STOL, the chair project is reviving traditional crafts for local development.

Nov 23, 2021

Central Denmark region.

Participatory governance of cultural heritage

 

 

The peninsula of Salling was once the manufacturing site of 80% of the Danish-produced furniture and hosted around 70 furniture factories. Today, only 14 factories are left in the region. The rural area of Salling now faces rapid depopulation and young people struggle to find employment opportunities.

By reviving the local tradition of chair production and using the existing infrastructure (furniture factories), the STOL (chair) project created a sustainable platform for crafts and design which creates new jobs and brings life into the area. The project also creates a meeting place for all ages, contributing to community building and participation.

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