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A world-class limited edition leather goods and Vibskov and Trentemøller joins Copenhagen Art Week performance

Plus: Striving to become the world’s first climate-positive festival and Vincent Peters joins Fotografiska with Light Within exhibition.

A world-class limited edition leather goods

High-end menswear store GOODS have teamed up with fine leather craftsmen from Dahlman for an exclusive collection of limited edition leather goods.

The leather for the collaboration comes from legendary Swedish tannery Tärnsjö, located north of Stockholm. Tärnsjö has existed since 1873 and uses skins sourced from local farms. Their leather is vegetable-tanned with traditional methods — using only natural tannic acids — found in bark, leaves, and fruits. There are no harmful chemical remnants in the leather, which makes for a better product both for people and for the planet. Their leather has a high durability and will age gracefully; developing a beautiful patina the more the product is in use and the older it gets.

— It makes good sense for us to work with Dahlman, who has been located in Copenhagen for centuries and who is very much rooted in the tradition of Danish design, says Kasper Hostrup, founder and owner of GOODS. It also gives us the opportunity to realise some ambitions and wishes which we had regarding specific measurements and quality; these are specifics which we have not been able to find at any other supplier. I look forward to seeing the results of our joint venture in 10 to 15 years, when wear and tear has given the products a lovely patina. I own a vintage belt from Tärnsjö, so I know how gracefully items which bear their badge of quality ages.

— It is a pleasure working with GOODS, who have the same passion for quality and craftsmanship as we do. It has also been a nice opportunity for us to re-establish our relationship with Tärnsjö, who used to deliver leather to Dahlman for saddle making and harness in the past. I feel that this collaboration carries on the proud Nordic tradition of design and craftsmanship, which we are known for internationally, says Jeppe Dencker, co-owner of Dahlman.

The collection will be exclusively available at GOODS (Østerbrogade 44, Copenhagen) and in their online shop. &

Henrik Vibskov and Trentemøller join Copenhagen Art Week performance

In connection with Art Week Copenhagen and his critically acclaimed exhibition When the unknown becomes familiar at Nikolaj Kunsthal (February 7 – June 9th), Swedish, New York-based artist Andreas Emenius invites to a special performance. He merges fine art and contemporary culture effortlessly and the special performance is an improvised soundtrack by previous collaborators, designer Henrik Vibskov and musician and producer,
Trentemøller. The event is supported by The Danish Art Foundation and the performance takes place tomorrow, Saturday. Doors open 8.30 – 11 pm, performance 9 pm – 9.30 pm. Free tickets available via Billetto. Address: Nikolaj Plads 10, Copenhagen.

Vincent Peters — Light Within

Vincent Peters moved to New York aged 20, beginning his career as a fashion photographer in 1999 with the same agent as Giovanni Testino. Within a year, he was photographing international advertising campaigns for brands such as Miu Miu, Yves Saint Laurent, and Bottega Veneta. This list has grown over the years, with Peters working for major fashion houses such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Emporio Armani, L’Oréal, Lancôme, Nike, Levi’s and countless others. His photographs have been published in several international magazines, including Vogue, Arena, GQ, The Face, Glamour and The Sunday Times.

The men and women captured by him often have two things in common: they are famous for reasons which make them familiar faces to most of us. And they act as a canvas on which we, as viewers, paint a picture which says more about us and modern times than it does about them.

His new exhibition Light Within at Fotografiska in Stockholm, opening today, showcases some 40 set pieces of shadow and light.

— Every time I see a photo I’ve taken, I also see myself and the choices I made in creating that particular image. With the help of the camera, the subconscious is moved one step closer to the conscious, and this applies equally well to the viewer, he says.

— One of the most important aspects of Vincent Peters’ work is the light, or absence of light, explains Jessica Jarl, Exhibition Producer Fotografiska International. The way in which he uses light and shadow plays a central role, with Peters able to choose what is revealed and what is concealed. Using an analogue camera, he captures his subjects with
a finesse resulting in intimate, beautiful and sensual portraits, the gestures and poses often borrowed from romantic Hollywood films of the 1950s and 60s.

Striving to become the world’s first climate-positive festival

This weekend, house and techno festival Department takes place in Copenhagen and Stockholm. And besides putting on a festival with some of the world’s finest artists and DJ’s within electronic music they now set a new standard for others to follow. Together with ZeroMission, the festival will be analyzing its carbon footprint according to the standard ISO 14067:2018 and will not only climate compensate it to 100% but with 110% to become climate positive.

Department has since its inception worked for a 50-50 gender splint booking policy as well as only serving vegan food on the festival. Now it’s time to take the next step.

— We want to be responsible for the entire festival’s climate impact, including our visitors’ journeys and create a net-positive climate footprint, explains Festival Manager Karl Törnros. With this initiative and with the help of ZeroMission, we create a working model for events that involve analyzing, minimizing and carbon offsetting all emissions that we have not managed to avoid. We also hope that other festivals and companies can start the same venture. I also believe that our audience wants to be involved and contribute, concludes Karl Törnros.

Department Copenhagen takes place in Studio 2 in the DR Concert Hall tonight while Department Stockholm is located in the city’s meatpacking district.

– We do believe that it’s possible to enjoy good music locally instead of traveling globally to experience more or less the same thing, says Calle Dernulf. Therefore, we make it easier for our friends in the area around Malmö and Copenhagen by presenting Department Copenhagen and thus reducing the need for them to travel to Department Stockholm on May 25th. Traveling from Malmö and Copenhagen in previous years has been our greatest single environmental impact.

Today, there is no independent standard that describes how a festival becomes climate-positive. However, there are standards that regulate the concept of climate neutral. Department has chosen to follow the PAS 2060: 2014 specification to become climate neutral, which means that the festival must document how the emissions are calculated in all steps leading up to the festival. Everything from serving food and building a stage, to the visitors’ trips and the artists’ accommodation. All emissions that are over 1% of the festival’s total climate footprint are included and calculated from a life cycle perspective.

– What makes Departments ambition unique in the branch is primarily the comprehensive climate analysis that is done according to an independent standard. The analysis shows where resources should be directed to avoid or minimize climate impact and also provides a solid foundation to stand in the statement of being climate positive. Now we hope that more follows and create climate positive events, says Johanna Grant, Climate Strategist at ZeroMission.

Department will climate-compensate in the Plan Vivo certified project Bujang Raba, located in Sumatra, Indonesia, where tropical rainforest is threatened by deforestation due to high demand for palm oil.

The path to becoming climate-positive is a transparent process that can be followed online.

Dahlman x Goods, Vincent Peters at Fotografiska Andreas Emenius exhibition in Copenhagen.