Salto&Sigsgaard, Secretariat table and chairs for the restored Trusteeship Council Chamber in the UN
When the restored UN Headquarter opens in New York next year, it will be with a new Danish touch. Designers Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard have designed new furniture for the Trusteeship Council Chamber, created by legendary Danish designer and architect Finn Juhl.
On June 12th, designers Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard will speak at North America’s largest contract furnishings trade show and conference “NeoCon” in Chicago. At the conference, the designers will discuss the re-imagination of the Trusteeship Council Chamber in a panel with designer, professor and AIA fellow Mary Burke and project adviser for the UN restoration, Anthony Cohen from EYP Architects.
The Juhl LegacyThe Trusteeship Council Chamber in the UN Headquarter is one of Finn Juhl's major works and has been one of the most used chambers in the UN for decades. The Chamber will undergo a complete restoration and Salto&Sigsgaard, who won a design competition to design new furniture for the chamber, will provide new chairs and tables for the chamber.
Salto&Sigsgaard’s innovative designs experiment within the renowned Danish furniture tradition, while still respecting the legacy of one of its greatest masters, Finn Juhl, whose centennial is being celebrated this year. The designs are currently being produced by the design manufacturer OneCollection and will be installed in the Chamber in late 2012.
Re-Imagining the United NationsAt the NeoCon conference in Chicago, listeners will be drawn into the world of re-imagining classic design. Salto&Sigsgaard will present their innovative work and elaborate on what has to be done in order to strike a balance between the past and the future.
NeoCon is North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, providing over 40,000 architecture and design professionals with more than 120 CEU-accredited seminars and association forums, top-notch keynote speakers, catering to both the commercial and residential furnishing sector.
The seminar “Re-Imagining the United Nations: Finn Juhl’s Trusteeship Chamber” takes place Tuesday, June 12 from 11am-noon on Neocon World Trade Fair, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, IL, Chicago.
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