Danish version

New main exhibition at the Danish Design Centre: "Relay"

What happens in an encounter between young Danish and Swedish design?
Are there common features and similarities, or do the waters of the Sound divide Denmark and Sweden into two distinct design cultures? And what about the future?

In "Relay", the choices were not made by curators, but by the designers themselves.
The Danish Design Centre and Form/Design Center in Malmö selected the first 2 +
2 designers, then the baton was passed on, and the 24 young Danish and Swedish
designers have chosen fellow designers from across the Sound and motivated their
choice in precise and very personal statements.

From the early 1950’s, Denmark and Sweden have been involved in defining the term
Scandinavian Design through names like Bruno Mathsson, Hans J Wegner and Arne
Jacobsen. Many have asked: How should this heritage be managed, who is carrying
or is able to carry on this legacy? Through "Relay", the Danish and Swedish
designers are saying, directly as well as indirectly: We can!

Here, there is innovation, not just within furniture design, but also within
industrial design, graphic design, web design - here are well-functioning and
highly functional products (and market successes!), here are thought-provoking, humorous and future-oriented products and graphic solutions. The legacy has been maintained, it has not been forgotten, but the present has convincingly taken the lead.
The exhibition includes a senior designer, Sven Lundh (73 years) from the Swedish
furniture factory Källemo, selected for the Relay exhibition by a Danish design firm for
his achievements as a "creative nestor and design dynamo" -- a man who has almost single-handedly secured Swedish furniture design a place in today’s international elite.

"Relay" opens to the public on 12 March and is shown at the Danish Design Centre until
9 June 2003 and at Form/Design Center from 19 June through 31 August 2003.
Later, the exhibition will tour Denmark and Sweden. The exhibition architect is
Henriette Willerup MDD.

There are four relay chains: Anna von Schewen (S), Louise Campbell (DK), Anki
Gneib (S), Mathias Bengtsson (DK), Eero Koivisto (S), Johannes Torpe (DK).
Anders Kornestedt (S), Spild af Tid (DK), Sweden (S), Malene Lundsgaard
Jensen (DK), Emanuel Lidberg (S), Denis Sytmen (DK).
Cecilie Manz (DK), Björn Dahlström (S), Christina Strand (DK), Gunilla
Allard (S), Kasper Salto (DK), Thomas Eriksson (S).
Jakob Wagner (DK), Jonas Blanking (S), 2GD (DK), Fellowdesigners (S),
Superdesign (DK), Sven Lundh (S).

"Relay" was sponsored by the Foundation for Danish-Swedish Cooperation,
Sandberg/Trygg, Malmö and Papyrus Sverige AB.

Additional information available from Birgitta Capetillo, DDC, tel +45 33 69 33 09,
bca@ddc.dk and Mads Nygaard Folkmann, DDC, tel +45 33 69 33 19, mnf@ddc.dk.

Press photos are available at www.ddc.dk/pressecenter/pressebilleder.html.

Opening hours of the Danish Design Centre:
Mon, Tue, Thu, fri 10 - 17, Wed 10 - 21,
weekends and bank holidays 11 - 16.

Danish Design Centre
H C Andersens Boulevard 27
DK-1553 Copenhagen V
Denmark
Tel: +45 33 69 33 69
Fax: +45 33 69 33 00
Dir: +45 33 69 33 09
Email: bca@ddc.dk
WWW: www.ddc.dk

Product:
Hug

Design:
Anna von Schewen, S
2002
Product:
Latta
easy chair

Design:
Anna von Schewen, S

1997
Product:
Sound Objects

Design:
Anna von Schewen, S
2000
Product:
Squeeze
Shelves


Design:
Anki Gneib, S
1995
Product:
Slice
Chair

Design:
Mathias Bengtsson, DK
1999
Product:
Afternoon
Easy chair

Design:
Eero Koivisto, S
2001
Product:
Brasilia
Coffee table

Design:
Eero Koivisto, S
Product:
Vibe
Glass vases


Design:
Eero Koivisto, S
Product:
Homage
Chair

Design:
Cecille Manz, DK
2002
Product:
Hochacht

Design:
Cecilie Manz, DK
2000
Product:
BD5 Easy Chair

Design:
Björn Dahlström, S
1997
Product:
Skeppshult Z

Design:
Björn Dahlströ
m
1998
Product:
Tools
Saucepan

Design:
Björn Dahlst
röm
1998
Product:
Cinema

Design:
Gunilla Allard, S
1994
Product:
Cosmos

Design:
Gunilla Allard, S
2000
Product:
Saturn
Table


Design: Gunilla Allard, S
2001
Product:
Ice

Design:
Kasper Salto, DK
2002
Product:
Crosscabinet
Cabinet


Design:
Thomas Eriksson, S
1992
Product:
www.spildaftid.dk

Design:
Spild af Tid, DK
2002



Product:
www.spildaftid.dk

Design:
Spild af Tid, DK
2002
Product:
CD-cover SaunaSessions

Design:
Sweden, S
1997-2002
Product:
Animation
Commercial for Bad idea jeans

Design:
Sweden, S
1999-2002




Product:
CD-cover Sonic Youth

Design:
Sweden, S
1997-2002
Product:
Pierce
Communication concept

Design:
Emanuel Lidberg, S
2001
Product:
Styrspak
Joystick

Design:
Emanuel Lidberg, S
2003
Product:
Antenna
Communication concept

Design:
Denis Sytmen, DK
2000
Product:
Aladin Air Z
Diving computer

Design:
Jacob Wagner, DK
2000
Product:
PSS 500
air unit

Design:
Jacob Wagner, DK
1998
Product:
Ôga

Design:
Jonas Blanking, S
2002-2003
Product:
Boblbee Conga
Backpack

Design:
Jonas Blanking, S
2002
Product:
Boblbee Conga
Backpack

Design:
Jonas Blanking, S
2002
Product:
Boblbee HTP (mobilbox)

Design:
Jonas Blanking, S
2001
Product:
Bruuns Baazar
Corporate & Brand Identity / Art Direction

Design:
2GD, DK
1999 -
Product:
Bullguard
Corporate & Brand Identity / Interactive and digital Design

Design:
2GD, DK
2002 -
Product:
Utmärkt Svensk Form Catalogue and poster

Design:
Fellow Designers, S
2001
Product:
Lilja 4-ever
Poster

Design:
Fellow Designers, S
2002
Product:
Tools
Pot

Design:
Björn Dahlström, S
1998
Product:
Full House

Design:
Christina Strand, DK
2002
Product:
Rex

Design:
Christina Strand, DK
2002
Product:
Rex

Design:
Christina Strand, DK
2002
Product:
The Thing Stead
Multi functional furniture

Design:
Christina Strand
, DK
2002
Product:
E-table

Design:
Thomas Eriksson, S
1994
Product:
Skeleton Hanger

Design:
Thomas Eriksson, S
1992
Product:
Polar Music Prize
Catalogue and CD

Design:
Anders Kornestedt, S
2002
Product:
Coffee packages

Design:
Anders Kornestedt, S
2002
Product:
'Just White'
Anniversary publication for White architects

Design:
Anders Kornestedt, S
2001
Product:
Caual Cupboards

Design:
Louise Campbell, DK
2000
Product:
Caual Cupboards

Design:
Louise Campbell, DK
2000
Product:
Bless you
Easy chair

Design:
Louise Campbell, DK
1999
Product:
Messias
Shelves

Design:
Anki Gneib, S
2001
Product:
L.A.P.D
Blanket

Design:

Anki Gneib, S
Product:
Coupé container system

Design:
Johannes Torpe, DK
2003
Product:
REM REM Bagel
Packaging

Design:
Johannes Torpe, DK
1999
Product:
SUPERGEIL
Café concept

Design:
Johannes Torpe, DK
2001
Product:
Fixed seats

Design:
Cecilie Manz, DK
2000
Product:
Homage
Chair

Design:
Cecilie Manz, DK
2002
Product:
Vårsalongen
Poster

Design:
Fellow Designers, S
2003
Product:
"Foreigners"

Design:
SUPERDESIGN, DK
2002
Product:
Unstable chair with luggage carrier

Design:
Ukendt, 1982