DENMARK: DANISH DESIGN WORKSHOP
Nathaniel Smith (Faculty, RISD Furniture)
3 weeks: June 11-30, 2018
3 studio credits (RISD Furniture)
This course located in the heart of Copenhagen is a three week immersion in the world of New Nordic design with a focus on Denmark. Denmark is at the forefront of design and sustainability. Through this course, students will explore the historical and current influences that helped create a culture of integrating design and sustainability into daily life.
Class time includes seminars and workshops with prominent Scandinavian designers. There will be multiple design projects and field trips to manufacturers - PP Møbler, Fritz Hansen and Ilomio - in addition to design studio visits to Hay, Normann and others. We will also visit IKEA’s headquarters in Sweden where we meet the in-house design team and see the IKEA shops and facilities.
Though the focus will be on furniture, there will be discussions and field trips that explore the influence of Danish design upon architecture, city planning, lighting, ceramics and textiles. Local explorations include recent architectural works and city sites such as Bjarke Ingles + BIG, Henning Larsen, Lungaard & Tranberg, and more. Additional cultural visits include the Danish Design Museum, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and historical sites.
Copenhagen is bicycle friendly and each student is provided one for this time period.
Cost: $5,230 (includes tuition, accommodation, field trips, bicycle, group dinners + some meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance).