Project CHAIR is a tribute to Salling’s cultural heritage as the center of furniture production. Salling’s identity and cultural heritage is closely related to furniture production. In fact, it is believed to be up to 80 percentage of the Danish-produced furniture was manufactured in Salling. On a relatively small geographic area there was a huge production of furniture and over time there has been more than 70 furniture factories. Today there is only 14 furniture factories left.
We have collected chairs manufactured at one of the factories in Salling. At the same time we collected stories about the chairs, who produced them, who used them and so on. The collected chairs will serve as a starting point for an artist workshop in September 2019, were ten artists will redesign each a chair chosen from the collection.
The new chairs will be exhibited at Museum Salling the new visitor center at Spøttrup Borg. The opening takes place on September 20, and the ehibition is shown until the end of October, and is then exhibited at Horsens Industrial Museum.
Project leader, curator and idea developer: Lene Noer,
curator and idea developer: Birgitte Ejdrup Kristensen,
curator and idea developer: Elle-Mie Ejdrup Hansen
Designer Wataru Kumano, Japan
Arkitekt Akiko Kuwahata, Japan/DK & Snedker Ken Winther, DK
Kunstner Nina Saunders, GB/DK
Kunstner Jørgen Carlo Larsen, DK
Kunstner Sjoerd Wagenaar, NL
Designer Rasmus B Fex, DK
Arkitekt Kätte Bønløkke, DK
Arkitekt Lars Frank Nielsen, DK
Kätte Bønløkke, arkitekt MAA
Lars Frank Nielsen arkitekt MAA.
Anne Mette Hjalager, professor, SDU
Søren Vester, designer og sekretariatschef Skive Mødet
Knud Bjerre, medlem af Skive Byråd, Direktør KCL Skive
Jens Kristian Kristensen Solvejg Sieg
Foreningen for Fursundegnen
Andreas Svane, Bådebygger og tømrer
Peter Nyby, tømrer / cirkusfabrikken Multika, Grønning
Hænder og Huse
Skive Tekniske Skole Læringsambassaden i Skive
Magnus Olesen, Durup
Den Jyske Kunstfond
Liv og Land, Erhvervsministeriet