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Anne Brandhøj - Artists + Designers - Hostler Burrows

Anne Brandhøj (Danish, b. 1984) is a Danish furniture designer. Brandhøj’s work showcases a masterful approach towards woodworking, where elegant, abstract shapes emphasize the complexity of her chosen medium, where juxtaposition runs abound. A trademark formal language that confronts notions of intrinsic function, Brandhøj’s pedestals and shelves are elevated from the utilitarian towards abstract, sculptural visions, where a penchant for symmetry further highlights the intricacy of her woodworking.

Combining a variety of timbers into a single piece, such as Douglas fir, ash, Danish cherry and oak, a certain aesthetic expression of durability and rawness emerges. Brandhøj work draws attention towards themes of consumption and sustainability, working with materials that would otherwise be discarded. Defects within wood, such as knots, splits and pitch pockets, transform into remarkable moments of surface complexity and contrast.

Brandhoj received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Furniture Design from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She is a founding partner of Bly Studio, and currently serves as a professor of design at  Kunsthøjskolen in Holbæk, Denmark.

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ANNE BRANDHØJ
b. 1984, Denmark

EDUCATION
2017     MA, Furniture Design, Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark
2014     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BA, Furniture Design, Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Exchange Program, Furniture Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2011     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Summer Program, Furniture Design in Scandinavia, DIS, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Borups Højskole, Design Foundation School, Copenhagen, Denmark

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2022     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Trä tar form, Rian Design Museum, Falkenberg, Denmark
2021     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​On Balance, TABLEAU, Copenhagen, Denmark 
2019     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Touch & Relate, Galleri Christopher Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2023     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sensory Response, Formation Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2022     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Matter at Hand, Hostler Burrows, Los Angeles, CA
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Digital Edition 2022, The Mindcraft Project, Copenhagen, Denmark
2021     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Matter at Hand, Hostler Burrows, New York, NY
2020     Suck it up, Rundkant, 3 Days of Design, Copenhagen, Denmark
2019     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Svindrevner, A. Petersen Collection & Craft, Copenhagen, Denmark
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Time will tell, VÆG Gallery,  Aalborg, Denmark 

2018     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mono, SE18—The Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition 2018, Thorvaldsens Museum,
             Copenhagen, Denmark
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​PLATEAU 1, Gallery R2, Bornholm, Denmark 
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Girls Ex Machina, Rundkant, 3 Days of Design, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​GRAN, Hareskoven, Naturstyrelsen, Denmark 
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Velkommen i skoven, Shapes on Stage, Copenhagen, Denmark
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Wallpaper* Handmade, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
2016    
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Forårsudstillingen—The Spring Exhibition, Kunsthalle Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Denmark
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Curio, Chart Art Fair, Charlottenborg, Denmark 
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Kitchen Street, KADK, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy

2015     Danish Emerging Design, Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design (ICAD), Jakarta,
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Indonesia 
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Don’t run out, HOLDBAR, Galerie Joseph, Paris, France
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​NØW, KADK, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy 
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​I takt til nye toner, Rundkant, Trapholt, Denmark
2014     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Feminine Flat Furniture, Rundkant, Denmark 
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ikke tale, bare snakke, Rundkant, Rundetårn, Denmark 
2013     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Gdynia Design Days, Gdynia, Poland
2012     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Formland UP/Graded, Herning, Denmark

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Private Collections

SELECTED RESIDENCIES, GRANTS, AND AWARDS
2022     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Residency, Danish Arts Workshops, Denmark 
2021     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Work Grant, Danish Arts Foundation, Denmark
2020     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Award, Sølvsmed Kay Bojesen og Hustru Erna Bojesens Mindelegat, Denmark

2019     Honorary Award, The Finn Juhl Prize, Denmark

2018     Talent of the year, Danish Design Awards, Denmark

2018     Project Grant, L.F. Foghts Foundation, Denmark

2017     Project Grant, The Beckett Foundation, Denmark

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