Knud Holscher close up

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This weekend I was so Lucky to meet one of the most productive and recognized designers in Denmark. You might not know the name Knud Holscher, but you sure know some of his many design icons – from the information boards on the metro stations in Copenhagen to Ifö toilets and Gense cutlery. Holscher Design is one of Scandinavia’s most recognized and award-winning design agencies with a long track record of developing products for international brands like Flos, Fiat and Philips. Knud Holscher, who is now 85 years old and still working, began his career working for Arne Jacobsen and was close friends with Poul Kjærholm. Later Holscher became the main designer for the Swedish manufacturer of bathroom sanitary Ifö and the collaboration has lasted for the past 40 years. The reason why I got to meet Knud Holcher was the launch of a new bathroom series for Ifö called Spira Art. A simple and beautiful design with focus on functionality and keeping bacterias away. “The innovative part of design is the important part” as Holscher explains. His idea was to make a series that is a detail in the bathroom and not a design in itself. The result is very nice, I believe! Take a look for your self and stay tuned for a visit to Knud Holscher amazing home in the next blog post.

Denne weekend var jeg så heldig at møde en af de mest produktive og anerkendte designere i Danmark. Du kender måske ikke navnet Knud Holscher, men du har helt sikkert set nogle af hans mange designikoner – fra informationstavlerne på Københavns metrostationer til Ifö toiletter og Gense bestik. Holscher Design er en af Skandinaviens mest anerkendte og prisvindende designbureauer med en lang track record for at udvikle produkter til internationale mærker som Flos, Fiat og Philips. Knud Holscher, der nu er 85 år gammel og stadig arbejder, begyndte sin karriere hos Arne Jacobsen og var tætte venner med Poul Kjærholm. Senere blev Holscher den vigtigste designer for svenske Ifö , og samarbejdet har varet ved de seneste 40 år. Årsagen til, at jeg fik muligheden for at møde Knud Holcher var lanceringen af en ny badeværelsesserie for netop Ifö. Spira Art er en enkel og smukt designserie med fokus på funktionalitet og renlighed. “Den innovative del af design er den vigtigste del” som Holscher forklarer om designet, der i toilettet bl.a. betyder, at der ingen skyllekant er, så der ikke samler sig bakterier. Holschers tilgang til denne opgave var at skabe en detalje i badeværelset og ikke et design i sig selv. Jeg synes, at resultatet er ret vellykket! Tag selv et kig og glæd dig til, at jeg i næste blogpost viser billeder fra Knud Holschers fantastiske hjem, som han selv har tegnet i 1970 og er bevaringsværdig.

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