Our collaboration with renowned artist Danh Vo traces its origins to 2018 when we produced together his retrospective Take My Breath Away, the most comprehensive overview of his artistic practice on display at Denmark’s National Gallery (SMK).
Consequently, as a longtime admirer of Nanna Ditzel, Danh Vo has, in collaboration with Kvadrat, delved into our textile archives, investigating the prominent designer´s work. This collaboration laid the groundwork for our 2019 collaboration, where we introduced Sisu, an exploration on n Danh´s curiosity about how textiles shape the experience of furniture.
A Danish citizen who was born in Vietnam in 1975, Vo is a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the Städelschule in Frankfurt. He has received the Hugo Boss Prize international art award and has presented solo shows worldwide. Recent examples include La Bourse de Commerce, Paris (2023); Secession, Vienna (2021); National Gallery of Osaka, Japan (2020); South London Gallery, London (2019); M+, Hong Kong (2018); CAPC, Bordeaux (2018); the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2018); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2015-16); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2015) and Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2014). In 2015 he represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale.