Corporate Culture recently hosted New York City-based architect Michael Sheridan in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.
September 10th, 2008
For Michael Sheridan, Poul Kjærholm is the epitome of Danish, and international, design. The New York-based architect spoke passionately about Kjærholm during his recent visit to Sydney.
Sheridan established his own practice in 2005, but spent a number of years in the office of Gluckman Mayner Architects serving as Project Designer/Architect.
He is a noted expert in Nordic Modernism and believes that “Scandinavian achievements in architecture and furniture design are one of the richest chapters in the cultural history of the 20th Century.”
Sheridan’s books include Room 606- The SAS House and The Work of Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjærholm – Furniture Architect. In the latter he notes “Kjærholm’s things are tanglible. They are physical. They are heavy.
“They are in every way the epitome of the materials of which they are made, and in this they hark back to a Danish tradition where craftsman-like integrity and love of the material take centre stage.”
So passionate is he about the designer’s work, Sheridan was asked by Kjærholm’s widow to curate a 2006 exhibition of his life’s works at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark.
The Michael Sheridan talks were hosted by Corporate Culture in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.
Check out the images from the launch of the Michael Sheridan talk and Tal R Egg Chair exhibition.
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