Archival Studies
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Archival Studies is a Copenhagen-based design practice that explores interior architecture for transformation and care of the existing, applying regenerative concepts, flexible building systems, and sensory-rich environments. As the name implies, each process begins by understanding the available resources, letting patterns of life frame and direct the design work. Archival Studies strives to set new standards for materials and shape a contemporary definition of architecture and design that addresses the numerous challenges our planet faces today. In this new definition, the practice emphasizes viewing every piece of material as a valuable resource, with transformation, care and repair as guiding principles.

Archival Studies presents their recently introduced line Archival Products – the objects derived from the practice’s spatial research – within the spaces of their most recent interior transformation, the art center Gammel Strand.

Founded in 1874, the Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen creates products that encompass the duality of design and light. Every detail in the design has a purpose. Every design starts and ends with light. Louis Poulsen offers a range of lighting aimed at the commercial and domestic lighting markets, with illumination and solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. In close partnership with designers, architects and other talents like Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Øivind Slaatto, Alfred Homann, Louise Campbell and Oki Sato, Louis Poulsen has established itself as one of the key global suppliers of architectural and decorative lighting and has a global presence with showrooms world wide.
Louis Poulsen
March 7, 2022
Lighting
Part of 2022
Part of 2023
Part of 2024
Artisan is globally renowned for its innovative furniture design and quality craftsmanship. Handmade from seven species of solid timber, Artisan pieces are produced by craftsmen in a large Bosnian factory surrounded by dense forest, the once was old school woodwork shop with a 60-year history of producing fine timber products was transformed into the modern and technologically advanced facility that it is today. Through their collections as well as individual pieces, Artisan offers a wide range of furniture such as seating, tables, sideboards, beds, lamps. The brand insists that, at the end of the production process, the furniture that adorns your living environment is as natural as the wood from which it has originated.
Artisan
January 16, 2024
Accessories
Furniture
Beds
Part of 2024
David Design embraces individuality and rejects conformity. They challenge the status quo, striving for something beyond the ordinary. Refusing to compromise for over 30 years, they stand firm on that commitment. Founded in 1988 by former pop star and DJ David Carlson in Malmö, David Design emerged during a time when Scandinavian design was undergoing a second wave of global attention. The brand played a vital role in revitalising the spirit of Scandinavian design with a fresh and modern approach. Years later, David Design remains true to its vision. Today, it stands as a well-established international brand, attracting followers seeking iconic, functional, and sustainable furniture and accessories.
David Design
January 3, 2024
Furniture
Lighting
Part of 2024
De La Espada furniture is where leading design meets the highest level of European craftsmanship. At the De La Espada atelier in Portugal, expert craftspeople specialising in solid wood and upholstery combine handcraft and advanced technology to create truly unique, meaningful objects, meticulously detailed and engineered to last a lifetime. In addition to designing in-house, De La Espada also works closely with carefully selected international design partners. The product range reflects the diversity of the collaborators as well as a shared approach to materiality, functionality, and craft.
De La Espada
November 29, 2023
Furniture
Part of 2024
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