Danish in Milan


Erik Jørgensen will be part of DanishLIVINGroom in Milan. The concept is developed by Lifestyle & Design Cluster together with the Danish Embassy in Rome.


Photo by Tuala Hjarnø

You will find works of Rosa Tolnov Clausen at the exhibition of MINDCRAFT designed and curated by Danish-Italien designduo GamFratesi.


One Collection presents the French chair in Milan. The design was made already in 1956 by Finn Juhl and was named FJ136. The nickname The French Chair is because of the original collaboration with distributor C.W.F France.


DANISH™: Fj 136 designed in 1956

Fj 136 designed in 1956 is also called the French Chair. The chair is available in wool or leather.


Along side the CH22 Carl Hansen & Son also relaunches CH26 usuable as dining chair and also designed by Hans J. Wegner.


Always nice and crafted quality details in the works of Carl Hansen & Son.


CH22 is one of two relaunches designed by Hans J. Wegner made by Carl Hansen & Son. This year the company also releases a collection of rugs designed by Naja Utzon Popov, granddaughter of Danish architect Jørn Utzon.


In less than a week, Milan, the northern Italian metropolis of design and fashion, will be crowded with visitors, exhibitors and designers of many nationalities. Of course, DANISH™ will take part in the Salone del Mobile 2016 to bring you the best of Danish and international design. We are proud to present a small teaser of what you can expect from this year’s ‘must-see’ Danish participants.

As is now traditional, you will find the Danish Arts Foundation’s MINDCRAFT16 initiative in the centre of Milan. Like last year’s successful exhibition, which received a Milano and a German design award, this year’s exhibit is designed and curated by the Danish–Italian design duo GamFratesi. This year’s theme is ‘In my mind’. As mentioned in the international magazine Wallpaper, the exhibit will showcase the latest in Danish craft and design. With 16 different participants, including Cecilie Manz, Ole Jensen, Rosa Tolnov Clausen and Øivind Alexander Slaatto, the exhibition’s projects are expected to be as impressive as last year’s projects.

Another Danish cluster project has been arranged through an initiative of the Danish Embassy of Rome in collaboration with 10 other companies within the design and furniture business. When the Salone del Milano doors open, visitors will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of Denmark in one place: the Danish LIVINGroom.

‘The idea behind a co-created stand is to provide opportunities for Danish companies to meet international architects, buyers and journalists and to look at business development possibilities’, says Betina Simonsen, Director of Lifestyle & Design Cluster, which is cooperating with the Danish Embassy on the concept again this year.

You should not hesitate to visit the other stand-alone exhibitors, such as OneCollection, which is releasing the French chair by Finn Juhl this year. Other interesting brands include Mater, Carl Hansen & Son and Karakter. This year, all these brands are cooperating with external designers to explore new ways of doing business that complement their original design traditions.


Companies mentioned in this article

The goal of DANISH™ is to promote Danish architecture and design in a broad perspective, and demonstrate all the potentials in these fields.

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