Countdown to the Danish Design Award: Young Talent

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Jenny Hirvonen's project.

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Jenny Hirvonen's project.

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Jenny Hirvonen's project.

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Sofie Holm Larsen's project.

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Sofie Holm Larsen's project.

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Sofie Holm Larsen's project.

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The 'Chemo to go, please!' project.

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The 'Chemo to go, please!' project.

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The 'Chemo to go, please!' project.

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Emilie Dissing Wiehe's project.

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Emilie Dissing Wiehe's project.

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Emilie Dissing Wiehe's project.

Published
09.05.2017

On our countdown journey towards the second half of the Danish Design Award 2017, we bring you a brief overview of the finalists in the Young Talent category: all sparkling talents keen to make a difference with their designs.

 

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Jenny Hirvonen

Formerly involved with both the Danish designer Henrik Vibskov and the Finnish L-Fashion Group Oy, Danish-Finnish recent Master’s graduate and designer Jenny Hirvonen is already a rising star on the fashion scene. Her MA Collection from Design School Kolding in Denmark is a collection of women’s wear inspired by the moment of waking up, and the transformation between private and public space.

The jury says…
“A dreamy, poetic and performative collection. That was what fashion designer Jenny Hirvonen presented at her graduation from Design School Kolding. Her style is not contrived, but intuitive and dynamic. Jenny Hirvonen often works in silk and soft cotton knitwear, and her clothing design has a textural quality with a direct sensory appeal.”

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Sofie Holm Larsen

Passionate about design with an impact, Sofie Holm Larsen engages in design with a story to tell and has in mind an audience to address, involve and engage with. Working with graphic design, design research and illustration, the young designer draws, photographs, develops concepts, interviews, writes and paints. Graduated in 2016 from Visual Communication at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Holm Larsen enjoys the diversity of the design field, while experimenting, collaborating and gaining new insights. In a short graphic and illustrative animation, her graduation project addresses the barriers against helping others, such as modesty, anxiety of doing something wrong and doubt.

The jury says…
“Design that matters. That is the key for Sofie Holm Larsen, whose graduation project from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts was an animation film visualising the instructions for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The film conveys its message in an engaging, at once matter-of-fact and poetic, universe that manages to appeal to both hearts and minds by simple means.”

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Rie Maktabi, Isabel Aagaard, Melanie Povlitzki and Xenia Geller

Composed of graduates from the School of Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2016, this design team has shone a new focus on the way of treating cancer patients with chemo. Demonstrating an effective design approach for solving healthcare challenges is one of the cornerstones of their collaboration, when Maktabi, Aagaard, Povlitzki and Geller sat down and developed and produced their graduation project.

The jury says…
“The young design team behind the project “Chemo to go, please!” has demonstrated their ability to exploit the potential of co-design and healthcare innovation. Their “Chemo to go, please!” concept, with its specially designed bag for liquid chemo drugs, was developed as a student project at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. The project exemplifies how a design approach can make a positive contribution to healthcare development for the benefit of the patients.”

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Emilie Dissing Wiehe

The fresh designer Emilie Dissing Wiehe works in the fields of products, furniture and textile design, frequently combining all three disciplines in her designs. Having a special interest in making objects that will stimulate our senses and create sensory experiences in our everyday lives, Dissing Wiehe graduated in 2015 with a project focusing on the treatment of dementia patients, including the design of three specially designed products aiming to improve the quality of life for people with dementia.

The jury says…
“Emilie Dissing Wiehe’s interest in dementia arose when her grandfather was diagnosed with the disease. This led to her developing three specially designed products aimed at improving the quality of life for people with dementia, which were part of her graduation project from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. The project illustrates that design can also drive welfare innovation by supporting the development of carefully thought-out and beautiful products focused on the user’s needs and situation.”