Craft in Transition merges the dynamic artwork of 12 established and emerging artists and designers of the Female Design Council with Carl Hansen & Søn’s heritage furniture in a collaborative exhibition that celebrates craftsmanship, process and thoughtful design.
Curated by Lora Appleton, Founder of the Female Design Council, the featured works share a colorful story behind their handicraft and their ability to breathe artistry into our daily lives.
Making is a constant inquiry; a balance of aiming for perfection and sinking into the process, working with both materials and time. For artists and makers, there are many times of transition in their lives that are reflected within their work. From the Golden Age of Danish Design to this now post-COVID world, artists have championed transitional periods by immersing themselves in their craft. As artists continue to shift, pivot and refocus, it is within these times—of movement, growth and transformation—that their practice of making brings discovery.
The artists and designers featured in Craft in Transition share a process-driven practice, a dedication to using their hands to make their visions come to life. The exhibition highlights artists whose intricacy and repetition has resulted in stringent designs, colorful artworks, thoughtful use of repurposed materials and the ability to make beauty out of trash and raw goods. Although the works span different histories and concepts, Craft in Tradition showcases the beauty of intricate craft, timeless design and cultural relevance that will stand the test of time.
The exhibition will be open to the public, Tuesday, May 10 through Friday May 20, at Carl Hansen & Søn’s New York Showroom. Open on weekdays from 10:00am – 4:00pm and closed on Saturday and Sunday.