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A sto­ry about design in Den­mark


Peop­le and their fur­ni­tu­re. Den­mark takes its design serious­ly. It is ubi­qui­tous, see­min­gly regard­less of age group, soci­al class and design affi­lia­ti­on. Fur­ni­tu­re clas­sics by big names such as Arne Jacob­sen will be found in the student’s apart­ment as well as the public libra­ry. Danish design blends into people’s lives in Den­mark as seam­less­ly as its sim­plistic style does into all types of sur­roun­dings.

This stu­dy is an attempt to inves­ti­ga­te the rela­ti­ons­hip which the Danes of today have with their natio­nal design heri­ta­ge. Four Danes of dif­fe­rent age groups and pro­fes­si­ons are asked to speak about homes, chairs and being Danish. The move­ment in archi­tec­tu­re and design in the 20th cen­tu­ry must be credi­ted – to this day, neit­her its style nor its phi­lo­so­phy have lost ground. A demo­cra­tic design deve­lop­ment in the mid-cen­tu­ry and a soci­al sys­tem that blur­red lines bet­ween soci­al sepa­ra­ti­ons made high qua­li­ty design avail­ab­le to the broad public. Even today, child­ren grow up with the names of Jacob­sen and Weg­ner.

Bache­lor the­sis in Infor­ma­ti­on Design at the Uni­ver­si­ty of App­lied Sci­en­ces Joan­ne­um, Graz. Men­to­red by Mag. Chris­toph Marek. 2015

Text, Pho­to­gra­phy & Design: Kla­ra Vith

Kla­ra Vith

Klara Vith
After a child­hood spent depic­ting cats in every ima­gin­ab­le shape and tech­ni­que and on every ima­gin­ab­le sur­face, she deci­ded to stu­dy Infor­ma­ti­on Design at the Uni­ver­si­ty of App­lied Sci­en­ces Joan­ne­um in Graz.
She moved to Copen­ha­gen in ear­ly 2015, gra­dua­ted short­ly after and has sin­ce been working as a gra­phic desi­gner in Den­mark. In her spa­re time, she likes to expe­ri­ment with print and paper, pho­to­gra­phy and exo­tic food.

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