Fra Museum of Modern Art til munkekloster i Italien. Steen Østergaards smukke Modo 290-stol har en historie, der er lidt anderledes end de fleste
Steen Ostergaard and the miniature 290 chairs. 2012
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Designmuseum Danmark (earlier named The Danish Museum of Art & Design) is Denmarks largest museum for Danish and international design and a central exhibition forum for industrial design and applied arts in Scandinavia. The museum’s collections, library and archives constitute a central resource centre for the study of design and its history in Denmark. The museum brings together and documents the contemporary developments within industrial design, decorative and applied arts. We must add to this the collection of exemplary works from older “areas” and periods, which are closely related to contemporary oeuvres. Designmuseum Danmark undertakes research into the history of art and design, taking as its point of departure the museum’s own collections, and presents the results in exhibitions, publications and educational material etc.
Designmuseum Danmark was founded in 1890 by the Industriforeningen i København (now Dansk Industri – The Confederation of Danish Industries) and the Ny Carlsberg Museumslegat. It first opened to the public in 1895 in a completely new museum building situated on what is now H.C. Andersens Boulevard, in the very centre of Copenhagen. Right from the start the main purpose of the museum has been to disseminate a concept of quality within design. Through displaying the exemplary objects it was hoped to raise standards within the products of Danish industry. The Museum’s collections were thus envisaged as serving as a source of inspiration for people active in industry. In addition there has always been the aspiration to make contemporary consumers both critically aware and discerning.
Since 1926, Designmuseum Danmark has been housed in one of Copenhagen’s finest rococo buildings, the former King Frederik’s Hospital. This edifice was built during the reign of King Frederik V in the years 1752-57 to designs by the architects Nicolai Eigtved and Lauritz de Thurah. In the early 1920s the building was renovated and refurbished to suit museum purposes by the architects Ivar Bentsen and Kaare Klint.
Prince Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian seated in ALFA LUX chair (left), in Brazil Danish Design showroom with owner Rolf Andersen (right). 2010
BERLINSKE TIDENDE 26.October 1965.At the Cabinetmaker Guild’s prestigious annual exhibition of Art and Design (now Design Museum) in Copenhagen in 1965, Steen Ostergaard showing Her Royal highness Queen Margrethe II of Denmark – the then heir to the throne Princess Margrethe, a table in rosewood with a plate of cortices linoleum he designed for Soeren Horn and produced by Soeren Horn.
A trimmed 290 chair designed by Steen Ostergaard featured in the movie: “A Hologram for the King” from 2016 with Tom Hanks!
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Above video, the 265 lounge chair featuring in Star Trek III, Setting: Captain Kirk’s apartment in San Francisco, 23rd century. Captain Kirk is collecting best antique furniture from 20th century which include: The President chair 265 designed by Steen Ostergaard in 1968.
The 291 armchair featuring in the 7/7/77 the James Bond movie The Spy Who loved me premiered. Starring Roger Moore as 007, Barbara Bach as XXX agent and Bond Girl, Richard Kiel as Jaws and Curd Jurgens as the megalomaniac villain, Stromberg. The huge tanker Liparus used as the villains Head quarter and command center is fitted with the 291 chair designed by Danish designer Steen Ostergaard. The armchair was designed in 1969 in fiberglass reinforced Polyamide and is injection molded and is tested to resist a 500kg vertical load. see www.ostergaard-design.com for more details and designs. Nobody does it Better. Ken Adam and Peter Lamont were nominated for an Oscar for the set, also known as 007 Pinewood Studio. Nice movie props.
The biggest Danish Catering company: Kokken og Jomfruen has redecorated their big space using the 290 Nielaus chair Designed by Steen Ostergaard