Sunday August 20th 2017 by Peter Thomas Lang


Inaugurated in 2016, CHART DESIGN will this year present a curated programme entitled WHAT IT IS, WHEN IT IS NOT, which will include a series of talks, performative lectures and public space projects focusing on the ambiguity of design.


WHAT IT IS, WHEN IT IS NOT acts as a prelude to the expansion of CHART DESIGN in 2018 into an increasingly adventurous fair, exhibition and communication platform hosted in a unique off-site location.


CHART is pleased to announce that NANNA BALSLEV STRØJER has joined the team as director for CHART DESIGN.



Saturday 2 September, 16:30

Location: Design Museum Denmark

Programmed by CHART DESIGN & moderated by PETER LANG, Design critic, Professor Architectural Theory and History, Architecture, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

Guests: LINA-MARIE KÖPPEN, Founder of interdisciplinary design studio LIMAKO, Social Design Academy Eindhoven, Academy Fashion and Design /AMD Hamburg, integral part of Droog, currently working at IKEA; MARIANNE ZAMECZNIK, Curator, writer and Director of Oslo Open; ans JOHANNA AGERMAN ROSS, Curator at V&A and Co-founder of Disegno


Line Christiansen (DK)
After 15 years of professional design experience in interaction design, critical design, exhibition design and academia in Europe, US and the Middle-East, Line Christiansen was appointed head of the Domus Academy – the most prestigous school for design located in Milan. Prior entering the education, she has worked several years as an Interaction Designer, co-founded the Interaction Design Lab (Id-Lab) in Milan and exhibited design work at several international venues.
Johanna Agerman Ross (SE)
Before switching writing for curating, Johanna Agerman Ross has worked as editor at Icon, one of Europe’s leading monthly design and architecture magazines. Then she founded the widely acclaimed design journal, Disegno. Today, Johanna is curator of Twentieth Century and Contemporary Furniture and Product Design at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Peter Lang (US)
Holding a Bachelor in Architecture and earned a PhD in Italian history and urbanism, Peter Lang carries large experience in Architecture with an insight into sixties Italian experimental design, media and environments. Peter is mainly an eminent professor in Architectural Theory and History at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, where he conducts post-graduate research courses in architecture, design and multimedia communications.
Marianne Zamecznik (NO)
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.
Suvi Saloniemi (FIN)
With a background in art history studies and curating studies, Suvi Saloniemi has worked at the main cultural institutions in Helsinki. Since 2012, she is the Chief Curator of Design Museum Helsinki – including exhibition programme and curating. Her latest exhibitions were dedicated to Eero Aarnio, Objects of Desire, Finnish Fashion, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Daan Roosegaarde and Henrik Vibskov.
Ole Høstbo (DK)
Ole Høstbo is the director and owner of esteemed Copenhagen and Paris based gallery Dansk Møbelkunst. Dansk Møbelkunst specialises in rare, original works of Danish furniture created during 1920-70. Since 1999, Dansk Møbelkunst has mounted exhibitions and produced illustrated catalogues on the work of Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Hans J. Wegner, Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen and Danish cabinetmakers furniture.
Peter Bundgaard Rützou (DK)
Graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Peter Bundgaard Rützou co-founded the recognised design agency « SPACE ». His projects include everything from interior design, to furniture and refined objects for everyday use as well as artistic installations and art direction. He conducted interior design projects for some of the world’s most influential restaurants like NOMA, Geranium, Geist as well objects for Georg Jensen, Fredericia Furniture and Mater.