ANOTHER NORDIC – BETWEEN ART AND DESIGN

Karakter + Bodil Kjær

THE LITTA VARIATIONS / 4th Movement – Palazzo Litta, Corso Magenta 24, Milano

In collaboration with: KARAKTER + BODIL KJÆR

Karakter is a Danish design brand specialising in the production of furniture, lighting, and interior objects. All the designers it presents at Palazzo Litta are handpicked for their ideas and creativity, sharing an inspiring and uncompromising take on their work. These approaches are fundamental for Karakter and its design choices. It seeks out designs that are out of the ordinary – from designers who have already written the history of design to those who aspire to write the future.

Featured works: A. & P.G. Castiglioni, Joe Colombo, Bodil Kjær, Paul McCobb, Angelo Mangiarotti, Aldo Bakker, Gijs Bakker, PlueerSmitt, Anatomy Design, Guillaume Delvigne, Derek McLeod, Laura Strasser, and Nick Ross.

Also on show is Elements of Architecture by Bodil Kjær, which is presented by FORM portfolios. Between 1955 and 1963, Kjær developed a series of elements to solve problems of a functional and aesthetic nature, which were specified by Marcel Breuer and Jose Luis Sert, and in production in the USA, Sweden, and Denmark. The majority of these furniture pieces, lamps, and glassworks have not been in production for 40 years but are now being relaunched in collaboration with FORM portfolios and six different manufacturers: Karakter, Carl Hansen & Søn, Holmegaard, Illums Bolighus, Schwinn, and Made a Mano.

Photo credits Ruy Teixeira