Craft in Transition Merges Art With Carl Hansen & Søn’s Furniture

05.19.22 | By
Craft in Transition Merges Art With Carl Hansen & Søn’s Furniture

Craftsmanship, process, and thoughtful design take precedence in Craft in Transition, a collaborative exhibition presented by Carl Hansen & Søn with the Female Design Council (FDC). Twelve artists and designers of the FDC have merged their creations with Carl Hansen & Søn’s furniture for the event that’s been curated by the FDC’s Founder, Lora Appleton.

“I am honored to work with heritage brand Carl Hansen & Søn to curate a dynamic show of art and design featuring works made by women of the FDC. Having the beautiful collection of Danish design furniture classics as a backdrop, I have brought together a contemporary collection of female-made work showcasing color, innovation, and unique works to an already progressive brand. I could not be happier to see the dedication Carl Hansen & Søn to bringing women to the forefront,” says Appleton.

exhibition space filled with various home furnishings

Craft in Transition features sculpture, ceramic, furniture, and fiber art by Anna Rindos, Arati Rao, Arielle Assouline-Lichten, Colleen Carlson, Dee Clements, Elodie Blanchard, Fernanda Uribe, Kate Danessa, Kristin Victoria Barron, Luam Melake, Rhinanon Griego, and Yolande Milan Batteau.

The exhibition’s works share the stories of their ability to bring artistry into our daily lives. In this case, in the midst of transition, movement, and growth and the use of their own hands. Craft in Transition showcases pieces by these artists and designers, as well as the future of intricate craft, timeless design, and contemporary relevance that stands the test of time.

exhibition space filled with various home furnishings

“The Female Design Council has been a source of inspiration for me these past few years, and we are thrilled to showcase their artists’ amazing talent,” says Sherri Simko, Director of North America at Carl Hansen & Søn. “An exhibition that highlights the work of women artisans alongside our most beloved crafted pieces from Danish masters is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the connection between thoughtful use of materiality and excellent workmanship.”

The exhibition will be open to the public through Friday, May 20, at Carl Hansen & Søn’s New York Showroom located at 251 Park Ave South, Floor 13. Doors are open on weekdays from 10:00am to 4:00pm and closed on Saturday and Sunday.

abstract white vase with tentacles

Bunny, Colleen Carlson

three colored handwoven basket-like object

Woven with Reed, Dee Clements

green wall textile

Somewhere Better, Luam Melake

black and white vase with greenery

Fernanda Uribe

overhead photo of modern concrete bath space with colorful abstract rectangular rug

Malachite, Arati Rao

wall mirror with various colors of wood

Ninja Turtle Mirror, Aanna Rindos

brown and gold textile

Walking In a Sacred Manner, Rhiannon Griego

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.