Erling Christoffersen 170453

Architect, designer and professor Erling Christoffersen created in 1989 the “Studio 134” together with fellow architects Bjoerli Lundin and Flemming Steen Jensen. The three designers were passionated about interior design, furniture and graphic design, and in 2002, Erling Christoffersen opened his own agency while teaching at the Design School of Denmark and in other different universities (Victoria, Melbourne and Oregon universities).
Erling Christoffersen’s double training as an architect and as a cabinet-maker allows him to explore the intrinsic qualities of wood. The designer is particularly interested in laminated wood with which he experiments in various chairs such as the Nomad Chair from 2003 and the Flugtstol from 2004.

Born April 17th, 1953


1974 – Diploma as a cabinetmaker
1979 – Graduated from School of Applied Art, Copenhagen.
1982 – Graduated from Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The School of Architecture, Dept. of Interior and Furniture Design, Copenhagen.


1979 – Established own office.
1979 – Member of the exhibition group ”SE”
1983 – Co-founder of the exhibition group ”Møbelgruppen af 1983”.
1986 – Established Ibra Møbeldesign for production and sale of own furniture
1986 – 1989 Professor at School of Architecture, Dept. of Interior and Furniture Design.
1989 – 2002 Established the studio ”Design 134” with architects Bjørli Lundin and Flemming Steen Jensen.
Field of work: Exhibition design, interior design, furniture design, lamp design and graphic design.
1989 – 2005 – Professor at ”Danmarks Designskole”, Copenhagen
1998 – Now – Denmark’s International Study Programme, DIS: “Scandinavian Furniture Design”. A 9-credit summer programme for students from mainly American universities.
2006 – Design workshop with Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico-Copenhagen
2002 – Left the studio “Design 134” and re-established own furniture design office.
2002, 2005 and 2009 – Teaching workshops and master classes in furniture design at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.
2005 – Visiting professor at University of Oregon


1978 – Medal of Arts and Crafts, bronze
1979 – ”Furniture Prize”, scholarship for studies at Fritz Hansen
1986 – Prize from “Statens Kunstfond”, the Art Foundation of Denmark
1986 – ”Hofjuveler Michelsens Jubilæumslegat”
1986 – 1. Prize at World Craft Council Biennial in Bratislava
1986 – “Johannes Hansens Legat”
2002, 2005 and 2009 – ISSI Fellowship at Victoria University, Melbourne


1979 – Now – Annual furniture exhibitions at ”Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling” (SE).
1983 – 1989 – Annual exhibitions at ”Møbelgruppen af 1983”
1985 – Summer Exhibition of arts and crafts at Marienlyst Castle
1985 – The exhibition « De Danske » in Stockholm
1986 – Separate exhibition at The Museum of Applied Art
1986 – Exhibition « WCC-Biennial » in Bratislava
1989 – Gallerie Binnen, Amsterdam
2002 – Melbourne Museum
2002 – ”Walk the Plank” at Museum of Applied Art in Copenhagen and in Paris and Tokyo
2002 – “Derfor”, Because – censored exhibition of crafts at “Paustian”, Copenhagen
2004 – Arts and Crafts Biennial at Trapholt Museum
2004 – The “Haute Couture of Furniture” at Danish Design Centre
2006 – Park furniture in Frederiksberg Have
2007 – Design and Art Exhibition in Hobro
2008 – “Fifty/fifty” exhibition of furniture in “Round Tower” in Copenhagen
2009 – Exhibtion at “Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek” in Copenhagen
2010 – Exhibition at Ordrupgaard: “White out”
2012 – Exhibition at Thorvaldsens Museum

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