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Denmark Design

Denmark is the Northern European country that produced Andersen’s fairy tales, Lego and other items well-known even in Japan. Approximately 5.7 million people live in the small country, which is about the size of Kyushu and is known as the happiest country in the world.
Denmark is also a design powerhouse that continues to turn out great numbers of design masters, even within the Northern European design boom of recent years. In particular, in the so called mid-Century period following World War II, the golden age in the history of design, Danish designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner and Finn Juhl created a large number of outstanding items. These objects’ simple beauty, combined with high quality unpinned by functionality and technological strength, has been a major characteristic of Danish design up to the present day. They reveal Denmark’s approach as a welfare state, an approach that advocates everyone having a good quality, comfortable home.
Drawing on academic cooperation from Denmark’s Designmuseum Danmark, this exhibition focuses on the appeal of Danish design by presenting furniture, tableware, light fittings, daily necessities and other items from the latter half of the 19th Century, through the mid-Century period to the present day, under one roof.

Exhibition Details

Period
From November 23rd (Thur.) to December 27th (Wed.), 2017
(closed Mondays,except December 25th)
Location
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Headquarters build. 42nd floor
Open Hours
10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
10:00-19:00 (Fridays, Admittance by 18:30)
Admission
Adults : 1200yen (1000yen)
University and High School Students (from 16 to 18 years) with ID : 800 yen (650yen)
65 years and more with ID : 1000yen
Junior High School Students (from 13 to 15 years) with ID : Free
Children (under 12 years) : Free
( ) indicated discount rates for groups of 20 and more

Pick up

Cup and saucer
《Blue Fluted》
Shiokawa Collection
Hans Wegner
Chair JH550《Peacock Chair》
1947 Private collection
photo:Michael Whiteway
Arne Jacobsen
Easy chair《Egg Chair》
1958(ca.1965)Private collection
photo:Michael Whiteway
Poul Henningsen
Pendant lamp《PH Artichoke》
1957 Private collection
photo:Michael Whiteway
Verner Panton
Chair《Panton Chair》
1967(1976)Private collection
photo:Michael Whiteway
Jens Quistgaard
Casserole《Kobenstyle》
1954 Private collection
photo:Michael Whiteway
Henning Koppel
Pitcher design no.992
1952
Georg Jensen A/S
photo:George Jensen
Per Lütken
Vase and Pitcher《Carnaby》
1968 Private collection
photo:Michael Whiteway
Ole Kirk Christiansen
Automatic binding bricks《LEGO Bricks》
ca.1960 Private collection
photo:Michael Whiteway
Kay Bojesen
Toy《Monkey》
1951 Private collection
photo:Michael Whiteway
Karen Kjældgård-Larsen
Plate《Blue Fluted Mega》
2000
Designmuseum Danmark
photo:Royal Copenhagen
KiBiSi
Bicycle《PEK》
2015
Designmuseum Danmark
photo:Biomega