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MADE IN DENMARK

A photo series from 2017 showing crafts and design products made in Denmark.

 

Why ‘Made in Denmark’? Why the focus on ‘made’? – why not focus on design?

A focus on ‘made’, on production, is also a focus on design; it is a focus on the very basis of our claim to fame as a design nation. That’s why.

Focusing on ‘Made in Denmark’ is not a criticism of the makers or companies that produce outside Denmark. There are a thousand good reasons to produce in Sweden, in Italy, in Bolivia, in Nepal and all sorts of other places.

My focus on ‘Made in Denmark’ is a tribute to the people who make sure that we preserve a localized mastery of skills and knowledge about how to work with materials and how to marry a design vision with a material.

Maj-britt Zelmer Olsen
Skagerak, Karin Blach Nielsen, Gurli Elbækgaard, Maj-britt Zelmer Olsen, Oh Oak, Rigmor Als, Woodcraft by Jonas Als, Alterlyset

En billedserie fra 2017 med kunsthåndværk og designprodukter fremstillet i Danmark

 

Hvorfor ”Made in Denmark”? Hvorfor fokus på ”made”? – og hvorfor ikke fokus på design?

Fokus på ”made” eller på produktion er også et fokus på design, det er et fokus på hele grundlaget for, at vi kan kalde os en designation, derfor.

Fokus på ”Made in Denmark” er ikke skældud eller i et modsætningsforhold til dem som producerer uden for Danmark. Der kan findes 1000 gode grunde til at producere i Sverige, i Italien, i Bolivia, i Nepal og alle mulige andre steder.

Når jeg fokuserer på ”Made in Denmark”, er det fordi jeg gerne vil hylde dem som sørger for, at vi helt tæt på rent geografisk, værner om færdigheder og viden om, hvordan man håndterer materialer og på smukkeste vis forener en designvision og et materiale.

Leather Projects, Nørgaard på Strøget, Nuori Skincare, Cold Heggem, Hornvarefabrikken og Ulrike Ramin
Danske mejeriprodukter, Blatic Sea Glass, Woodcraft by Joans Als, Møbel og Rum, Oh Oak, Lov Listed og Gurli Elbækgaard

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