The home of Knud Holscher

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Knud Holscher is one of those industrial designers and architects whose designs we surround ourselves with everyday without even knowing it. And it is really not that strange, because you wont find much about him in any of the mayor Danish design books, he is sort of under the radar. Despite, Knud is probably one of the most productive industrial designers we have in Denmark, you cannot walk more than 200 meters in Copenhagen without being a few feet within one of his designs, everything from the bus stops, garbage cans, the pictoform (guidance for the blind build into the ground), the Metro totem sign post and even the parts of the Copenhagen Airport. For the past 20 years he has also designed toilets for Ifö.

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A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to meet Knud in person and to visit his own house just north of Copenhagen, a house he himself designed in 1972. Walking around in the house, you would not believe that the house is more than 40 years old, Knud was extremely ahead of his time. Basically the house is formed by two long outer brick walls connected by floor to ceiling windows in both ends.

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Photos by Theis Bothmann

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