Design brings together established designers and emerging talents whose practices and originality contribute to the development of the Nordic design scene from 30th of August to the 1st of September. Highlighting both internationally esteemed practitioners as well as local talents, Chart Design presents a unified entry point to the Nordic scene for collectible design.

Chart is the leading Nordic event for art, design, and architecture, taking place at two historic venues in the center of Copenhagen: The Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art. Design has been an integrated part of Chart for several years and in 2018 Chart launched a design fair and a curated program in its own right. This year Chart Design will focus exclusively on contemporary practices and strengthen the engagement with emerging talents across the Nordic scene.

It will present the leading Nordic design galleries that work with designers, artists, and craft-makers who push the boundaries and definitions of collectible design. The galleries will show the scene’s diversity, ranging from textile pieces by Kuoshi Yamamoto (RAM Galleri), experimental ceramic works by Sigve Knutson (Galleri Format Oslo) to wooden socially critical furniture by Fredrik Paulsen (Etage Projects). Exhibiting in unison across several historical rooms at Den Frie, CHART Design fair will present an assortment of practitioners who are currently at the forefront of the design scene, inventing and revisiting local craft and design traditions as well as international themes.

CHART Design’s ambition is to create one entry point for collectible Nordic design. We have a strong design history across the Nordic countries and in recent years we have seen an extensive development within the field from a younger and increasingly cross-disciplinary generation. We want to stimulate this development by bringing together the different agents working within the field, ranging from gallerists and professionals over practicing artists, designers, and craft-makers to the collectors and the public.” – Nanna Hjortenberg, Director of Chart

All images: Chart Design 2019, by Joakim Zücker

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