ikonhouse Design Talk: A night about Stubbornness, Pride, Skill and Legacy
21 February 2018 at 7.00pm
Kasper Holst Pedersen is 3rd generation Master of Craftsmen at PP Møbler and he persistently strives to create, refine and promote the finest crafts of Denmark. For 60 years now PP Møbler has been growing a traditional and yet visionary furniture workshop into a unique market position always driven by the passion for design and a deep fascination of wood and its nature. The extraordinary outcome of this family business is exemplified in some of the most beautiful and characteristic works of modernist master Hans J. Wegner from whom PP Møbler has been given the responsibility to ensure the profound knowledge and experience within the most precious parts of his great legacy.
Wednesday 21 February 2018 at Ikonhouse Unit 85, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
7.00pm – 7.30pm: Networking and Refreshments at ikonhouse
7.30pm – 9.00pm: Design Talk at Nadi Al Quoz (next to ikonhouse)
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org (limited seats!!)
Mr. Pedersen has a background in such diverse fields as crafts, science and business. Studying mathematics and physics at the university of Copenhagen and then trained as a cabinetmaker from Rud. Rasmussen in Copenhagen obtaining the Queens medal of excellent craftsmanship before joining the family company of PP Møbler in 2001, where Mr. Pedersen worked intensively for two years implementing state of the art modern production technology. After completing a bachelor in 2006 and recognized as one of the top graduates of the year at the Copenhagen Business School Mr. Pedersen has taken on the great responsibility of protecting and developing the diminishing traditions of real Danish crafts following the footsteps of his father and grandfather.
The work of PP Møbler is based on strong ideas about environmental concerns, sustainable living and social responsibility. To Mr. Pedersen the process of making furniture has to be part of a natural sustainable circle with concerns of the origin of the materials and the re-planting and nursing of the forests. As the most resent remarkable step, PP Møbler represented by three generations of the Pedersen family has established a PP forest in the local area of the workshop.
As a child and young man Mr. Pedersen has grown up close to the PP Møbler workshop and carried out numerous small tasks. He has sanded hundreds of chairs, cleaned the windows, picked up goods at suppliers and brought out furniture. Through the years the young Mr. Pedersen learned the ways of the workshop and saw the extraordinary skilled crafts being executed. He experienced the frequent visits of Hans J. Wegner as well as many other designers, who enjoyed the urge to experiment and conduct prototypes at PP Møbler.
For Mr. Pedersen personally the prototype work began shortly after he started training as a cabinetmaker, and it continues to play a significant role in his work even today. For a true artisan will never rest behind a desk!