Flemming Bo Hansen


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Flemming Bo Hansen - Designer

”A deadline can be a fantastic source of inspiration, since ideas emerge under pressure. One might call it fortune or divine inspiration. The most important thing of the process is, that the ideas follow their own rules.”

Flemming Bo Hansen is gold smith and designer. He was born in Copenhagen in 1955.

Apprenticeship:

1979 - 1983 Training as gold smith at Georg Jensen, Copenhagen
1983 - 1985 Georg Jensen, New York
1985 - 1986 Georg Jensen, Tokyo
1987 Apprenticeship as silver smith at Allan Scharff, Copenhagen
1987 - 1989 Studies at the Danish University in jewellery and silver smithy
1988 Foundation of a new studio
1993 - 1995 Foundation of a boutique together with the gold smith Vagn Drachmann
1995 - 1997 Teacher at the Denmark Designskole
1991 - 1995 Partner of the "Eleven Danes Design A/S"
1993 – 2001 Member of the direction of the Copenhagen gold smithy (founded in 1429)

Arts society & expositions:

Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen; Musèe des Arts Dècoratifs, Paris; Arts and Crafts Museum, Hamburg 1988; City-Museum Düsseldorf 1989; German gold smithy house, Hanau 1989, Schleswig-Holstein Country Museum 1989; Forum of Technique, German Museum, Munich; Musée des Arts Modernes et des Arts Contemporaines, Nice; Dansk Design Aktuelt, Sophienholm 1995; Dansk design proces og produkt, Dansk Arkitektur Center, Gammel Dok 1995; Efterårsudstillingen, Charlottenborg 1995. Manege, Saint Petersborg 1996. Seks Tableauer, Filosofgangen, Odense 1997; Dansk Design, Museum voor Sierkunst en Vormgeving, Gent Belgium 2000; Dansk Design, Maison de la Culture, Arlon Belgium 2000; Dansk Form - Design vom Nachbarn, Stilwerk, Hamburg, 2000; De Industrielle Ikoner - Design Danmark, Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, 2004.

Museums and collections:

Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum Boymans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; The new collection, Estate Museum for Applied Arts, Munich; The Saint Louis Art Museum; Estate Museums Prussian Culture Heritage Arts and Crafts Museum Berlin; Musée d'Emaillerie et de l'Horlogerie Genéve.

Awards:

The Copenhagen Polytech Arts & Craft Prize (Bronze-Medal) 1987, (Silver-Medal) 1988; Accent Award, New York 1989; iF Design Award Industrial Form, Hannover 1989, 1993; Oscar, le Cadeau et L'Entreprise, Paris 1989; Johannes Krøiers Legat 1989; Sankt Loye Award, Copenhagen Goldsmithsguild 1990; Design Plus, Frankfurt 1991, 1992; Design Inovations '92, Design Centre North Rhine-Westphalia 1992; Statens Kunstfonds arbejdslegat 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996; Nominated for International design prize, Design Centre Stuttgart 1993; Lis Ahlmanns Legat 1993; Statens Kunstfonds scholarship of 3 years 1999; Good Design Award (Japan) 2004.

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