• WORTH PROJECT

    WORTH PROJECT -  Overgaard & Dyrman x Dagmar Kestner // An interdisciplinary collaboration in between the furniture company Overgaard & Dyrman (DK) and Dagmar Kestner / This design collaboration pairs Dagmar Kestners signature handcrafting techniques with O&D's technologically refined approach in furniture making and traditional craftsmanship. Their collaborative furniture piece incorporates sculpturally hand-braided elements in combination with a clean and modern steel structure made by technological means. By combining handcraft with traditional leather craftsmanship and modern technology, they found unique ways in over-crossing the different methods, fields and expressions. In addition to this, the project also managed to rethink the material supply of the product in terms of sustainability and economy, as it tackles to exploit the given material resources to the maximum, without compromising on the quality of the outcome. Overgaard & Dyrman and Dagmar Kestner are currently working on the design of a piece of furniture, that has the potential to become a new furniture classic.
  • PRISCA VILSBOL x DK

    LIBRAMEN FORMA - winner of the 2nd prize of the  'Aubusson Tisse la Mode' competition 2015 //   A collaborative project between Prisca Vilsbøl and Dagmar Kestner about combining the worlds of fashion and tapestry. We approached this task by looking for tapestry techniques that allow for flexibility and shape in an otherwise rather weighty and flat medium. We countered this paradox by working with 'cracks' in the weave, where the warp threads become apparent, and give flexibility between the woven 'panels'. / These 'cracks' are carefully positioned on the tapestry in expectation of the body which will fill it, and fall into place when the garment is assembled. / The same idea is applied to the concept of 'trompe l'oeil' drapes. The motif is calculated and positioned to fit the final shape. While the draped imagery seems random in the flat tapestry, it comes to life and sense when the body comes into play. Panels intersect, and the illusionary folds and pleats suddenly match, creating a fluid silhouette even where neither the material nor the construction allow it. / The relation between drape as a classic method of pattern construction, and drape as a traditional imagery element of ancient tapestry, allowed us to take both worlds into joint consideration, and carry the same concept throughout each layer of the process. // More about it here Cité internationale de la tapisserie de Aubusson
  • INTO SMITHEREENS PT 1

    Into Smithereens is a collection of eight sculptural leather garments, body-pieces and accessories that focus on developing the decorative technique of Cavandoli Macramé into a constructivist method. The result manifests itself in a series of daring shapes and hybrid solutions in between pattern-cutting and three-dimensional knotting // The creative conception of each set is based on "Transfigurations", a photographic series by model Vera von Lehndorff ("Veruschka") & photographer Holger Trülzsch and inspired by a Susan Sontag quote on their collaborative body of work. Shapes and silhouettes are formed by the interplay of movement in between body and dress, creating architectural shapes and almost topographical heights & depths. The incorporated, spatial constructions offer features for suspending and merging arms and hair into the garments, allowing body and garment to intertwine. / Photography: Crystin Moritz / MakeUp&Hair: Daniela Koller / Model: Mia Omyalieva (Premiere)
  • INTO SMITHEREENS PT 2

    Furthermore the collection is conceptualising the connection in between garments, accessory and body and suggests an alternative way to the use of leather. All garments are carefully crafted, each leather band cut separately and every knot hand-tied. / I also took inspiration from traditional folkloristic garments from my birthplace Romania and the artisanal context they are produced in. This can be seen in the use of material, choice of technique, as well as the design of the garments. / "Into Smithereens" may also show, that historic crafts or the common use of the material leather can still be explored in unforseen ways. By picking up on traditional approaches and combining loose ends in unusual ways, new solutions can be created, that go beyond previous references. / Photography: Mikkel Bo / This collection was kindly sponsored by Bodin Joyeux.
  • MUUSE x DK

    PROXIMITY CORDAGE (AW14) is a collaborative collection in between the Fashion Company MUUSE and Dagmar Kestner // This collaboration concluded in a small collection of intriguingly built accessories made from leather. The pieces are inspired by an intersection of Kayan Lahwi women (Burma) tribal body-art that are radically manipulating their body through the accessories worn and the Sci-fi aesthetic of the Swiss surrealist artist Hansruedi Giger. / All campaign images by MUUSE.com , Photography: Frederik Lindstrøm / Photography (headpiece): Anders Hybel Bräuner. More here.
  • 989 JEWELRY COLLECTION

    989 by DK is a curated collection of preciously handcrafted designs, produced in exclusive limited editions. // 989 is honouring the human dedication to workmanship. 989 combines handcraft & artisan design with the benefits of industrial fabrication means. / Each of the precisely worked pieces is made from industrial leather off-cuts of superior and it is our goal to create desirable pieces from discarded, yet precious materials. / These playful pieces can be worn in various ways: joined or disassembled and new colours can be collected and combined throughout the collections. / The creative business concept behind 989 by DK won in 2013 the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprises (Fashion category). / Photography: Hans H. Bærholm / MakeUp & Hair: Louise Bruun / Model: Sophie Dupont
  • 989 JEWELRY PRODUCTS

    989 by DK is a curated collection of preciously handcrafted designs, produced in exclusive limited editions. // 989 is honouring the human dedication to workmanship. 989 combines handcraft & artisan design with the benefits of industrial fabrication means. / Each of the precisely worked pieces is made from industrial leather off-cuts of superior and it is our goal to create desirable pieces from discarded, yet precious materials. / These playful pieces can be worn in various ways: joined or disassembled and new colours can be collected and combined throughout the collections. / The creative business concept behind 989 by DK won in 2013 the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprises (Fashion category). / Photography: Hans H. Bærholm / MakeUp & Hair: Louise Bruun / Model: Sophie Dupont
  • ABOUT 989

    989 by DK is a curated collection of preciously handcrafted designs, produced in exclusive limited editions. // 989 is honouring the human dedication to workmanship. 989 combines handcraft & artisan design with the benefits of industrial fabrication means. / Each of the precisely worked pieces is made from industrial leather off-cuts of superior and it is our goal to create desirable pieces from discarded, yet precious materials. / These playful pieces can be worn in various ways: joined or disassembled and new colours can be collected and combined throughout the collections. / The creative business concept behind 989 by DK won in 2013 the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprises (Fashion category). / Photography: Hans H. Bærholm / MakeUp & Hair: Louise Bruun / Model: Sophie Dupont
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    You can purchase our collections in selected stores and through their webshops.

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