The New Carlsberg Foundation is a private and independent foundation for the arts. The effort to foster and benefit the arts in the founders’ fatherland forms the core of the foundation’s charter, which was signed on 20 January 1902 by brewer Carl Jacobsen and his wife, Ottilia Jacobsen (Carlsberg Beer)
The project is an adjustment of the existing interior from the 70's by Wilhelm Wohlert, as well as newly developed furniture made for NCF.
The idea of joining the floors together, as well as making the house a 'transit' for art, more than a museum, we are thrilled with, and our main idea with the furniture is taking its starting point in this.
We will work with 6 overall furniture systems whose primary goal is to 'handle' the art of the house:
2. 3D boards
3. Painting Parking
4. Meeting table
6. Gallery lists
We wanted to make our furniture clear and functional. They must appear as an easy-to-understand whole, but in their main groups still manage to solve their very specific tasks.
Overall, we would like our furniture to be perceived as an appliance rather than fixed building components.
In other words, we want to emphasize that they are freeing the walls, floors, ceilings, etc. of the house.
Again in order to clearly distinguish between the architecture and the furnishing.
That the house is to be a 'transit' for the art indicates that the art should not stand and 'dust'.
We must, however, acknowledge that after all, the house must keep the art for longer, but preferably shorter periods.
Therefore, we want to emphasize that the house also 'exhibits' the artworks in the best possible way, that by creating a system for storing the art so that it is exhibited simultaneously.
We therefore work with three main concepts:
Transit - Storage - Display
Under the influence of the three concepts, we therefore introduce 6 overall furniture systems. Their primary goal is to 'handle' the art of the house:
The 'Harry Potter' Library (5th floor) is structured as 4 large shelves, with books on both sides. They must divide the elongated space as a kind of 'passage' that leads one to the house's quiet place for immersion.
Between the shelves is a ladder so that all the books can be reached. The ladders are made in the same high standard as the rest of the furniture in the house, and we have made the top step bigger, so that you can park your books before using the latter.
There are daylight through skylights in two of the spaces. The remaining rooms are supplied with artificial light.
The '3D wall' is made in grey linoleum, and has a grit of holes where an assortment of different 'fittings' and shelves is developed to enable 'displaying' artworks, for a shorter or longer period. 3D 'because, it should be able to accommodate not only flat paintings, but also the small "odd size" art.
We suggest our Council Chairs in Oregon Pine around the new meeting table on the 5th floor,
We have placed our GUEST chairs around the house, and of course in the libraries among the books.
The Podiums are made in grey linoleum, and is made for the bigger size art. The podiums are made in different sizes.
The “Cuba mahogany library” is made from the wood from the old library on the 3. Floor. The library was carefully taken apart and made in to 40 different size cubes. Each cube is hand tapped together as a tribute to the very fine wood. You will see holes and cuts from the old library in the new system, but that is what library’s do; pas on history.
After we finished the furniture project, NCF asked us to remake the elevator. That we have done by adding some of the materials and structures that has been used in the furniture project, to the inside of the elevator - as a kind of appetizer.
The interior project is done in collaboration with:
Elgaard Architecture A/S
Dronningens Tværgade 4, 1.sal,
1302 København K, Denmark
DK-6950 Ringkøbing, Denmark