Adorno Editorial: Perspectives

Guest editors, artists, art historians, bloggers designers, etc. writing articles about pieces from the platform.

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

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…

Socially Responsible Design:
10 Designers Who Approach Social Experience through Aesthetics

“It’s beautiful and interesting, but quite useless – that’s the point. It’s a reference to the precarious and perilous life of the creative worker.” – Stine Linnemann The realm of art and design has long been a space in which social commentary has been prevalent. It has allowed artists to creatively navigate social and political…

An Investigation into Our Objects’ Life Cycles:
Sustainability in Material and Process Innovation

 “In a world where everything goes so fast, the general public loses the notion of how these objects arrived to their hands.” – Josefina Muñoz, Switzerland The word sustainability has become the hottest adjective in marketing today, but this can mean so many things, how are sure are we that a certain sustainably marketed object…

Belgium at Crossovers 2019:
Honest and down to earth, literally and figuratively.

” It’s their poetic silence and subtle tactility, which makes them beautiful, and gives them a global appeal.” – Elien Haentjens Curator of the Belgian Collection Since leaving Mother nature’s carefully and lovingly designed home for us, humanity has been longing to construct a world shaped through materials of our own creation, for our own…

Announcing Denmark at Crossovers 2019:
An idea of ​​how we could also strive to live.

“Danish design is interesting when designers keep developing the tradition of working with the relationship between man and object.” – Pil Bredahl Curator of the Danish Collection Flensted Mouritzen Credit: Martin Clausen A country whose domination of modern design far exceeds its modest size, Denmark has brought us some of the most innovative use of…

Announcing Norway at Crossovers 2019:
Pushing forward; Free from the rules of the past.

“We do not feel the same responsibility to the past as our neighbors and due to this we are more free to challenge.” – Kråkvik & D’Orazio Curators of the Norwegian Collection All images courtesy of the respective designers.  Towering mountains shaped over millennia above deep fjords have left Norway with breathtaking natural landscapes known…

Announcing Iceland at Crossovers 2019:
The conscious shift we as humans are facing.

“When children and young adults feel the urge to protest and claim their right for a future we’ve got to listen and do something.” – Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir & María Kristín Jónsdóttir Curators of the Icelandic Collection Climate change (at this point it should really go without saying) is the greatest issue we currently face,…

Announcing Italy at Crossovers 2019:
Visions of a perfect, idealized, utopian Milanese living space.

“The long tradition of Italian design continues; it evolves just as it sees fit” Annalisa Rosso & Francesco Mainardi Curators of the Italian Collection For many, the idea of an Italian living space could be ripped straight from the pages of a (possibly dated) marble-clad, gold-plated, editorial spread, in all its of its theatric opulence,…