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The exhibition that Danish design lovers won’t want to miss

29 Oct 2019

Pioneering, practical and timeless, Danish design has consistently been at the forefront of the applied arts and is today considered a shorthand for modern living and the modern home – and it’s the subject of the Auckland Art Gallery’s latest major exhibition, Denmark Design. 

According to coordinating curator Emma Jameson, the exhibition charts developments in Danish design from the 19th century until today, with a focus on the post-World War II period, Denmark Design presents over 200 original objects, from furniture to fabrics, graphic design to jewellery, and ceramics to toys. Through the icons of Danish design, the exhibition explores the makers, ideologies and social contexts from which some of the archetypes of modern domestic design developed.

The exhibition features iconic works, such as the ‘Egg’ chair, the ‘PH Artichoke’ light and the Lego brick, all framed by eye-catching Resene paint colours reminiscent of the era.

When: 26 October 2019 – 2 February 2020, 10am – 5pm

Where: Auckland Art Gallery / Toi o Tamaki, Wellesley St E, Auckland CBD

For more information on the exhibition, visit the Auckland Art Gallery website.