Ask-Emil Skovgaard is a furniture designer/craftsman. He also builds preproduction prototypes and original sculpture. His workshop is located behind the old vegetable market in Copenhagen, a neighbourhood of small industries, art studios and workshops.
“I believe that many of the forms with which we surround ourselves look the way they do because someone was in a hurry when they made them. Things take time and good things take good time. I like organic furniture that looks as though it was made by nature itself - without stress. Wooden furniture is also warm and obliging. To me, wood is the perfect material because it is so imperfect. It challenges me constantly. No two pieces are ever alike.”
1999 1st price (shared). “A Lamp Competition” (The Danish Design School)
2000 1st price. “A Throne for the Queen” (The Danish Design School)
1st price. “A Stool for the Cultural Minister” (The Danish Design School)
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2000 ”The Fall Exhibition” at Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.
2001 The Art Museum in Horsens, Denmark.
(Horsens kunstmuseum, ”form i forandring”)
2003 – 2007 “Scandinavian Design Beyond the Myth”
On display at the following places:
The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Berlin.
Palazzo Triennale, Milan
Design Museum, Gent
The Museum of Decorative Art, Prague
The Museum of Decorative Art, Budapest
The Museum of Decorative Art, Riga
The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design (kunstindustrimuseet), Copenhagen
The Röhss Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Gothenburg.
The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo
The Museum of Decorative Arts & Design - The National Museum, Oslo
Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza: in Vigo, Spain
Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza: in A Coruña, Spain
National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
Museum 25.May, Belgrade, Serbia
Museum for Applied Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia
2004 ”The Fall Exhibition of Cabinetmakers” The Danish Design Center, Copenhagen.
2010 “Finn Juhl classics meet Glass Table 1”, Illums Bolighus, Copenhagen.
“Objects in wood and metal”, Gallery Brantebjerg, Denmark.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2009 “Sculptures and Furniture” Brøndsalen, Copenhagen.
Selected Decoration Assignments
2000 The 125th anniversary at ”The Danish Design School” Copenhagen.