Archival Studies is an architecture and prototyping practice that researches, designs, and builds products, interiors and spatial solutions of high artistic quality. The studio works with private, public, and commercial clients to explore the application of their cross-disciplinary expertise, research base, aesthetic philosophy, and in-house prototyping abilities towards a timeless way of building. Artikel København is a family-run clothing company exploring the aesthetics and endurance of everyday wear by experimenting with the principles of traditional craft. All items are locally made in Copenhagen, with production and store gathered under the same roof. Artikel focuses on a continual collection that transcends seasons and trends.
The Archival Studies x Artikel København exhibition wishes to celebrate the art of local production and highlight the principles behind the companies' akin design philosophies. The fabrication process of working from 2D to 3D will be showcased by staging the different phases of production; from the material in its origin 2D condition, the cut-out phase and the finished furniture / garment. In addition, a small clothing collection of workwear pieces developed together by the two companies will be exhibited. The joiners jacket, the machinist jacket and the painters jacket will be on display together with the furnitures from Archival Studies whose craft they relate to.