STAS by Rikke Frost
STAS - Stick Around Study

In my research on steam bent elements I came across snowshoes, that were invented as far back as 4000 BC in Central Asia. With snowshoes, indigenous people have been able to expand their territory and occupy the northern hemisphere. A crucial and fascinating invention that gave me the inspiration to work with the combination of strings and bent wood, as well as work with a series of furniture that is mobile and usable in many environments.
Wedge by Petter Thörne

Stitching in upholstery is expensive, the Wedge completely bypasses this. The Wedge concept is based on a new way of attaching fabric to furniture. The principle is to simply fix the fabric to the frame with wood dowels. This results in a sew-free construction, easy re-upholstery and a unique design feature.

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Sound Lounger by Thomas E. Alken
You do deserve a comfortable place of your own – a sculptural statement to sit down and relax in – a place to enjoy your favourite music, a great film – or simply the sound of silence. Sound Lounger is a private chair made by order. You choose the size, the materials, the upholstery and even the build-in sound system. That is how Sound Lounger is made specially to fit your demands. That is why Sound Lounger is made here
Stretch Me Chair by Ellinor Ericsson
'Made here – for me is about the people behind the product who will be making and crafting my design with skills and knowledge in their hands and minds.' To be close to this factories as a designer is like a goldmine were you can improve the development of the design. The communication between the producer, the designer and  the people in the factories combined with having production facilities close to you is very valuable in adjusting and improving the quality. My furniture the Stretch Me Chair is my fourth prototype and there are still some adjustments to be made in the process of putting it into production. I believe in the process of developing designs by using the knowledge in the crafts and respect for that good things takes time.
Still Life Detached by Evalou Hauge

How can we keep the textile production in Scandinavia? 

In this project I have tried to reproduce the same pattern on two different machines in Sweden and Denmark, a digital jacquard loom and a digital printer. Today there is not nearly as much textile production left in Scandinavia as there used to be, mainly because of the cost of labour. My hope is that the high-tech machines, with little need of manual labour, can help us keep both the design process and the production in Scandinavia. In this collection the same pattern comes out in black/white or colour, thin or thick, printed or woven, -very different outputs from the same input. The flowers depicted are flowers from where I live now and from the garden where I grew up in Denmark.

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Never The Same Furniture by Pernille Snedker Hansen

Reflecting the poetics of the process, not two can ever be the same. Reflecting the poetics of the process, the furniture series is made with individually hand printed wood, using the elusive method of a marbling technique. Not two surfaces can ever be the same, and therefor every piece of furniture has it's own distinct colourful character. Marbling technique is suspended pigment on a surface of water, before carefully transferring it onto wood. Textile designer Pernille Snedker Hansen introduces this technique, know from old book covers, to the light wood of Danish ash furniture, creating vibrant patterns that are reminiscent of the wood grain itself. Produced locally in Denmark and close to the design origin, makes it possible to create these unique handmade furniture objects, where variation is key in the manufacturing process. "Never the same furniture" is made in collaboration with Karsten Lauritzen, owner of an local furniture carpentry in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Pernille Snedker Hansen
www.snedkerstudio.dk
info@snedkerstudio.dk
+45 51802062​​​​​​​

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FERO Table by Jonas Edvard & Nikolaj Steenfatt

The FERO table is made from solid wood and a cast iron bracket, which can easily assemble all parts of the table in a strong construction. We have created a new design from cast iron to highlight the inborn material quality– the strength and the beauty of a natural material. The low technology of sandcasted iron is both sustainable as it uses recycled scrap iron and is easily adapted to a bigger production. The soft curved shape of the FERO table is designed with the aim of creating a furniture collection based on the cast iron detail in combination with solid wood.

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Jonas Edvard / Nikolaj Steenfatt
+45 29845273 / +45 60159940
edvardsteenfatt@gmail.com
www.edvardsteenfatt.dk

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Main Chair by Studio FEM​​​​​​​

Main Chair is aiming for a strong and majestic character that exudes exclusivity on its own naive and simple way. It is a chair designed with the vision of the very essence of traditional, Danish design philosophy and craftsmanship. "Made Here" challenged us as designers to create a design that could be made nearby, in our case; Denmark, and keep the furniture manufacturing instead of outsourcing. To solve this brief we designed Main Chair that should present something typical Danish. Typical Danish? First of all, oak. Next, moulded plywood. Last but not least high quality and clean lines. These thoughts were the starting point for our contribution for the exhibition. Main chair is a chair where simplicity and quality are the keywords. A simple construction; four straight legs embraced by a moulded shell, assembled on the seat. Due to its dimensions it is a chair that can be used in multiple contexts; as a dining chair as well as conference chair, home as well as public. In it´s own modest and simple way, Main Chair sums up what FEM thinks Danish Design stands for.

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Studio FEM
Anders Engholm & Sarah Cramer
+45 28438359
contact@studiofem.dk
www.studiofem.dk

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Water Lily by Jonas Lyndby Jensen

"The machine is a tool when working with my product, not an imprint on the product". This small furniture piece can both be used as a stool and as a side table. The small collar profile gives a direction on the round form – as a tabletop it holds items towards the sofa or bedside. As a seat the collar indicates where to sit, a reminiscence of an tractor seat or milking stool. This disc shaped form (table/seat) has been crafted by using a CNC milling machine. CNC made wood enables you to make a 3D form with a tight precision of contour and lines. If treated properly afterwards the end product does not seem machine-made. Like other good cabinetmakers furnitures it is a must to make products with a hardware precision, though still remaining true to a craftsman expert skills and touch.

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Wing It by Jesper Junge

In order to maintain and carry forward the concept of 'Danish design', it is – from my point of view – important to focus on relationships and communication between designer and manufacturer. This might contribute to a faster, easier, flexible and more sustainable design process. The idea of this table is based on the Danish design tradition and references to new innovative production methods and applications. And with relatively few components and a minimum of workflows – the Wing It Table is ready to be made here...

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Tapestry Wall by Signe Emdal

My life is a mirror of threads. Tapestry Wall is a large woven textile artwork that can be placed in room to divide it as a soft wall, with images on both sides. The shape is created as a contemporary edition of the classic woven tapestry (or woven wallpaper) that where highly fashionable for kings and queens in the 15th and 16th century Europe to communicate important local history and value through archetypal symbolic textile images. Europe has amazing textile-traditions but not many productions are still kept alive today. Within all of my textile works I aim to preserve and shine light on the beautiful traditions and tecniques. My Tapestry Wall's are developed with a highly modern digital Jaquard loom at the dutch workshop: Textil Lab.

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Signe Emdal
www.emdalstudio.com
info@emdalcolorknit.dk
+45 61 65 09 25​​​​​​​

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Spaces by Øivind Slaatto

A lamp you can have meetings under and in. I will contribute to develop simple design that can be manufactured in an economy as the Danish – always with the human in mind – possible to manufacture while demanding a minimum of man-hours, using a high degree of atomization and still be sold with a good margin. Spaces is a lamp and meeting room big enough to have meetings under and in. It can re-establish calmness and privacy in the increasing number of open space offices who often are known for being disruptive and challenging for concentration while still enable people to get the best out of social spaces. When the structure is open, it enables people to share their open space. When the structure is closed, Spaces can host the majority of al business-meetings (80%) by hosting up to 6 persons who can enjoy a cosy cave of privacy and silence. Spaces is a product that improves acoustics and helps meetings to become more focused – and hopefully – create better atmospheres.

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Øivind Slaatto
www.slaatto.dk
studio@slaatto.dk
+45 25348832​​​​​​​

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Palla by Gustaf Wollin

This project is creatively striving towards a new way of thinking behind future production and assembly of furniture, allowing items to be “Made here”.

Project details:
1. Items are produced within the European Union
2. Items should be flat packed
3. Items are self-assembled by the customer
4. Cradle to Cradle philosophy of material used
5. Minimum human interference in production

The project currently includes two items, a bar stool and a stool, with the intention to grow and build a family of items over time. The legs of the stools are CNC-bent with a 12 mm thread. The seats are milled in oak with a 5-axes milling machine. The shape and design of the two parts makes the item hold together.

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Gustaf Wollin
www.carlcarl.com
gustaf@carlcarl.com
Phone: +46 708687759

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Tjard by MJUKA 

Traditional products or items only unfold their full sense if produced at the place of the tradition. For our product of the 'made here' collection we decided to set the starting point at typical northern german traditions – the oyster fishing and drinking of tea. Out of this inspiration we designed a shelf out of oak which gets held by messing tubes that shine through in the details like the permute in the oysters. The teacups that are designed in cooperation with the ceramist Theis Lorentzen are glazed in colour shades of oysters. The cups and their exposed place on the shelf put the tradition of drinking tea back into the focus of everyday life. The traditions that were the inspiration for the shelf and the cups combined with the craftsmanship in which they are produced tell a new poetic story, which hopefully makes it strong enough to get locally produced 'made here' also in the future.

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MJUKA 
Franziska Cadmus & Annika Steven
hej@mjuka.de
+49 40 53271944
www.mjuka.de

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The Gentleman Chair by Antonio Scaffidi

A chair is a precious object. Something we interact with. Something we like – or don't. It carries us and we trust it to do so. It influences our space. A chair reflects who we are. Chairs are part of our culture. We make them, we respect the material, we know how to work it and we take good care of all the details. It is in our hands. We gain nothing by letting go of this! The Gentleman Chair is deeply rooted in this philosophy. It presents itself with a light and circumscribing figure of oak wood and a sophisticated, hand stitched, leather back piece. A Gentlemen Chair is always around to be supportive. Light and pure or comforting dressed to provide closure and cosiness, when days get short and nights are long. The seasonal change is also a part of our culture.

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Antonio Scaffidi
+45 2728 4605
mail@scaffidi.dk
scaffidi.dk

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Wrapped by Thomas Albertsen

An interesting challenge as a designer is to create products that can be produced at the right cost, because there's thought about the use of materials and the way to manufacture them. Still more work can be done by machines – and we must embrace this. We need to use the materials in different ways, and make it all better and smarter. The shelf is simple to produce and extremely easy to mount. The holes in the wall does not need to be levelled, since the shelf holders are adjustable.

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Thomas Albertsen
+45 22339591
thomas@carlcarl.com
carlcarl.com

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