The Furniture Award
On September 14, The Danish Furniture Foundation will award Niels Hvass with the Furniture Award 2006 and 75,000 DKK at a festivity at The Danish Museum of Art and Design in Copenhagen. According to the board of the foundation, Niels Hvass will receive the award because her is: “... a pioneer in the renewal of Danish furniture design that has taken place since 1990. With the chair as his primary medium he has created a number of experimental and sculptural furniture that breaks with the prevailing functionalism in idioms as well as choices of material. (...) On an immaterial level, Niels Hvass’ works are original signs of our time; poetic, sensuous, commenting and barrier-breaking”.