New Upcoming Architecture and Design in Milan

Date
28.03.2015
Category
Cooperation and business

Architecture and design students significant study projects together with a hand-picked group of designers from KADK Salone Mobile in Milan 2015. The exhibition “NØW" presents the work of 36 new graduates and 45 students in the fair’s section for the new and upcoming 14 to 19 April 2015.

The industry and the public will meet an international team of 45 architecture and design students and 36 new design graduates, representing KADK at this year’s Salone del Mobile, Milan. In an exhibition, extending from outdoors to indoors, they will show their vision of what Danish design, lighting, furniture and architecture is all about in 2015.

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Outdoors: furniture, architectural lighting and textile facade

Outdoors visitors can explore study projects, designed specifically for the trade fair by the 45 students from the three master programmes at the Institute of Architecture and Design. Furniture students have created individual seats in rattan, students of architectural lighting design are presenting large-scale lighting fixtures and the students from the Spatial Design, Perception and Detail programme have been responsible for the graphics and design of the exhibition, including a huge textile façade, measuring 3 x 3 x 10 metres, in collaboration with Danish architect Dorte Mandrup.

Indoors: fashion, computer games, children’s prostheses and co-design

Indoors: Meet 36 projects selected from the work of recent graduate designers. Many of the projects are already in production, are prize winners or, in some other way, show the cutting edge of the School of Design’s graduate work. The exhibition will include award-winning Danish game design, prosthetics for children and a wheelchair that can be mounted on skis, designed for the Danish Sitski Olympic athlete, Ulrik Nyvold. Flexible LED lighting, Scandinavian production design, new banknotes and learning campaigns aimed at drone attacks.

"We are witnessing huge international interest, not least in Milan. And what better way to show the range of what KADK represents - and what artistic education in Denmark is capable of - than by involving our recent graduates and students? They are all delivering high-quality work in KADK’s three areas of knowledge: practice, art and science. This equips them to work on much more than instant solutions - namely visionary and complex solutions, involving the users, environments, resources and the future. Though the School of Design and School of Architecture can boast of a unique, 140-260-year-long history, Milan will be all about what is going on here and now in the various educational programmes, among our recent graduates, in our business collaborations and on the drawing boards at our institutes.”
Lene Dammand Lund
Rector

See where Danish design and architecture is heading in the hands of the new generation, when experiment, innovation and concept compete with commercial, artistic and scientific know how.

Exhibition information
NØW - runs from 14 - 19 April 2015 in the Ventura Lambrate exhibition zone as part of Salone Mobile. Milano. Official opening for press, friends and business partners: 15 April at 4.30 pm.

Thank you

Thank you to Kvadrat, 15. Juni Fonden, the Henny and Johan Richter Foundation, Dorte Mandrup, Arctic Paper, Keflico, Metsäwood, FAOD, SikaDesign and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Press Contact
Tine Kjølsen, Milan on-site, Head of Subject,  tkj@kadk.dk, +45 4170 1505
Mathilde Aggebo, Milan on-site, Head of Institute, magg@kadk.dk, +45 4170 1588
Susanne Jøker Jensen, Milan on-site press: sjj@kadk.dk, +45 4170 1980

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