About chart design

Launched in 2016, CHART DESIGN presented a curated programme entitled WHAT IT IS, WHEN IT IS NOT in 2017. The programme, with Nanna Balslev Strøjer as new Director of CHART DESIGN, consisted of a series of talks, performative lectures and projects in public spaces, focusing on the discipline of design is ambiguous nature.


WHAT IT IS, WHEN IT IS NOT will serve as a prelude to the expansion of CHART DESIGN in 2018, where the fair will be re-launched outside of Kunsthal Charlottenborg walls.


CHART DESIGN is supported by the National Bank’s Jubilee Foundation, Norwegian Crafts and the Nordic Council of Ministers.





In 2017 CHART DESIGN presented a curated programme entitled WHAT IT IS, WHEN IT IS NOT

WHAT IT IS, WHEN IT IS NOT included a series of talks, performative lectures and public space projects focusing on the ambiguity of design





Norwegian ceramic artist Lillian Tørlen practice deals with individuals’ perception of and relationship with their surroundings. Through sculpture and installation, Tørlen invites viewers to evaluate space and the form and function of materials. Her site-specific project, Resonance, is an extensive installation consisting of hundreds of porcelain handkerchiefs that have been ‘spread by the wind’ and stuck between brick walls, street lamps and balconies. In this way, Tørlen activates the project route from Copenhagen Contemporary to Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Lillian Tørlen has received support from Norwegian Crafts and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for this project. Thank you to: Nordatlantens Brygge, Søfartens Ledere, Café Liva and Copenhagen Contemporary.





Swedish performance duo Goldin+Senneby is a framework for collaboration set up by artists Simon Goldin and Jakob Senneby exploring juridical, financial and spatial constructs through notions of the performative and the virtual.


With the performance ACID MONEY, Goldin+Senneby will engage visitors in a performative lecture exploring the history of “conspiracy magic” together with magician Malin Nilsson and sociologist Théo Bourgeon. The audience is invited to join a trip from cold war brainwashing techniques to contemporary finance magic. This event offers a special opportunity to bring some magic home with you.





Danish designer Hanne G presents her work The Duet in the foyer of Kunsthal Charlottenborg. The installation explores the sculptural and aesthetic potentials of textile in a ‘frozen’ form combined with a musical composition principle driven by repetitive, random patterns. This interactive, audiovisual installation engages its audience directly. Built-in sensors detect movement and activate an audio element, producing a ‘song’ that is triggered and shaped by human curiosity, as people approach, move away from and walk around the sculptures.





For the 5th anniversary of the fair, CHART DESIGN invited the textile designer Nina Lolle to reinterpret tote bags produced in 2013 for the first edition of CHART.


Each bag is made by hand, using a foil printing technique developed specifically for the project. By folding the bag, fixing the foil and finally cutting up the folds, a unique, abstract composition reveals itself on top of the old design. A naive and playful process resulting in a bold and colourful design through which the old print peaks out.

A SELECTION of design artists were represented at CHART 2017

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In 2017 CHART DESIGN presented a talk focusing on the ambiguity of design.


Saturday 2 september 16.30 at Design Museum Denmark

International speakers have been invited to discuss the potentials of ambiguity as a conceptual framework for design.




Johanna Agerman Ross: Johanna Agerman Ross is the Curator of Twentieth Century and Contemporary Furniture and Product Design at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Before joining the museum she founded and edited the quarterly design journal Disegno and was an editor of the monthly architecture and design magazine Icon. www.agermanross.co.uk


Peter Lang: Holding a Bachelor in Architecture and a PhD in Italian history and urbanism, Peter Lang is a preeminent historian and theorist in Italian post-war experimental architecture and Radical design. Currently he teaches at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, where he is running a post-graduate architecture and urban research lab. Lang is currently investigating the future of symbolic monuments and public art in contested urban spaces. www.petertlang.net


Marianne Zamecznik: Marianne Zamecznik is a freelance curator and exhibition designer. Since 2015, she is the director of the art festival Oslo Open. Recent projects include the group exhibition To Bee or Not to Be at Galleri F15 and the performance program,”Magic Language /// Game of Whispers” at Revelations in Paris.  Together with Øystein Aasan, she founded ZAMAAS, an exhibition design studio based in Berlin. www.norskkuratorforening.no/marianne-zamecznik/


Lina-Marie Köppen: Lina studied spatial design at the Academy for Fashion & Design (AMD HAMBURG), afterwards she went to do her masters degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven in Social Design. Right after graduation she co-founded Hello Randomness a platform for critical design and LIMAKO an interdisciplinary design studio. In 2013 she was invited to join the Design Studio at Droog Design in Amsterdam where she work as interdisciplinary designer. Since 2016 She is working at IKEA of Sweden. www.linamariekoeppen.de