Home of Famed Danish Architect & Industrial Designer Knud Holscher | Yellowtrace

Home of Famed Danish Architect & Industrial Designer Knud Holscher | Yellowtrace

Home of Famed Danish Architect & Industrial Designer Knud Holscher | Yellowtrace

Home of Famed Danish Architect & Industrial Designer Knud Holscher | Yellowtrace

Home of Famed Danish Architect & Industrial Designer Knud Holscher | Yellowtrace

Home of Famed Danish Architect & Industrial Designer Knud Holscher | Yellowtrace

Home of Famed Danish Architect & Industrial Designer Knud Holscher | Yellowtrace

 

Knud Holscher’s home is located down a leafy cul-de-sac just a short drive north of Copenhagen. Unpretentious and understated, the brick and glass-house is much like the man who built it. Dating back to the early 1970s, the clean lines and unassuming interior are as relevant today as they were then. Holscher’s home is filled with countless evidence of his great taste: the large canvases on the walls are by his daughter, painter Tine Holscher; the majority of furniture is by the late Poul Kjærholm – a dear friend who was a star of Danish mid-century modernism.

Holscher is one Denmark’s most renowned architects living today. Born in 1930, he graduated from School of Architecture before joining the studio of Arne Jacobsen. He eventually opened his own studio, Knud Holscher Design, and although he started out as an architect, Holscher’s work as an industrial designer has brought him worldwide recognition.

Holscher’s explanation about the difference between architecture and industrial design is really interesting. He says that “creating a teacup is much more demanding than drawing a house because a house has a very complex program but there’s also the surroundings, the atmosphere. While a teacup has to operate in many environments and offer something new and different if it’s to beat out the rest and be a statement of design.” 

 

Home of Famed Danish Architect & Industrial Designer Knud Holscher | Yellowtrace

Home of Famed Danish Architect & Industrial Designer Knud Holscher | Yellowtrace

Home of Famed Danish Architect & Industrial Designer Knud Holscher | Yellowtrace

Home of Famed Danish Architect & Industrial Designer Knud Holscher | Yellowtrace

Home of Famed Danish Architect & Industrial Designer Knud Holscher | Yellowtrace

Home of Famed Danish Architect & Industrial Designer Knud Holscher | Yellowtrace

 


[Image Credits: Nytt Rom/New Scandinavian Rooms. Film by Emile Rafael, courtesy of Nowness.]

 

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One Response

  1. Rosa

    Para mi gusto el ladrillo es muy oscuro, si fuera de la misma gama de grises y más claro sería una casa en la que me gustaría vivir, pero con “esa oscuridad de paredes”, creo que llegaría a deprimirme

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