Cabinetmakers' Autumn, an exhibition involving 68 furniture manufacturers and designers who jointly implement innovative and craftsmanlike designs, has been taking place in Copenhagen since 1981.
On 21 November the curtain went up for this year's exhibition, which is entitled "Fifty Fifty", a title which is intended to highlight the shared interdependence and responsibility of designers and manufacturers on the often bumpy road towards product development.
Sofa by Karen Kjærgaard, produced by JM Rør A/S
“The idea behind FIFTY FIFTY is to return to SE’s (Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling / Cabinetmakers Autumn) original concept, where the responsibility is shared equally by designer and manufacturer,” says, Klaus Brügmann, president of the organisation. “We aim to focus more on the process and to let the outcome speak for itself. The collaboration is scheduled to last six months to enable an extensive work process and the achievement of synergy through the combination of the designer’s creative universe and the manufacturer’s understanding and know-how concerning commercial conditions and materials.”
to the PP Møbler collection
Chair by Erling Christoffersen, produced by PP Møbler
The exhibition can be seen up to 4 January 2009 at the famous Rundetårn in the centre of Copenhagen. Believe us, it's worth it!
to the Bent Krogh collection
Wardrobe by Cecilie Manz, produced by Bent Krogh Furniture
to the Nola collection
Chairs by Komplot Design, produced by Nola Industrier
Lounge chair by Niels Hvass, produced by Magnus Olesen A/S
to the Magnus Olesen collection
Sofa by Christina Strand, produced by Magnus Olesen A/S
to the HAY collection
Chair by Niels Jørgen Haugesen, produced by HAY
to the Onecollection collection
Chair by Niels Gammelgaard, produced by Onecollection
to the Källemo collection
Coffeetable by Sebastian Holmbäck, produced by Källemo
to the Engelbrechts collection
Chair by Lise & Hans Isbrand, produced by Engelbrechts
to the Cabinetmakers Autumn website