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Lessons on Denmark Design


  • Sun 2 Feb 2020, 10:30am–3:30pm


All Ages

Associate Professor Linda Tyler and ‘design encyclopaedia’ Caroline Montague dive deep into the history, heyday and highlights of Danish Design in this fun round of lessons on Denmark Design. This one-day class consists of four 50-minute illustrated talks on:
1. The First Danish Design Companies with an international reputation
2. From Classicism to Functionalism
3. Organic Modernism: Danish Design Goes International
4. Danish Design in the Postmodern era and Our Time

A paper bag lunch is included, please indicate if you have dietary requirements.

Associate Professor Linda Tyler has taught art and design history at Canterbury, Victoria and Waikato universities and currently teaches art writing and curatorial practice at Honours level in the Art History Department at the University of Auckland. In November she gives a Design History course at the Nanette Cameron School of Interior Design.

Caroline Montague is often referred to as New Zealand’s ‘encyclopaedia of design’. She works at furniture store Matisse, one of New Zealand’s leading supplier of future-proofed sustainable world-class designs since 1987. She has given talks on design and furniture at the Nanette Cameron School of Interior Design, the University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Auckland Art Gallery.

- The event includes a 45-minute meal break, a paper bag lunch is provided (sandwich, fruit and snack)
- Early-bird tickets are available until 15 December 2019.
- The non-Members price includes a one-year Membership with Auckland Art Gallery.
- If you are a Gallery Member with a valid guest pass, you can bring a friend for the Members price.

Maximum attendance: 50

Image one, left to right: Hans J. Wegner, Peacock chair, 1947; Sketch for Panton chair, ; Nann Ditzel, Trinidad chair, 1993
Image two: Louis Schnakenburg, "Marianne Panton on the Panton chair", Photograph, Brahl Fotografi.

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