Instant Icon

In 2014, we had a wild idea to design and produce a 14-foot chandelier constructed with our flagship Louis Ghost Chairs to celebrate and commemorate our one-year anniversary. (Read more about that installation in a previous blog post!)

Fast-forward three years later and we were honored to have our piece reproduced at the ‘Instant Icon’ exhibition across the globe at the Trapholt Museum of Art in Kolding, Denmark as well as excited to attend the opening night gala. 

Attendees at the opening night gala.

Attendees at the opening night gala.

2014 Louis Ghost Chair Chandelier, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Photo by Muse Agenci

2014 Louis Ghost Chair Chandelier, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Photo by Muse Agenci

2016 Louis Ghost Chair Chandelier, Kolding, Denmark

2016 Louis Ghost Chair Chandelier, Kolding, Denmark

And, unlike our original chandelier which only lasted for less than 24-hours, this installation will be on display for several months alongside other great pieces from November 2016 to August 2017.

The Instant Icon exhibition, conceptualized and curated by Rosita Satell, is described to:

"examine whether there is a pattern for how the furniture is exposed, staged and disseminated. It is as if not only the dissemination of the furniture, but also something inherent in each piece of furniture that lead to dissemination. The furniture in this exhibition have something in themselves that are particularly media-friendly, which makes them especially suitable in the media. One can say that they are 'media annoyance'. They are almost born as an icon - as an Instant Icon."

Video by Trapholt


The overall exhibit not only visually intrigues guests with the creative installations, but also encourages them to touch, feel, and interact with each of the iconic chairs. Check out just a few of the installations below.

Panton Chair Wheel - originally shown by Vitra for Milan Design Week, 2016

Panton Chair Wheel - originally shown by Vitra for Milan Design Week, 2016

The 7 Chair Installation - originally shown at the Fritz Hansen Showroom, Milan, 2015

The 7 Chair Installation - originally shown at the Fritz Hansen Showroom, Milan, 2015

Exploded Eames Lounge Chair - created by Vincent Faust (USA), 2006

Exploded Eames Lounge Chair - created by Vincent Faust (USA), 2006

Roots of Vegetal - created by Florian Pucher (AT), 2012 

Roots of Vegetal - created by Florian Pucher (AT), 2012 

'Instant Icon' curator, Rosita Satell and Abner Aquino of CURATE featuring The Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen

'Instant Icon' curator, Rosita Satell and Abner Aquino of CURATE featuring The Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen

Mahalo to the entire Trapholt team for including our Ghost Chair Chandelier installation in your exhibition and for your warm hospitality! 


About Trapholt

Founded in 1988, the Trapholt Museum of Modern Art and Design has the largest chair-collection in Denmark with more than 500 chairs from the 20th century to present day. It also houses an impressive collection of exhibits including:

  • The Arne Jacobsen’s Cube flex summerhouse
  • A large collection of Danish furniture design
  • Modern Danish visual art and sculpture
  • A permanent Richard Mortensen exhibition
  • Ceramics, textiles and product designs and
  • The sculpture park, with works by Danish contemporary artists