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A Sense of Spatial Design

Designing furniture for production and unique exhibitions are often seen as two very different things, but for Troels Grum-Schwensen it’s all about space, architecture and context

Why the Fashion Industry Loves ege Carpets

Carpets play an increasing role in creating the right look for the fashion industry. Danish Ege Carpets is among the world’s greatest manufactures and they are widely used in the fashion world. This is due to their eco-friendliness and their dedication to complete customization.

The Future of the Architect

What is the role of the architect today? How does it differ from that of the past and what lessons can we learn from the past? These are questions that JUUL | FROST Architects reflect upon in their newly released book Lifting the Gaze. This is their take on what may be required of architects in the future

Long Live Tapestry

Heidi Zilmer does what very few people in the world do – she handcrafts tapestries, creating unique designs for the wall by hand. Using old techniques, she develops and creates stunning art that is custom-made for every client.

To the Limit of Wood Veneer - and Beyond

Hans Sandgren Jakobsen set out to design a chair to support the human body as best as possible. The result is Daisy, a chair that uses the complex material 3D-Veneer. Here is how Daisy pressed veneer to its absolute limit.

Preserving the Legacy of Finn Juhl

As a major contributor to the genesis of the Danish Modern era of furniture design, the Danish architect Finn Juhl was one of the most prominent designers of his time. This article features an interview with Henrik Sørensen, co-owner of Onecollection, who has been entrusted in bringing Juhl’s iconic creations back to life.

Reflecting a Coastal Heritage

Every year, the Danish design company Bruunmunch choses a new exclusive location to shoot product photos for their current and upcoming collections. This year, the annual shoot was held at a Danish national landmark, the newly BIG-redesigned art museum, Tirpitz.

Designers by chance

Working as a designer does not always come from being educated as a designer. Mere necessity or a brilliant idea combined with the needs of the users can be the fundament of a new design company. DANISH™ dove into the background of four successful Danish design brands.

Five Designers to Watch

Based on their use of classic materials such as oak and plywood to minimalistic stainless steel, here is the DANISH™ take on which five designers to keep an eye on right now.

A Limited Amount of Sunbeams

Danish design company Sibast Furniture is collaborating with Danish artist and world-known former musician Kasper Eistrup on a colourful piece of art. The work, called Sibast Sunrise No 8, is a new limited edition of the popular Sibast No 8 chair that comes individually numbered.

The Secret Behind the Picture-Perfect Picture

To you, it might just be an architectural picture, but to others it’s an artwork. Meet Kirstine Mengel, bronze winner at this year’s Le Prix de la Photographie, new member of DANISH™ and one of the photographers who makes the magic happen in her photos of the finest Danish designs.

Creating Synergy Between the Arts and Business

CultureWorks, M2 Group, Aarhus Filmby and AARSON have established an ambitious cross-breed of corporate conferences and creative festivals. It’s a new Nordic platform, where artists and businesspeople can come to be inspired – They call it this.

OEO Studio and the Reason for Being

The path of OEO Studio is clear. They’ve always had the habit of pinning down their dreams and goals – and nothing is too big nor too small. Founder Thomas Lykke has lately been joking with the thought of designing a super-sonic airplane, as he says; “That would be fun – so far we’ve succeeded in fulfilling our dreams, so why not!”.

When Design Creates Room for Art

The Danish design group Salto & Sigsgaard has decided to create a small video for the Danish Design Festival that is taking place these days. The design duo just recently finished their display of the Danish New Carlsberg Foundation – under the theme Transit, Store, Display.

Cirkelbroen – a step towards an inclusive city

Copenhagen has a new bridge, and maybe even our next landmark, it is Cirkelbroen designed by Danish Icelandic Olafur Eliasson. It is funded by Nordea Fonden and it opened 22 August where over 7000 Danes participated in the opening.

How Your Home Becomes Your Atelier in Style

The times for exhibiting art on your white walls are over, if you ask Danish interior stylist Mikkel Kure. Instead your home can now become your atelier and your walls your canvas.

Public Spaces Turned Modular With Danish Design

Public spaces, like school halls, hospitals and hotel lobbies, might not necessarily remind you of innovative, inspiring, multifunctional design solutions, but the following Danish designs are trying to change that by combining modularity, functionality and simple design principles.

Colours - Looking for a Pattern

"Colours are amazing. They can set a tone, bring out feelings and push a well-known design in a whole new direction." Normann Copenhagen and Montana both use colours strategically when they design but their approaches are quite different.

Architecture – Creating Value Beyond the Building

Tomorrow the exhibition RÅT opens. It showcases the projects of graduates from the Aarhus School of Architecture. DANISH™ went by the school´s rector Torben Nielsen for an interview about his vision for the school and the students.

Finn Juhl in His Right Element

For a long time, Finn Juhl was part of the Onecollection family. But over the years, it became more and more obvious that Finn Juhl´s furniture appealed to a different audience than the rest of the furniture did within Onecollection and something had to be done. Hence, a new brand was established with the name House of Finn Juhl.

Zilmers Learns from Others to Improve Own Professional Palette

It's necessary to be on your toes and improve your skills if you want to stay in top of your league.

Carpets as Scenery of an Alter Ego

The Hôtel de JoBo in Paris needed a customized solution as the historic hotel wanted new scenery for their interior decoration and so they naturally turned to ege Carpets.

Animation: A Playful Yet Serious Design Process

Dive into a world of animated characters with Artwork Studio.

Playing at Work – Graffiti!

Meet Danish graffiti artist Andreas Welin: just because my working tool is a can and not a brush it doesn´t mean I wander around drawing ”dicks” on other people´s property!

The World Calls for a House of Peace

In spring 2018 Svendborg Architects are part of an exhibition at the Fondation Cartier Paris with "the Cloud" designed in collaboration between the studio and Japanese architect Junya Ishigami. The Cloud is an artistic building symbolising a House of Peace. – A house arised by four friends at a dinnerparty more than 12 years ago!

An architectural injection into the world of art

We took a trip to the newly opened Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Aarhus, Denmark, where sculptures are exhibited along the coastline and in the forest south of the city.

A Short Talk on Architectural Craftsmanship

A professor contemplates about the relationship between architecture and craftsmanship, or how the two terms convert into one; architectural craftsmanship.

The 2016 Design Award Winners

22. September, Design Awards 2016 took place at the Folketeatret in Copenhagen, and DANISH™ was there to congratulate all the winners!

Danish Design: The birth, rise, fall and resurrection

Danish Modern is a little bit like the “Little Black Dress”: it is timeless, looks flawless and goes with everything. Besides, having one expensive but high quality black dress is better than having 50 cheap ones.

Paperwork and illusions

It contains the popular as well as the posh. It tells a story of the past and present. It has been burried, but has been resurrected in new splendour. Wallpaper is having a renaissance – as a modern statement in interior decor as well as an important link to times past.

World Renowned Artist Takes ARoS to the Next Level

The work of American artist James Turrell is going to be a part of the new expansion of the Danish museum ARoS. A large spherical light installation measuring 25 metres in diameter has been commissioned, and will become an integrated part of the existing architecture.  It is planned to be finished in 2017.

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When Art meets Architecture

When architecture and art are brought together it adds an extra dimension. The clear lines of architecture are challenged and embraced in the meeting with the creative art scene, resulting in an extraordinary symbiosis.

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The 10 Most Beautiful Pictures of Danish Architecture

We have, with help from a number of Danish architectural firms, compiled a list of the 10 most beautiful pictures of Danish architecture. Get lost in these beautiful pictures, and then read about the visions behind each project.

The 10 Most Beautiful Pictures of Danish Designs

With the theme “Denmark as a leading design nation”, we have, with the help of 10 selected design companies, compiled a list of the 10 most beautiful pictures of Danish designs. Let yourself be inspired by Danish design at its best.

All Power to the Mood Board

At Studio David Thulstrup, mood boards are a central part of the design process to a specific idea or project. At the same time, the mood board can act as an instrument for fine social media marketing.

Architectonic Approach in the Design Distillery

Whether it’s about architecture or design, it is significant for Troels Grum-Schwensen that, with everything he gets involved in, the concept of spatiality is part of the job.

Autumn '16: Design News

Autumn not only brings a lot of “hygge”, it also brings a series of new, beautiful product launches, causing the autumn to have a special place in our hearts. DANISH™ brings you a selection of this season’s news.

When Kvorning Designs, Magical Moments Evolve

With more than 5000 projects in more than 50 countries, Kvorning Design & Communication is one of Denmark's leading design studios, when it comes to exhibition design.

Video: Godsbanen – A Creative Powerhouse

We went to Aarhus to experience and document a little part of everyday life in the old freight area in the centre of Denmark’s second biggest city.

Beautiful framing of precision and poetry at Designmuseum Denmark

The renowned designer Alfredo Häberli exhibits in collaboration with BMW a compelling installation at Designmuseum Denmark during the Summer 2016.

A look at temporary Danish architecture

When looking at the term ‘temporary’ in relation to architecture, a whole world of impermanent architectural projects unfolds. Here, we want to give you a glimpse of a few Danish projects and events that focus on ‘temporary’ as a quality in architecture.

Go-to exhibitions this spring

We have hand-picked three exhibitions that, all put together, showcase a spectrum of architecture, design and art. In addition, the unique displays are presented in thrilling exhibition spaces.

The revitalisation of an Aalto masterpiece

The contemporary art museum Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, originally designed by world-renowned Finnish architect Aalvar Aalto together with Elissa Aalto and Jean-Jacques Baruël, reopens on 23 January after a thorough restoration led by Danish architect firm Erik Møller Arkitekter.

Three cool Danish-designed libraries

The Danish architectural firms schmidt hammer lassen architects, ADEPT and AART architects have designed three buildings that have contributed to making libraries stand out.

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The renovation and expansion of a historic museum

Skagen Museum is currently undergoing a major revamp, which has been designed by Danish architectural practice Friis & Moltke Architects.

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Q&A with Harley K. Dubois from Burning Man

During the RISING Architecture Week in Copenhagen in September, we sat down and had a talk with keynote speaker Harley K. Dubois, who is the co-founder of one of the first creative maker events – the Burning Man event in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, America.

Art as a fuel

Art has always been an invaluable source of inspiration for the furniture manufacturer Montana. Through a dialogue with art, the product designer draws inspiration for new shapes and colours while finding resources to improve existing products and create new ones.

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The architect's preferred effect

Danish architects have known the importance of incorporating good lighting in architecture for many years and have created multiple examples of great lighting solutions in cultural institutions; and here we want to share a few with you.

An expedition into the borderland between art and crafts

Internationally renowned great Danish artists have repeatedly added new touches to Fritz Hansen’s iconic furniture collection. For instance, artists such as Tal R and John Kørner have respectively reinterpreted The Egg and challenged the design legacy.

Five Danish architects to watch

Many Danish architectural offices are enjoying international success these days. But which architectural practices should you pay particular attention to in the future? We set out to find five Danish architects to keep an eye on.

Design in Time

By David Thulstup, of Studio David Thulstrup. September looks set to be an interesting month of design events throughout Copenhagen and Denmark more widely. At Studio David Thulstrup, we are especially looking forward to one exhibition, thanks to its bold topic: time.

A week packed with cultural experiences

This Friday, the Culture Festival begins in the Southern Region of Denmark. It is going to be nine days filled with music, literature, art, performance, theatre and much more. And DANISH™ will also be joining

Re-Framing Danish Design by Frame and DANISH™

We are proud to reveal our upcoming exhibition Re-Framing Danish Design together with Frame. Two international designers have been invited to re-interpret Danish design.

To expand an experience: On Danish-designed museum extensions

Designing museum extensions – it is almost a discipline of its own in the world of architecture so we have taken a closer look at three Danish-designed museum extensions.

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Kolding Light Festival

Kolding Light Festival opens for the second time in Kolding, Jutland, from 11 to 13 December. The concept behind the festival is to give visitors a new and different experience of the city through light and sound.

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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