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Belgium (6)
Brazil (3)
Finland (3)
Iceland (4)
Italy (5)
Lebanon (3)
Mexico (6)
Netherlands (2)
Norway (2)
Sweden (2)
Turkey (6)
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Ragna Ragnarsdóttir: An Exploration of Material, Technique, & Tradition

Stephanie Dean
March 26, 2020
“Through many errors, failures and a messy library of material testing, I sometimes find something new and exciting in-between my mess. I have to trust a lot in my embodied and subconscious knowledge and let activity and acquaintance drive me.” – Ragna Ragnarsdóttir View Ragna Ragnarsdóttir’s works, including “Coral Vase“. With connections to the country’s…

Veera Kulju: A Study of Craftsmanship & Human Curiosity

Stephanie Dean
March 22, 2020
“Material is ancient as well as the techniques it requires. I’m ignorant or foolish enough to play with that serious, respectful history. I feel guilty about it sometimes, but I just can’t help it, I’m too curious.” – Veera Kulju View Veera Kulju’s work, including “‘Queen of the Dessert’ Sculpture“ “What happens when you use…

T SAKHI: Encouraging Human Interaction through Design

Stephanie Dean
March 18, 2020
“Our role is to somehow create awareness of the importance of urban activities in our daily life and to offer solutions using architecture and design as mediums of expression.” – Tessa & Tara Sakhi of T SAKHI View all of T Sakhi’s work, including the new “Tasting Threads” collection The Lebanese design scene is characterised…

Two Become Three: Announcement of New Partner and Director of Adorno

Stephanie Dean
February 18, 2020
It is with great excitement that we announce that Jimmy MacDonald, founder of the London Design Fair, has become the third joint owner and director of Adorno.design, alongside directors and founders Kristian Snorre Andersen and Martin Clausen, following his resignation from the London Design Fair in January 2020. “We first met Jimmy in 2018 when…

Piedrafuego: Maintaining Authenticity through Continuity

Stephanie Dean
February 11, 2020
“It is our duty, both for designers and artisans, to push craftsmanship to new horizons in order to keep it a tradition and not a mise-en-scène of archaic manufacturing processes…” – Aldo Alvarez-Tostado of Piedrafuego View Piedrafuego’s works, including the “‘Tzom’ Planters” As mentioned in our interview with Ayres MX, Mexico’s design scene has fostered…

Ayres MX: Modern Memories of a Prehistoric & Pre-Hispanic Past

Stephanie Dean
February 2, 2020
“We try to achieve an identity by making combinations inspired by materials, mixing geometric and organic forms, playing with the initial functionality of objects, all the while preserving the connection to the earth and to our Latin roots.” – Joana Valdez & Karim Molina of Ayres MX View Ayres MX’s works, including “‘Cozumel’ Long Vessel“…

Mexico & the Nordics: Through the Lens of Four Elements of Contemporary Design

Stephanie Dean
January 22, 2020
Adorno is pleased to announce the opening of its new exhibition entitled “Mexico & the Nordics: A Meditation on Individuality in Craft, Tradition, & Modernism”, opening 23 January 2020 at Klosterstræde 20. It has been organised in collaboration with the Mexican Embassy in Copenhagen and juxtaposes the distinct identities of these two geographically distant cultural…
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