“Influences from Japan in Danish Art and Design 1870 – 2010” by Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen. Read more about the book: The Danish Architectural Press (424 pages, 24.5 cm x 27.3 cm)
Yesterday I was invited to the reception at Designmuseum Denmark to celebrate the release of this iconic book. Based on several years of research, the author Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen examines how Danish artists and designers have adopted elements from Japanese art in order to create an independent Danish form of expression.
This book is centered around the question “why is it that Danish architecture and applied art have drawn lessons and inspiration from the art of country that lies on the other side of the globe, with a social context which in many ways is fundamentally different from that of Denmark?”.
It was overwhelming to find out that the SÆSON rugs have been selected as one of the work pieces presented in this academic book. It is a true honor to get chosen to represent the work of Krestine Kjærholm, and especially in this book about Danish design and Japan.If you thought that the Japanese market for Danish design has emerged from economical growth, pure consumerism, or as a short-term trend, this book gives you a historical insight in the Danish-Japanese relation, which is based on mutural respect and cultural fascination.
It is Ayanomimi’s vision to continue contributing to the creation of a Danish-Japanese form of expression.