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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.


b. 1984, Denmark

2014 - 2017   MA, Furniture Design, Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 - 2014   BA, Furniture Design, Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012              Exchange Program, Furniture Design, Rhode Island School of Design,
                      Providence, RI, USA
2011              Summer Program, Furniture Design in Scandinavia, DIS, Copenhagen,
2009 - 2010   Borups Højskole, Design Foundation School, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

2022     Matter at Hand, Hostler Burrows, Los Angeles, CA, USA
             Digital Edition 2022, The Mindcraft Project, Copenhagen, Denmark
2021     ​​​​​​​Matter at Hand, Hostler Burrows, New York, NY, USA
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, Kunsthalle Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Curio, Chart Art Fair, Charlottenborg, Denmark 
             ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Kitchen Street, KADK, Salone del Mobile, 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 Mobil, 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


Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Private Collections

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
             Project Grant, L.F. Foghts Foundation, Denmark
2017     ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Project Grant, The Beckett Foundation, Denmark

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