Top 7 team highlights from Milan and Copenhagen

Top 7 team highlights from Milan and Copenhagen

by Shopify API

The dust has settled following the two biggest design events in the global calendar - Salone del Mobile in Milan and 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen.

Read on for personal highlights and imagery from our Auckland Branch Manager, Renee Hooker, and download our complete 3 Days of Design 2022 Report, Milan Design Week 2022 Report and News Index covering all product news and trends for a comprehensive summary of the fair. 

1. Karakter showroom.

Karakter presented CO / WORK at its Copenhagen showroom - a design exhibition on the interplay of home and work curated by Ark Journal with icons and new releases.

Renee shares: "The Karakter showroom in Copenhagen is refined and timeless. The pieces are styled to perfection and set in the afternoon sun I could imagine a spot for each in my own dream home. Seeing the full collection in person was very inspiring, and Castore Dining Table and Lungangolo left a lasting impression on me. We also enjoyed a special dinner with the Karakter Copenhagen team; the space was intimate and relaxed and the company was an eclectic mix of creatives.

Photography by Karakter

Photography by Renee Hooker

2. Vipp Garage.

The gates are now open to Vipp Garage; a mid-century garage turned cultural hub for public events such as concerts, talks, art exhibitions, and supper clubs. 

Renee shares: "A beautifully curated set of spaces. The imagery speaks for itself. The live pianist also added to the experience."

3. PP Mobler Workshop Tour.

PP Mobler is a Danish joinery workshop, founded in 1953, with a solid convention for creating high-quality furniture.

Renee shares: "Endlessly charming. The absolute unwavering determination to execute every element of the production process to the highest level is inspiring.I’m always in awe of people who are this talented with their own two hands."

Photography by Renee Hooker

4. Carl Hansen Factory Tour.

Carl Hansen opened his furniture workshop in Odense, Denmark in 1908 and soon became known for the high quality of his work. In the early days, the company produced bespoke furniture - including everything from dining room sets to bedroom suites. As the company grew and times changed, however, it gradually began to produce smaller series of its most popular pieces. Today, Carl Hansen & Søn is the largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner. 

Renee shares: "In stark contrast, it was hard not to be impressed by the machine that is Carl Hansen. The sheer scale of their production is almost overwhelming."

Photography by Renee Hooker

5. &Tradition Showroom.

For 3 Days of Design 2022 &Tradition hosted 'The Home of &Tradition' exhibition at the brand's revitalised headquarters - a 20th century three-storey mansion in central Copenhagen.

Renee shares: "The configuration of this old building affords so many wonderfully curated vignettes. As the viewer you are so easily able to see how the collection as a whole works so well individually and as a whole.

Photography by Renee Hooker

6. Memphis Again exhibition at Triennale Milano.

Renee shares: "This was an intimate look at a collection of pieces by the Memphis collective, who took everyday objects and made them expressive and fun. It was inspiring to see pieces so outside the normal confines of what we are conditioned to believe are “marketable”.

Photography by Renee Hooker

7. Raymond Depardon's La Vita Moderna exhibition at Triennale Milano

Renee shares: "In additional to the actual photography, this exhibition was so beautifully curated it blew me away."

Photography by Renee Hooker

Download our complete 3 Days of Design 2022 Report, Milan Design Week 2022 Report, and News Index covering all product news and trends. All 2022 novelties from 3 Days of Design are available to order in the coming three months and will arrive in showrooms in 2023. 

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