Travel. The Design Museum in Copenhagen (Designmuseum Danmark)

10.12.2017

This thought I was "struck" while visiting the Design Museum in Copenhagen (Designmuseum Danmark). The fact is that during my visit, the Museum hosted the exhibition “Learning from Japan”. The curator of this exhibition Is doctor of philosophy Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen and author of the book "Influence of Japan on Danish art and design".

Interestingly, in this case, nature plays a very important role in the architecture and design of both countries. The harmony between the Danish and the Japanese approach is based on the lack of minerals, metals and fuels in both countries, which has become a common platform for development. Hence, such a practical and minimalist approach to design. And since Japan is covered with vast forests, wood is an important basis for the construction of home and furniture. As for Scandinavian countries.

Japan's exquisite arts and crafts have become the "catalyst" of Danish design and architecture with far-reaching and long-lasting effect. Japanese woodcuts, graphics, Hirishige Ando painting, ceramics created using special techniques – all this is presented at the exhibition. The energy of this culture gave impetus to the development of modernism in Denmark, which made the nation leading in architecture and design of the XX century.

Agree, an interesting symbiosis? The photographs are works of Danish masters, which are very difficult to distinguish from the authentic Japanese.

In the photo chair "the Bow chair" Danish designer Grete Jalk, 1963 from the collection Of the design Museum in Copenhagen (Designmuseum Danmark).