Focusing exclusively on unique contemporary works, limited edition pieces and collectibles, Graphic design brings together established designers and emerging talents whose practices and originality contribute to the development of the Nordic design scene from August 30 to September 1. Showcasing both internationally renowned practitioners and local talent, Chart Design presents a unified entry point to the Nordic collectible design scene.
Chart is the leading Nordic event for art, design and architecture, taking place at two historic venues in central Copenhagen: the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Den Frie Center of Contemporary Art. Design has been an integral part of Chart for several years and in 2018 Chart launched a fully-fledged design fair and curated program. This year, Chart Design will focus exclusively on contemporary practices and strengthen engagement with emerging talent on the Nordic scene.
It will showcase the leading Nordic design galleries that work with designers, artists and artisans who push the boundaries and definitions of collectible design. The galleries will showcase the diversity of the scene, ranging from textile pieces by Kuoshi Yamamoto (RAM Galleri), experimental ceramic works by Sigve Knutson (Galleri Format Oslo) to socially critical wooden furniture by Fredrik Paulsen (Etage Projects). Exhibiting in unison in several historic halls of Den Frie, the CHART Design fair will present an assortment of practitioners who are currently at the forefront of the design scene, inventing and revisiting local traditions of craftsmanship and design. as well as international themes.
“The ambition of CHART Design is to create an entry point for Nordic collectible design. We have a strong design history in the Nordic countries and in recent years we have seen tremendous development in the field of a younger and increasingly interdisciplinary generation. We want to stimulate this development by bringing together the various actors working in the field, ranging from gallery owners and professionals to working artists, designers and craftsmen to collectors and the public.Â»- Nanna Hjortenberg, Graphic Director
All images: Chart Design 2019, by Joakim ZÃ¼cker