3 Days of Design

More than 70 showrooms in Copenhagen will during June 1 – 3 be filled with opportunities to experience and look into refreshing new takes on design. With events, product launches, exhibitions and design talks the 3 Days of Design is a popular scene for design and furnishing.

This spring Kvadrat relaunched several of their upholsteries with help from the renowned Italian colorist Giulio Ridolfo. To celebrate, the Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi created Mask, a series of slender, stylized ritual masks inspired by ancient tradition. – We wanted to constrain ourselves using a single element, completely made of textile. The repetition will create a playful installation that highlights color. Textile is the ‘mask’ of a piece of furniture, it changesits personality or make it act in an unexpected way. We play with theiconic shape and expression of the ancient mask. As an ancient human practice from different cultures, masks are not only used in ceremonies, but hold different meanings for protection and ritual as well as being used as ornamentation and for performance. Our aim was to emphasize the celebration of textile through this antique tradition, GamFratesi explain. Mask will be the backdrop at Kvadrat´s showroom, situated at Pakhus 48 in Frihavnen, and Thursday 1 the design duo GamFratesi will be present to talk about their design philosophy.

 

This spring Kvadrat relaunched several of their upholsteries with help from the renowned Italian colorist Giulio Ridolfo. To celebrate, the Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi created Mask, a series of slender, stylized ritual masks inspired by ancient tradition first exhibited at the Design Week in Milan.

– We wanted to constrain ourselves using a single element, completely made of textile. The repetition will create a playful installation that highlights color, GamFratesi explain.

 

With events, product launches, exhibitions and design talks the 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen is a popular scene for design and furnishing.