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Foldable furniture: Danish and Japanese students collaborate

10.02.2017  01:16

Since the fall, students of Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK) have collaborated to develop foldable furniture, which they have entitled Collapsibles. The aim of the project is to strengthen and develop the relationship between the two institutions and therein strengthen the students’ skills.

Now the result of many months of hard work will be exhibited at Kyoto Institute of Technology. The exhibition is part of the 150 years anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan and was opened by the Danish Minister for Culture, Mette Bock, on February 8th.

“During the project, the students from Denmark and Japan have presented the results for each other via transmitted critic sessions over Skype,” says lecturer for KADK, Nicolai De Gier.
There is an ongoing tradition for Danish architecture, design and crafts to look for inspiration in Japanese culture and craft tradition.

“We hope that this is only the beginning, and that our two cultures can continue to inspire and develop each other. We hope that our two institutions will be able to expand our future collaboration and exchange students and teaching methods. There is a good historic foundation to continue the tradition,” says Nicolai De Gier.

The exhibition is open from February 6th to February 12th.