Five Interpretations of Integration
The 2007 version of the Copenhagen International Furniture Fair, planned
for 10-13 May this year, will, once again, be the setting for a new design
event. Last year five designated designers were invited to present their
renditions of stimulating childrens furniture. This
time, five different designers have been assigned the task of making a
piece of furniture convey integration.
According to the dictionary, integration means: to make a whole by bringing
all parts together; to join with something else; to unify.
Whether these words can be linked with furniture remains to be seen. Nonetheless,
that is the task that has been assigned to five designers of Danish and
other ethnic origin in connection with this years Copenhagen International
Furniture Fair to be held at Bella Center from 10-13 May. Integration
Furniture is not a contest with a mandatory task for the participants.
The task is to design a piece of furniture, where both the multicultural
and integration come together as an expression in the designed pieces.
It is going to be very exciting to see what the designers come up with,
says Director Keld Korsager from the Association of Danish Furniture Industries,
which, together with Bella Center, is behind the design event.
All the participants are remunerated for their participation, and their
names will be revealed when the results are announced publicly during
the 2007 Copenhagen International Furniture Fair. The five submissions
will be displayed as prototypes at the furniture fair, where a specially
appointed jury will judge the submissions and select a winning piece.
the winning piece will receive special attention and honours at the fair,
but no money or other prizes will be awarded.
For more on the competition and the fair, visit www.furniturefair.dk
Or contact: Director Keld Korsager of The Association of Danish Furniture
Industries at: firstname.lastname@example.org