Danish graphic designer, Kasper Pyndt Rasmussen received his MA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Design. Having previously worked for design studios such as NR2154 and Studio Moniker, he decided to further advance his career as an independent graphic designer, looking for new challenges and collaborations. Kasper is currently living and working in Copenhagen.
Presented project, titled “Do We Need Masters?” is a work commissioned by Tønder Museum to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Danish designer, Hans Wegner. Kasper created a book, with its design stripped right down to the basic, letting simplicity dominate over it, while subtly posing and highlighting the question, equivalent to the title.
“Looking through articles about the work of Wegner, all I found was praise – a certain sense of awe still seemed to surround him. This notion is somewhat foreign in contemporary culture, where questioning, re-appropriating and a critical mindset have become commonplace. Taking on these virtues, I utilized a number of Wegner’s chairs to form an alphabet, removing their original function and redefining their use – a dysfunctional approach,” the designer disclosed.
The volume, enriched by cleverly designed typeface imitating the chairs created by Hans Wegner, not only discusses the life work of Danish furniture design legend, it also searches for his role in design discourse in the present.