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We share what we love, like and dislike about our cities.  Everything from gallery openings to the best wine bars.
The three of us all have creative backgrounds and like to share our ideas and creative thoughts with each other and by sharing it on Cityscape we hope it can give you some inspiration too!

REYKJAVIK

Björg Gunnarsdóttir

NEW YORK

Helga Jóakimsdóttir

COPENHAGEN

Bryndís Þorsteinsdóttir

Saga Fur - Design center

Saga Fur - Design center

Saga Fur - Design center is located in Denmark, about half an hour from Copenhagen, in the beautiful country side. In my last post I told you about my trip to Denmark to go to an fur seminar, which would be held by Saga fur, at their design center. When I arrived there I got to meet the other 9 participants. They were from China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea.  

 Here we are all together.

Here we are all together.

The Design center was at a lovely 100-year-old place in the Danish country side which used to be owned by a opera singer. We stayed in a really big guest house, that had a huge garden and a lot of big trees and vegetation. The studio and where the teaching would be was in another little house that was just across from the guest house.  

 The guesthouse from the backyard

The guesthouse from the backyard

 The garden 

The garden 

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 The backyard had a pool, but in danish weather it was a bit too cold :) 

The backyard had a pool, but in danish weather it was a bit too cold :) 

 The studio

The studio

 inside the studio

inside the studio

They took a really good care of us at the guest house, and the food was just lovely. 

And of course, the headboard in our rooms was made from fur :D which I thought was really funny and cute.

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We got to see their show room as well as their fur room. They at Saga fur are always trying to find a new way to work with fur, new techniques, a new way of combining fabric with fur, new patterns or even try to combine fur with some new materials. They have around 3000 samples in house that they can send to designers and designers can also come to their studio to get inspiration for their collections. 

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-FUR SAMPLES

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We were taught how to prepare the fur to use, first you have to wet the leather a little bit so you can stretch it out and use as much as you can. Then you fasten it with a stapling gun and let it try out. 

I was kind of surprised how easy it was to cut and sew fur together. I had always imagined that it would be a huge hassle, but with the right knife and the right machine, it was a piece of cake :) The most important thing to remember is to cut from the leather side, and hold the piece a little up from the table so you don't cut all the hairs away. 

 nailing the skin

nailing the skin

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 the fur sewing mashine

the fur sewing mashine

 drying the skin

drying the skin

 the leather knife

the leather knife

Some samples front and back sides

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 inspiration

inspiration

 Bonnie working hard in the studio :) 

Bonnie working hard in the studio :) 

 and me working hard as well in the studio :)))

and me working hard as well in the studio :)))

I had a great time at the Design center, and if you are thinking about taking a seminar in fur, this is something you should definitely check out! I am also very happy of all the new friends I made, they really made the trip as good at it was! :))  

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 And here we all are with our furrier teacher Per. The hand symbol we are doing is a heart as they do in Korea :)) <3 

And here we all are with our furrier teacher Per. The hand symbol we are doing is a heart as they do in Korea :)) <3 

Living with plants

Living with plants

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