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The upcoming issue of the HÅNDVÆRK bookazine
has interiors as its theme and invites you inside the studios and workshops where the things
in our homes take shape. 

August 2023

Pre-order HÅNDVÆRK bookazine no. 9 here

The official release date is 28 September in Scandinavia and France, followed shortly after by worldwide release.

If you are in Copenhagen on the release date and would like to join in the celebration of the new issue, you can book your ticket for an artist talk and subsequent reception here

 

In the bookazine, you will meet glassblower Alexander Kirkeby, who graduated just a few years ago and has already made a name for himself in the international design scene. You will also meet another recent graduate, ceramic artist Heidi Lillevang, who experiments with stucco, and stucco worker Peter Funder, who has 35 years’ experience. 

In the article titled ‘In collaboration’, architect Desislava Lynge says, ‘An interior can be magical, whether it is minimalist or chaotic or has books and art from floor to ceiling, as long as it reflects the people who live there.’ She adds that if she were to point to a single key feature, apart from the life inside a house, it would be the influx of daylight.

Light is also a key topic for lighting designer Fie Paarup, who has launched a successful production of unique curtains sewn from vintage and surplus textiles. I met with her to talk about curtains and the life inside a house. 

Textile is also the natural choice of material for Sia Hurtigkarl and Tanja Kirst. Each in their way, from their respective points of view and with very different expressions, they both work with woven rugs as their medium.

Alexander Kirkeby

In addition to rooms, furniture, curtains and rugs, stucco, ceramics and glass, the upcoming issue of the bookazine maintains a parallel focus on how we become who we are and how we engage with and speak about ourselves, each other and our practices.
You are invited to join me on a trip to Öland to visit a very special school founded in 1957 by Carl Malmsten and his wife, Siv Malmsten. Now, as then, the school teaches ceramics, textile, wood and landscape architecture. I had some inspiring talks with Professor Andreas Nobel about Carl Malmsten. Nobel, who is a cabinetmaker and designer, teaches in Sweden’s finest cabinetmaker’s programme at Malmstens in Stockholm (a campus at Linköping University).

Andreas Nobel says, ‘You will underestimate any subject area if you approach every field in the same way and if you fail to acknowledge that mastering a given field takes many years of training.

For example, it takes lifelong practice to attain a high-level mastery of philosophy.

Similarly, it takes many years of practice to attain a high-level mastery of craft, design or art.

He questions whether it is possible in a single lifetime to attain a sufficient grasp of both areas to have philosophy inform art or design, and vice versa.

And yet, it is common to see scholars from a wide range of academic fields speak with great authority about art, design and crafts.

When you hear and read these comments, you need to bear in mind that what they are addressing is not the subject matter itself but the philosophy of it,’ he argues. To a philosopher, art is a philosophical problem; to the artist, art is a possibility, while designers and craftspersons look for solutions.

In the bookazine, you will also meet ceramicist Louise Gaarmann, golds applied artist Sarah Hurtigkarl and architect Erik Brandt Dam, among others.

 

Pre-order HÅNDVÆRK bookazine no. 9 here, delivery end September 2023

 

Vil du deltage i lanceringseventet i København d. 28 september kl 17-20

Du kan her sikre dig (gratis) billet til en samtale mellem professor Andres Nobel og Rigetta Klint.

Efter samtalen som tager ca. en time er der mulighed for at stille spørgsmål og ikke mindst for at tale sammen over et glas vin.

Left Louise Gaarmann. Right Studio Fie Paarup

Temaet er indretning, du inviteres derfor indenfor på studios og værksteder hvor det vi indretter os i og med, tager form.

Du introduceres til glaspuster Alexander Kirkeby, som få år efter han har afsluttet sin uddannelse er etableret på den internationale designscene, til den ligeledes nyuddannede keramiker Heidi Lillevang, som eksperimenterer med stuk og til stukkatør Peter Funder, som har 35 års erfaring i branchen.

Arkitekt Desislava Lynge udtaler i artiklen ”I fællesskab”, ”det kan være magisk både at bo minimalistisk og kaotisk eller med bøger og kunst fra gulv til loft, bare indretningen spejler beboerne” hun tilføjer, at hvis hun skal pege på noget, så er lysindfaldet det vigtigste bortset fra livet i husene.

Lys er også omdrejningspunktet for belysningsdesigner Fie Paarup, som har stor succes med sine unikke gardiner syet af vintage- og overskudstekstiler. Med hende har jeg talt om både gardiner og livet i huset.

Tekstil er også det naturlige materialevalg for Sia Hurtigkarl og Tanja Kirst, på hver sin måde, fra hvert sit udgangspunkt og i helt forskellige udtryk, er de begge optaget af det vævede tæppe som medie.

Bookazinet har, samtidig med at det handler om rum, møbler, gardiner og tæpper, stuk, keramik og glas, insisteret på et eget parallelt spor som handler om hvordan vi dannes, omgås og taler om os selv og hinanden og det vi beskæftiger os med.
Du inviteres med til Öland til en helt særlig skole. Skolen blev etableret af Carl Malmsten og dennes hustru Siv Malmsten i 1957. På skolen undervises nu, som den gang i keramik, tekstil, træ og havekunst, og for at blive ved Malmsten, har jeg haft inspirerende samtaler med professor Andreas Nobel. Han er er møbelsnedker og formgiver og underviser på Sveriges fineste møbelsnedkeruddannelse på Malmstens i Stockholm (en campus under Linköping Universitet).

Andreas Nobel argumenterer: ”Man undervurderer et hvert fagområde, når man tilgår alle felter på samme måde frem for at anerkende, at det kræver mange års træning at kunne sit fag.

For eksempel kræver det en livslang gerning at opnå et højt niveau i filosofi.

På samme måde kræves års arbejde for at opnå et højt niveau i håndværk, design eller kunst”.

Han stiller sig tvivlende overfor om man i samme liv kan opnå så tilstrækkeligt højt niveau på begge felter, til at filosoffen kan tilføre noget til kunst og design og vice versa.

Ikke desto mindre ser man mange akademiske faggrupper udtale sig med vægt om både kunst, design og håndværk.

”Hører og læser man den slags skal man vide at det ikke er det faglige forfatteren forholder sig til men filosofien”, argumenterer han. For filosoffen er kunsten et filosofisk problem, for kunstneren er kunsten en mulighed. Designeren og håndværkeren søger løsninger”.

Foruden ovenstående mødes du i bookazinet blandt andre af keramiker Louise Gaarmann, guldsmed Sarah Hurtigkarl og arkitekt Erik Brandt Dam.

Brdr Funder
Lynge Lynge

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