Top 10 most-read design articles of 2015

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Photo by Jonas Bjerre Poulsen

The single most-clicked article of 2015 in the design category was ‘Five Danish designers to watch’. In this article, we set out to find five upcoming Danish designers to watch in the future. Read about FEM, Anour, Made by Michael, Frederik Werner and Roon & Rahn in this forecast of great designers.

02

We got behind the screens of a Gubi flagship store in Copenhagen, the interior of which Caroline Ost and Jacob Gubi had designed. Get a glimpse of the ‘Gubi feeling’ and see pictures from the 460-square-metre store where the Danish furniture brand resides.

03

Photo by Bang & Olufsen

The third most popular article of 2015 in the design category was an interview with the Head of Brand, Design and Marketing from the Danish audio and television manufacturer Bang & Olufsen. We asked Marie Kristine Schmidt about the challenge of keeping a 90-year old brand alive and relevant as the creator of high-end, finely designed hi-fi solutions.

04

We went behind the making of the Form collection of chairs and tables designed by Dane Simon Legald for the Danish design company Normann Copenhagen. Learn how Simon Legald uses detailing to emphasise his designs, when we talk with the designer about his new furniture concept.

05

Photo by Carl Hansen & Søn

As the fifth most-read article, this focused on our exhibition entitled ‘Re-Framing Danish Design’ and our collaboration with Dutch magazine Frame. The exhibition presented two international designers, both of whom reinterpreted ten Danish furniture pieces.

06

Photo by Joachim Rosendahl Nygaard

The success of Danish design is discussed in the entry "Why is Danish design so successful?" by Danish editor and content curator Marie-Louise Munter. The guest author explains why Danish design excels, in terms of everything from design thinking to traditional design. Munter links the former glory of Danish design with the new wave of success.

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Photo by We Do Wood

In the seventh most-read design article of 2015, which is actually a video, we visited We Do Wood in their workshop in Copenhagen. You can get a glimpse behind the scenes and hear all about the famous Lilly Chair as well as some brand new products. The video is a unique insight into the design process and craftsmanship that goes into the making of a We Do Wood product.

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Photo by Nicki van Roon

The eight most popular design article is an interview with Danish design duo Roon & Rahn.

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Guest columnist Morten Grøn, who is CEO of the Design Denmark association, elaborated on the core substance of Danish design and sought to grasp the full scope of the Danish design legacy. Grøn is sure that Danish design will see another golden era, as we witnessed in the 1950s and 1960s.

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The article 'Turn up the volume' presents one of the products of the Danish/Italian design duo GamFratesi – a lamp designed for Danish lighting manufacturer Lightyears. It is inspired by the volume button on stereo amplifiers of the 1980s. We got hold of their drawings so that you could get a glimpse into their design process.

Published
28.12.2015

1. Five Danish designers to watch

The single most-clicked article of 2015 in the design category was ‘Five Danish designers to watch’. In this article, we set out to find five upcoming Danish designers to watch in the future. Read about FEM, Anour, Made by Michael, Frederik Werner and Roon & Rahn in this forecast of great designers.

2. Behind the screens of the new Gubi store

We got behind the screens of a Gubi flagship store in Copenhagen, the interior of which Caroline Ost and Jacob Gubi had designed. Get a glimpse of the ‘Gubi feeling’ and see pictures from the 460-square-metre store where the Danish furniture brand resides.

3. Q&A with Bang & Olufsen’s Head of Brand, Design and Marketing

The third most popular article of 2015 in the design category was an interview with the Head of Brand, Design and Marketing from the Danish audio and television manufacturer Bang & Olufsen. We asked Marie Kristine Schmidt about the challenge of keeping a 90-year old brand alive and relevant as the creator of high-end, finely designed hi-fi solutions.

4. Behind the making of Form by Simon Legald

In this article, we went behind the making of the Form collection of chairs and tables designed by Dane Simon Legald for the Danish design company Normann Copenhagen. Learn how Simon Legald uses detailing to emphasise his designs, when we talk with the designer about his new furniture concept.

5. Re-Framing Danish Design by Frame and DANISH™

As the fifth most-read article, this focused on our exhibition entitled ‘Re-Framing Danish Design’ and our collaboration with Dutch magazine Frame. The exhibition presented two international designers, both of whom reinterpreted ten Danish furniture pieces.

6. Why is Danish design so successful?

The success of Danish design is discussed in this entry by Danish editor and content curator Marie-Louise Munter. The guest author explains why Danish design excels, in terms of everything from design thinking to traditional design. Munter links the former glory of Danish design with the new wave of success.

7. Behind the scenes of We Do Wood

In the seventh most-read design article of 2015, which is actually a video, we visited We Do Wood in their workshop in Copenhagen. Here, you can get a glimpse behind the scenes and hear all about the famous Lilly Chair as well as some brand new products. The video is a unique insight into the design process and craftsmanship that goes into the making of a We Do Wood product.

8. “Our apartment is one big prototype”

So said our interviewee, half of the Danish design duo Roon & Rahn, Mr René Hansen, about their approach to design, their products and how they met each other in the world of design. He explained that they spent a huge amount of time perfecting their designs, while at the same time seeking opportunities to use their designs to fulfil needs.

9. The core substance of design in transformation

Guest columnist Morten Grøn, who is CEO of the Design Denmark association, elaborated on the core substance of Danish design and sought to grasp the full scope of the Danish design legacy. Grøn is sure that Danish design will see another golden era, as we witnessed in the 1950s and 1960s.

10. Turn up the volume

This article presents one of the products of the Danish/Italian design duo GamFratesi – a lamp designed for Danish lighting manufacturer Lightyears. It is inspired by the volume button on stereo amplifiers of the 1980s. We got hold of their drawings so that you could get a glimpse into their design process.