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Connie-Connie cafe options picket seating made by 25 designers


Danish studio Tableau and designer Ari Prasetya have crammed the Connie-Connie cafe on the Copenhagen Up to date artwork gallery with chairs created by 25 designers from leftover wooden.


Tableau and Prasetya designed the cafe as a brand new addition to Copenhagen Up to date, a global artwork centre in a former welding facility within the metropolis’s Refshaløen space.

Interior of Connie-Connie cafe
Above: varied picket seating designs enhance the cafe. Prime: the designs had been made by 25 totally different designers. Photograph is by Marco van Ritj

Because the cafe is situated throughout the gallery, Tableau, which created the general spatial design for the 150-metre-square area, needed to discover how furnishings can be artwork.

“We actually needed to showcase how furnishings can turn out to be purposeful items of artwork and likewise how a spatial design could be dictated by a cloth and a route involving a number of designers, artists and designers,” Tableau inventive director Julius Værnes Iversen advised Dezeen.

Table and chairs made from leftover wood
Ari Prasetya designed the cafe’s bar

The studio labored with Australian designer Prasetya, who was in control of the design and manufacturing of the bar in addition to quite a few different furnishings items within the area.

They collaborated with 24 different creatives to create seating for the cafe. All of the seats had been comprised of leftover wooden from Danish flooring model Dinesen.

Chairs and tables at Connie-Connie
Designers, architects and artists made the chairs from leftover wooden

“We selected to work with Dinesen offcuts,” Iversen defined. “I’ve all the time been fascinated by the corporate and particularly the standard of their materials.”

“The offcuts are leftover materials from their plank manufacturing, so we additionally made use of a cloth which has little utilization usually,” he added.

Inside Connie-Connie at Copenhagen Contemporary
The 150-square-metre cafe is in an artwork centre

Tableau goals to works with a lot of artists, designers and designers on its initiatives, because the studio believes that range in design and artwork produces essentially the most fascinating outcome.

For Connie-Connie, the one parameters the studio gave the designers was the dimensions of every seat and the requirement that it must be snug.

Wooden table and chairs
Individuals got the liberty to design what they needed

“We curated the individuals being very conscious of which kind of designer, artist or architect we needed to participate,” Iversen mentioned.

“So the completed outcome showcases fairly properly how we curate in Tableau basically. We like a big number of instructions.”

Prasetya, who created three of the chairs, mentioned working with simply leftover wooden did not pose any issue.

“For me, it’s extra depending on the fabric alternative, the place you have got many various methods to work with particular species of wooden,” he advised Dezeen.

“Clearly energy and building is essential, so being conscious of which a part of the tree, grain route all need to be thought-about.”

Chairs made by creatives from wood
Prasetya’s crimson chair Stine’s Need (proper in image) towers over the others

Prasetya’s three chairs for the area embody the asymmetrical Genno and the extra basic Armmi in addition to Stine’s Need, which he describes as a “phallic reflection and expression.”

“A play on dimension, scale, that demonstrates societies fixed concept of ‘the larger the higher’, Stines chair was created by humorous banter about need and a point out of the false notion of all the time wanting extra,” Prasetya mentioned.

Green-coloured cafe in Copenhagen
The cafe takes its colors from the packaging defending the wooden

The inside of the Connie-Connie cafe was painted in a inexperienced color that contrasts towards the clear pure wooden color on many of the seating and likewise nods to the furnishings’s origins.

“To make a cohesive spatial design with an eclectic assortment of furnishings, we selected to color all flooring and partitions in a monotone inexperienced colour,” Iversen mentioned.

“A colour we discovered from the packaging of the Dinesen wooden planks when visiting the manufacturing within the south of Denmark along with the artists,” he added.

“Usually their planks are delivered with this vital coloured cowl to guard it from rain and moist.”

Cafe at Copenhagen Contemporary
The fabric was leftover from Dinesen’s wooden floors

The entire items at Connie-Connie will likely be bought both as singular originals or reproductions.

The creatives collaborating within the challenge had been alongside Tableau had been Amongst Different Issues, Anna Clarisse Holck Wæhrens, Anne Brandhøj, Arnaud Eubelen, Ari Prasetya, Bram Vanderbeke, Carsten In Der Elst, Davide Ronco, Frederik Gustav, Jacob Egeberg, Janis Karasevskis, Kevin Josias, Kim Lenschow, Kristine Mandsberg, Laurids Gallée, Mads Hilbert, Pablo Dorigo Sempere, Paul Cournet, Pettersen & Hein, Pil Whitta, Natalie P Koerner and Thomas Gayet.

View from above of chairs at Connie-Connie
Some chairs had been painted whereas different designers left the wooden pure

Tableau has beforehand showcased Cornucopia, a group of vases that the studio designed along with Röd Studio from metal and wool.

Different Danish design showcases embody Ukurant, an exhibition of rising Danish artists that befell throughout design pageant 3 Days of Design.

The pictures is by Michael Rygaard except in any other case acknowledged.



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