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IN SEARCH OF THE ESSENCE OF GREENLANDIC DESIGN

PADLE CHAIR BY AVIAAJA EZEKIASSEN
 
 

What defines Greenlandic design?
What are the characteristics?
how do you renew an undefined cultural design language and still preserve the culture in a design?

 
 

The project tries to find answers in what defines Greenlandic design and which factors make a design perceived as being Greenlandic.
 The studies has been and is in order to develop new design interpreters and a tryout in creating a more contemporary expression of Greenlandic design. So far three design experiment has been developed and is a showcase of one way to preserve the Greenlandic culture in a design. 
The project aims to create a debate about what defines Greenlandic design and develop Greenlandic design products of international standards and to represent the country at international furniture fairs.

developed at a residency at DANISH ART WORKSHOP.

 
Collage. KONCEPT for the furniture collection. The story of the greenlandic man in his kayak in the harsh yet beautiful nature sorrounded by his religious believes in greater powers.

Collage. KONCEPT for the furniture collection. The story of the greenlandic man in his kayak in the harsh yet beautiful nature sorrounded by his religious believes in greater powers.

For at kunne forstå den grønlandske kunst må man vide lidt om dens baggrund. Hvordan har de ydre vilkår været, og hvordan har den oprindelige religiøse forestillingsverden været?
— "THE ART OF GREENLAND" BY BODIL KAALUND
 

Click on image to view the story of the design

 

PAARLUNI QAJARTORLUNI

PADDLE CHAIR
 

SASSUMA ARNAA

‘THE MOTHER OF THE SEA’ DINING TABLE

QAAMMAMMI ANGALANEQ

MOON TRAVELER TABLE LAMP

INSEARCH OF THE ESSSENCE OF GREENLANDIC DESIGN