Danish Furniture Award to
Fritz Hansen designer Kasper Salto
Hansen works with renowned and trendsetting architects and furniture
designers who with their interpretations of Fritz Hansen's design
philosophy contribute with furniture to the Republic – furniture designed
in with their distinctive character
Fritz Hansen is continually and consciously working on the development
of new furniture series with an essential substance of ideas and considerable
news value. The latest result is Ice designed by Kasper Salto. Product
development is a long and time demanding process, and a good teamwork
between designer and Product Development is a must. This has definitely
been so with Kasper Salo, and Fritz Hansen considers Kasper Salto
a very talented and promising designer.
Therefore, we are very proud that this year's "Furniture Award
2003" is given to Kasper Salto.
The furniture award is given by the foundation of Danish Furniture
Industry, and the argumentation for their choice of Kasper Salto goes
"Kasper Salto is capable of producing functional, light and graceful
furniture that is based on a good, considerable and perceptive craftsmanship
while maintaining the best in the Scandinavian furniture traditions
and values while showing new ways within choice of materials as well
as form code.
In spite of his background as cabinetmaker prior to his education
as furniture designer, Kasper Salto manages to integrate other materials
than wood in his furniture, when alternative raw material seems more
appropriate offering more options in relation to form, durability,
minimalism and elegance.
Kasper Salto's furniture has long been part of the product ranges
of leading Danish furniture manufacturers. His furniture reflects
a clear simplicity, a high ability to function and a form code free
of the fads of his time suggesting that his products will enter into
the string of Scandi-navian furniture classics. This suggestion is
further substantiated by Kasper Salto's obvious respect for the materials
he uses, for the re-quirements of the end user and not to mention
his appreciation of the possibilities and limitations of a modern
ICE AND FRITZ HANSEN'S DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
In Ice Kasper Salto skillfully interprets Fritz Hansen's design philosophy
which is the foundation of Fritz Hansen with four overall values:
Functionality, innovation, timelessness and simplicity. We wish to
make furniture that is functional and innovative, the furniture must
be able to please for many years and the design must be simple.
We would like to congratulate Kasper Salto on the award.
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