Garde Hvalsøe and De La Espada present ‘Crafted to Last’

Garde Hvalsøe and Portuguese furniture brand De La Espada will stage a joint exhibition, ‘Crafted to Last,’ as part of this year’s 3daysofdesign in Copenhagen. Curated by interior stylist Pernille Vest, the exhibition celebrates the two brands’ shared ethos for preserving traditional craftsmanship and using natural materials in contemporary design.

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Exhibition

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Showroom

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Bespoke

‘The exhibition celebrates craftsmanship, underscoring the significance of traditional techniques and natural materials in modern design. Garde Hvalsøe and De La Espada share a deep passion for skilled craftsmanship and long-lasting designs. Our commitment to creating pieces that withstand the test of time is beautifully reflected in every element of the exhibition.’

The exhibition, which opens on June 12 at the Garde Hvalsøe showroom, designed in 2023 by Bunn Studio, encourages visitors to slow down and engage their senses while experiencing products from both brands’ collections.

‘Crafted to Last’ is a thought-provoking showcase highlighting the profound connection between high-quality materials, artistry, and the human touch. Both Garde Hvalsøe and De La Espada call upon the craft traditions of woodworking, and the exhibition features a curated selection of furniture, custom interior solutions, bespoke kitchens, and small art objects, all of which showcase the brand’s exceptionally crafted approach to its products.

The exhibition showcases how traditional methods can seamlessly merge with modern aesthetics to produce functional, beautiful pieces that enhance lives. It serves as a powerful reminder to appreciate the artistry and dedication that go into creating exceptional designs. The exhibition seeks to encourage visitors to invest in pieces that will remain relevant and beautiful over the years.

‘Crafted to Last’ runs from 12 June to 12 July

The exhibition has been curated with meticulous attention to detail by interior stylist Pernille Vest, who has carefully handpicked key pieces that perfectly embody the fusion of classic techniques and contemporary aesthetics. Garde Hvalsøe will also proudly display its timeless aesthetic through a number of bespoke kitchens, including a new version of the Framed Style alongside a brand-new Japanese-inspired cabinet. This exquisite piece draws from traditional Japanese craftsmanship, known for its simplicity, minimalism, and profound respect for natural materials. The cabinet, designed in collaboration with OEO Studio, features clean lines and a harmonious balance; constructed with high-quality wood, the cabinet showcases intricate joinery techniques and a natural finish that highlights the wood’s grain, giving each piece a unique character. This blend of meticulous Danish design and Japanese style offers a serene and elegant addition to any modern home.

De La Espada will showcase new contemporary luxury products at the exhibition, which will feature a Portuguese Mediterranean influence. Among these new products is the Albireo Sofa System created by Anthony Guerrée, which is a flexible system with a sense of dynamism brought by the curves of the six modules. The Arts & Crafts cabinet system by De La Espada Atelier will also be on display, reflecting the influence of the movement after which it was named.

Owner Søren Lundh Aagaard comments, “The exhibition celebrates craftsmanship, underscoring the significance of traditional techniques and natural materials in modern design. Garde Hvalsøe and De La Espada share a deep passion for skilled craftsmanship and long-lasting designs. Our commitment to creating pieces that withstand the test of time is beautifully reflected in every element of the exhibition.”

Luis De Oliveira, the co-founder of De La Espada, comments on the exhibition, “Despite the geographical distance, Garde Hvalsøe and De La Espada share very similar values and approaches when it comes to making furniture. Both companies have close relationships with master craftspeople – Garde Hvalsøe with select workshops in Denmark and De La Espada with their own workshop in Portugal. This allows them to stand behind their products’ material choices, detailing, and design. The exhibition blends the traditions of both companies under the creative eye of Pernille Vest, an interior stylist who excels at highlighting the sensory aspects of design.”

3daysofdesign Copenhagen, 12-14 June 2024

Opening hours during 3dd: 10 – 18

Location
Garde Hvalsøe showroom
Esplanaden 8D, ground floor
1263 Copenhagen K