2021/01/16

Danish Design – I like it!

The world famous designer Jasper Morrison has always been fascinated by Danish design. Now he stages an exhibition on Danish design, handpicked from Designmuseum Danmark’s rich collections. Danish Design – I like it! is an external and international look at Danish design  which emphasizes the archetypal, timeless and humane qualities of Danish design. To Morrison the most essential quality of design is its ability to help create the framework for everyday life.

asper morrison: danish design – I like it!
design museum denmark, copenhagen
april 8th to september 4th, 2011


‘folkestolen’ by børge mogensen, 1947
all images courtesy of the design museum denmark

drawing on his long time interest with danish design, london-based jasper morrison curates a historical exhibition
of products created by designers from the nordic country, selected from the design museum denmark,
home of the world’s largest collection and documentation of these pieces. the show marks the museum’s change of name
from the danish museum of art & design to the design museum denmark.


‘kobenstyle pot’ by jens quistgaard for dansk international designs, 1954

‘danish design – I like it!’ is an presentation in which morrison curates and stages his perspective on danish design
and its phenomenon in an international context, emphasizing the archetypal, humane and timeless qualities
he has found in the institution’s archive.


BO beoli radio from danish electronics brand bang & olufson, ca. 1970
I am preoccupied by the beauty as well as the quality of danish design – this means both its physical
and its aesthetic qualities. the shapes represent the humane and the generous, which to me symbolizes danish design
.’
– jasper morrison

knives by kay bojesen


‘foldestol’ by poul kjërholm, 1963


‘lotus chair’ by jasper morrison for italian furniture manufacturer cappellini upholstered in ‘hallingdal’ textile produced by kvadrat

in collaboration with danish textile manufacturer kvadrat, the exhibition’s overall interior is constructed from
morrison’s favorite textile produced by the company, ‘hallingdal’, developed by danish designer nana ditzel in 1965.
the durable textile is known for its use in danish furniture classics produced by both local and international creatives.



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