3 days of design 2022

3 Days of Design excelled itself and is now an industry event not to be missed. To make sure we didn’t get lost amongst everyone else’s summaries, we have taken the time to reflect on what stood out for us. It has been tough to pick highlights from all the amazing things we saw during the week but a special mention must go to Fredericia marking the 75th anniversary of the J39 ‘The People’s Chair’ which has set the precedent for honest craftsmanship over the years. Also, we were taken aback by Fredericia’s incredible showroom which boasted views across the terracotta rooftops of Copenhagen. Fritz Hansen won the Best Exhibition Award with the Pavilion which was built to celebrate their 150th anniversary. The structure was designed by Henning Larsen Architects with sustainability at its core; made to be disassembled so that all materials can be reused for future events. We were lucky enough to have a sneak peek of &Tradition’s prototypes for the newly released Rotate, Tung and X chair, all of which we love and look forward to using in the future – you can find them all in our showroom! Lastly, We celebrated Hay’s 20th Birthday which we were fortunate enough to go to as it was THE event of the week and is a great achievement for the company.

  1. Børge Mogensen Conscious Chair by Mater

Mater relaunched the Conscious Chair 3162, which was designed in 1958 by the renowned Danish furniture designer and architect Børge Mogensen, except this time, Mater has used materials that differ from the original. The seat and backrests are made from upcycled fiber-based waste materials and plastic waste mixed with sawdust from the FSC wooden base of the chair; in short, Mater Circular Material. This technique allows efficient upcycling of industrial waste and, at the same time, reduces carbon emissions. Anything made with Mater Circular Material can be recycled and made into new furniture up to five times. This is an essential step towards Mater’s vision of becoming 100% circular. Mater has closely collaborated with Børge’s grandchildren, ensuring that the collection and campaign ‘bears a unique Mogensen mark’, in order to develop an innovative, sustainable and circular material for the seat and backrest of the chair.

  1. Wendelbo

Wendelbo opened its doors in Aarhus in 1955 and has built a company with design integrity at its core. Over the years, the company has worked with international architects, designers, and artists to develop its portfolio. They are a relatively new company to Coexistence, and we are delighted to be working with them as they bring a new edge to the design world. Good sustainable design, made cost effectively without compromise on style or comfort. This year, Wendelbo launched Panorama; a modular sofa designed by Jonas Wagell, a Swedish architect, and designer. The modular design enables you to tailor the sofa to your specific needs, lending itself to both commercial and residential projects. We were impressed by the detail in the upholstery which elevated the simple organic form.

  1. Normann Copenhagen’s Orange Exhibit 

Normann Copenhagen held the Orange Edit exhibition in their flagship store and showroom in Copenhagen. The building was a printing house and to this day maintains its industrial history with a palette of concrete, metal and glass. The exhibition brightened the space and created an uplifting atmosphere for visitors to enjoy. The central courtyard hosted the Orange Edit Club; a space for drinks, music and networking. We loved seeing the Swell sofa upholstered in Dedar’s Strange Love stripe, the statement fabric complimented the iconic sofa and juxtaposed the block orange found elsewhere. The star of the show was however the Puff pendant lamps which hung from the ceiling in a huge cluster.

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