NEWS from 3 Days of Design
Denmark's annual design event brings together the world’s best international design brands for a preview of the latest launches in furniture, lighting and lifestyle. Here we present highlights from &Tradition, Montana, Gubi and Vipp from Copenhagen’s 3 Days of Design.
Located at Lindancrone Mansion in the heart of Copenhagen, &Tradition presented ‘Anchor and Identity’, an exhibition which took visitors through a collection of styled rooms, each grounded in and defined by the objects present, from the foyer and creative office to the club lounge, salon and kiosk.
Favourite &Tradition lighting collections were presented in a range of contemporary new colours – the iconic Flowerpot collection in Sand and Signal Green, the Flowerpot Portable in Brass and Chrome, The Como Portable Lamp in Black Aluminium or Brass, and the Journey Lamp with a Silk Grey base.
In a colourful and inspiring exhibition, Montana invited visitors to their Copenhagen showroom to present KEVI - a 1958 chair design in a dreamcoat of 8 curated colours from the Montana palette. In addition to KEVI, Montana unveiled a new addition to the Panton Wire collection - Panton Wire in Pine, with a top plate made from recycled plastic designed by A Circular Design Studio.
Since the acquisition of the furniture company Engelbrechts in spring 2021, Montana has worked tirelessly to integrate a hand-picked selection of furniture design from the Engelbrechts backlist. First in line is the iconic chair design KEVI. The origin of the KEVI design dates back to 1958, when Danish architect Jørgen Rasmussen created the KEVI swivel chair on request from the company CEO of KEVI. With the addition of the double-wheel castors, the chair quickly went on to become an international success. After nearly 60 years on wheels, it was time to renew the iconic design. The sketches for the chair had been in Jørgen Rasmussen’s archives for years and in 2016, it became reality. The four-legged KEVI was born and is a re-make of the classic swivel chair from 1958.
Panton Wire, Pine
by Verner Panton
Panton Wire was originally designed by Danish designer Verner Panton in 1971. Montana Furniture presented the colour 'Pine' during 3 Days of Design to add to the existing colour palette that features Chrome, Black, Snow and Monarch. Pine is a strong, dark green ready to be paired with bright, contrasting colours. With the addition of Pine, Montana celebrates Verner Panton’s design legacy, as he was an advocate of bright, bold colours. Montana also joined forces with the innovative A Circular Design Studio, in designing a new top plate in recycled plastic for Panton Wire. This Danish design studio produces durable and sustainable products in residual and waste plastic collected from Danish households, companies and nature. The various recycled plastic particles used to create the new limited top plate can be traced to specific household products and litter from the fishing industry. The yellow and blue coloured plastic is collected along the North Sea coast and mainly consists of fish boxes and similar equipment from the fishing industry. The dark blue plastic is from the lids of rémoulade containers, while the green and black plastic is discarded waste bins. The majority of the plastic used to make the top plate is residues from a plastic foundry’s production.
Two local design powerhouses – GUBI and Space Copenhagen presented three new collections at 3 Days of Design, collectively exploring the allure of materiality. Introducing a special edit of the iconic Beetle Chair in new fabrics (which is available exclusively from Cult), the Unbound lighting collection and the Private collection of storage and desks.
The Beetle Edit
Design duo GamFratesi has developed four new upholstered editions of the Beetle Dining Chair designed to evoke different moods and ambiences with sensuality and tactility. The texture-led, high-end upholstery fabrics in dark green, cool grey neutral beige and two-tone white build upon the versatility of the Beetle. This curated collection is available exclusively from Cult and will arrive in Cult showrooms in January 2022.
by Space Copenhagen
Design studio Space Copenhagen is known for playing with intriguing juxtapositions in its designs, and this collection's meditation on the archetypal lantern form is no exception. The pared-back take on a traditional Japanese paper lantern balances the ethereal and the functional, while challenging the conventions of the typology in its playful asymmetry. The Unbound Collection fulfils Space Copenhagen’s ambition to create a practical but poetic lantern with a distinctive sculptural character that does not impose on the space around it. Instead, the lamps define and celebrate the scale of the room, populating dark corners and gathering the boundaries together.
by Space Copenhagen
Playing with notions of public and private, visible and obscured, open and closed, the Private Collection by Space Copenhagen forms the most comprehensive line of storage and display furniture in the GUBI Collection. With the addition of this typology, GUBI has further extended its distinctive aesthetic throughout the home, enabling bespoke curations of personal narratives by showcasing the things that signal our identities. The Private Collection is a dedicated exercise in clean lines, symmetry and tonal restraint – calm and composed, but undeniably generous in its expression. The visual simplicity and careful balance of dimensions and materials enable each piece to feature in any room of the home and to fit seamlessly into a range of different interior styles.
First there was a bin, then a table, then a chair, then a kitchen… and now Vipp has started to cook! In Copenhagen’s area of Islands Brygge, Vipp transformed a 100 year old pencil factory into a social dining room dedicated to sharpening the senses. During 3 Days of Design, Vipp unveiled the Pencil Factory as a scene for talented chefs to host pop-up supper clubs, as well as presenting a selection of new furniture and lighting pieces.
With its geometric, six-piece construction in off-white Barnum upholstery, the Vipp pouf furnishes the living room with a sculpture of comfort. Intended as an extra seat or side table, the pouf is a versatile addition to the Vipp furniture collection.
Vipp Paper Pendant / Lamp
Inspired by Japanese paper lantern traditions, the Vipp Paper pendant lamp fuses Asian design craft with a cosy, subdued lighting recognised in Scandinavian decor.
Vipp Sculpture Table Lamp
The Sculpture table lamp doubles as a decorative sculpture shaped in glass and solid marble. A reeded glass dome exudes a soft omni light illuminating the peculiar veins in the marble cylinder base available in either grey or white. Integrated into the solid base is a refined dimmer and switch.
All 2021 novelties from 3 Days of Design are available to order now and will arrive in showrooms in 2022.