Photographing Interior Design

For Danish architectural and interior photographer Kirstine Mengel, it is all about obtaining the perfect amount of simplicity to really showcase an object. These are her thoughts on what makes or breaks a picture, and how you can improve your photography skills at home.

The Organic Twist

Modern Danish furniture design have long been known and celebrated for its sleek, minimalistic and clean-cut appearance. But what happens when designers channel a more elemental inspiration? Two companies have truly succeeded in defining such an organic twist.

The DANISH™ Guide to London Design Festival 2017

DANISH™ guides you through the London Design Festival, which takes place between 16-24 September 2017.

Creating a Wooden Success from the Outskirts of Jutland

Far from the beaten track, Carsten Thor has created an award-winning manufacturer and workshop that produces furniture from upcycled azobé wood.

Behind the scenes at THORS-DESIGN

The Danish company THORS-DESIGN creates bespoke furniture made of upcycled azobé wood sourced from decommissioned ferry landings and wharves.

THORS-DESIGN Become FSC Certified

THORS-DESIGN has been awarded with the prestigious FSC-certification.

One-of-a-kind Table From Thors Design at the ArtPalmBeach Fair in Miami

Danish furniture company Thors-Design will showcase a unique table created from sustainable wood, upcycled from a decommissioned wharf in Denmark at ArtPalmBeach in Miami, Florida, which runs until Sunday.

New Product Collection from Anour

Anour continues providing the highest level of craftsmanship with a new lamp, which is made from a perfect cylindrical solid brass body with a mouthblown opal glass shade – this allows the user to experience a beautiful shape emitting a soft glow of light.

Public Design – Big and Small Scale

Whenever you are in the public space, you are part of experiences, products and planning made for public use. DANISH™ zooms in on two projects at each end of the scale as representatives of public design made by Danish hands.

Fusing Japanese and Nordic Sensibilities

In the heart of Tokyo, just a few minutes north of the imperial palace, in the neighbourhood of Iidabashi, you’ll find something rather special. Something that fuses Japanese and Nordic sensibilities into an experience beyond anything else.

You Could Make Your City More Liveable

A new international award from Danish BLOXHUB, called Prix BLOXHUB Interactive,aims to put a strong focus on how we can make our cities more liveable by giving prize awards to the most hybrid and trans-disciplinary projects

The Orange KEVI Feeling

Conveying the spirit of Roskilde Festival and transferring it to a school environment is something very hard to accomplish – but the result has been very well executed.Engelbrechts has contributed to creating the orange feeling with a bespoke KEVI version.

Design with a Nordic Approach

Whether Danish designer Ulrik Nordentoft is doing product design in a smaller scale or completing entire interior decorations within the field of hospitality two characteristics are always present: he is true towards his nordic heritage and he prefers collaborational creativity in close relation with the customer.

Balancing Aesthetics and Functionality

With a design philosophy that is pragmatic honest and hands on, Danish designer Ulrik Nordentoft has been creating stunning products and interior designs for more than two decades.

Take on the World, Locally

Sculptured by the wind and stirring sands on the western coasts of Denmark, the Danish furniture company Bruunmunch creates stunning furniture formed by the raw nature, ready to take on the world.

A Deep Dive into Social Responsibility

Housing, Education, Hospitals, Caretaking, and Interior and Design are the five areas in which, as of this year, FRIIS & MOLTKE will be able to offer increased expertise. The five areas are already what the company is renowned and acknowledged for and are chosen due to their interaction with society and the people living in it.

World Tour: Thors-Design at both ends of the world

Danish wood designer Thors-Design stretches to both ends of the world with their customized solutions. You don´t have to change your language but come with us on a stroll to Australia and then to the UK.

A hotel with a history        

Frandsen Project has customized lamps for the exquisite Boutique Hotel in Oslo’s Amerikalinjen, which is hosted by Nordic Choice Hotels in the renovated building of the first transatlantic ferry-line going from Oslo to New York.

Trends & Traditions throwback. Get inspired for next year

The largest meet & greet event in architecture and design in Denmark, hosted by HOLMRIS B8, is back on Thursday 2nd May 2019 – an event that brings together more than 3,000 professional visitors from design, architecture, and the building industry. State of Health will be this year’s focus and 130 exhibitors will take part in the event.

Chromatism: A rug collection structured around colours

The Chromatism concept: 6 colour themes, 30 overlock yarn colours, 20 borders plus blind binding and cut finishing options and an endless number of shapes.

Danish Design Award 2019 Finalist: Lars Vejen

Bringing the right people together around a great idea often results in brilliant solutions. Dinesen FRAMED by Vahleis one of those ideas, hatched by renowned architect and designer, Lars Vejen, brought to life in collaboration with Dinesen and Vahle and nominated as a finalist for a Danish Design Award 2019.

The new art form of lounging​​​​​​​

The Lounge Chair JH97 is the result of the collaboration between Fritz Hansen and Jaime Hayon, a chair that is said to make lounging a new art form.

Design has to take you forward!

Design is by definition made for exploration and finding new solutions. Thus, for Danish ARDE, working with design means moving in only one direction: forward. Meet the man behind ARDE who loves to explore new materials and sustainable technologies that can be transformed into successful products.

Three Times 3XN in Toronto

Canada’s biggest city just got more Danish as architectural company 3XN are about to design their third and newest addition to the emerging Bayside community in Toronto, Canada.

A home is a home is a home

Five objects. Which five objects would you choose to bring with you to make yourself feel at home? Design School Kolding participates in this year’s Salone del Mobile with the exhibition “A home is a home is a home”, challenging our perception of what makes us belong.

Real Living Secrets of the Nordics

Why is it that the Nordic ways of architectural design and the usage of materials are so sought after? And why is it, that it is so #€%! hard to replicate, if you’re not from this part of the world? Architect Anders Barslund has a take on why.

A classic chieftain designed by Finn Juhl is this year celebrating its 70th anniversary

Signs of rinckles and grey hair are normal around the age of 70. But if you are a chair designed by Finn Juhl the situation is quite differently. The 70th Anniversary of the icon The Chieftain Chair unfolds a chair still standing strong and artistic with it's unique construction and ever elegant expression.

Subtle contrasts are key

Danish architect, interior decorator and furniture designer Mads Emil Garde uses discrete contrasts to design state-of-the-art projects. His company is called GARDE. and no task is too big or too small – as long as scale-wandering is possible

Passion for Function and Design

Danish design and manufacturing company Skovby Furniture has been around for quite some time. Their history goes back almost a century, and with their passion for natural materials they are known for creating innovative and functional designs for everyday use.

New multi-functional series from KISS

“Move me” from KISS makes it simple and fast to tidy up, keep track of your stuff and even easily move it with you as your home changes.

Made for Life

Working closely together with some of the last finishers in Denmark, the Danish design company Anour turn copper, brass, steel, aluminium, wood and marble into custom lighting for customers who want a unique lamp for life.

Another Big One from Fredericia

As a key figure in the Danish Modernism movement, Jens Risom is considered one of the very first designers to bring Danish Modernism to America. Three of his iconic designs are now being relaunched by Fredericia.

Double up for VE2 – The studio wins four German Design Awards!

Every once in a while, a designer receives the honour of being nominated for a design award and maybe even winning one. Danish design studio VE2 didn’t settle for just one mention, however. This year, the company won four German Design Awards and, although we are still in the early months of 2019, VE2 is already nominated for yet another!

Shaped for Humans

Danish design company MILLION has created a quite exquisite chair that uses technology to ensure the best human fit, but that still honours Danish design traditions.

A Bridge with a Majestic Wingspan

The new PONTO table by Troels Grum-Schwensen – GRUMDESIGN – is being presented at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Its pyramid-shaped legs support not only the tabletop, but also give the appearance of a bridge – hence the name. A talk with designer Troels Grum-Schwensen reveals the inspiration – and his fascination with the nature of flying.

Last Chance to Save the Planet

The open call for Prix BLOXHUB Interactive ends on February 15th – This is the last chance, to enter with an urban visionary solution that might just save the world.

Tear Down the Walls

Tear down those white office walls and open up the building. Give your employees community and unity – and, in return, you will get innovation and growth.

Lars Vejen Ready with a New Product for Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019

Receiving the Designer of the Year 2018 award in Denmark made Lars Vejen incredibly happy and proud. It also opened doors to new projects, the first of which is being shown this February at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019. A new chair from new Danish company MOTARASU is born.

A Century of Proud Furniture Making

Carrying on the heritage and legacy, Sibast Furniture continues to honour its heritage of creating aesthetically refined pieces of furniture that fit perfectly into the world today. With its distinctive designs, Sibast gives the buyer a unique opportunity to embrace Danish Modern.

Spring/Summer’s Guide to Magic Moments

The Danish digital studio Spring/Summer makes immersive digital experiences for brands such as American Express, Stine Goya and Roskilde Festival. Here, they explain how small magic moments help give users a great experience.

Freedom to the Material

”I´m concerned about how we surround ourselves with the same objects and thereby make our living spaces more and more uniform and standardized.”

Steel the Industrial Style

Furnish with steel. The industrial material is not reserved for factories only, but can also work in your living room. Get inspired by some of the cool designs made by Lars Vejen, Jensen Retail and Million.

Play can Match the Power of Unpredictability

At the end of January 2019 you can visit the first worldwide education on Design for Play, combining design with playing, when the Design School in Kolding opens its doors to the public. As a result of their culture, Danes specialize in centring on the participant of playing – creating the most innovate and flexible ways to test several solutions. Alumnis from this education are a real treat for companies looking for growth through innovation.

Moving Kids with Furniture

With the theme of December: "play and learn through design and architecture”, this is the second of two compilations that show how Danish designers and architects work with playfulness and learning through their competencies. This time we focus on how resizing and twisting ankles can bend your way of behaving.

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.

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.

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

More Than Meets the Eye

Every now and then, a design delivers something more than you expected. A little surprise, something extra – something you didn’t know you needed. We’ve found five suggestions for you.

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

Keeping Architectural 3D Simple

As part of the increasingly widespread use of 3D models in landscape architecture, Danish landscape architects Schønherr have developed a 3D model for trees, which combines traditional disciplines with the new 3D technologies.

Design and Mind in Perfect Harmony

Copenhagen-based design company MOEBE designs and creates products that are simple yet quite extraordinary.

The Future of Financial Service.

During the research of creating a joint financial advisory centre for a Danish company active within banking, insurance and pension funding, Jensen Retail looked to other countries for inspiration. But each country has a culture of its own. Today the company Alm. Brand has a unique solution to the future of financial services responding the needs of their clients.

Activating Humans Through Design

With the theme of “December: play and learn through design and architecture” this is the first of two compilations that shows how Danish designers and architects work with playfulness and learning through their competencies. This article will focus on how to activate kids and grown-ups at schools for the sake of better learning.

New Furniture from Fritz Hansen Makes Your Work Feel like Playing

Fritz Hansen presents Plenum: a customisable sofa to sit and work on. Its design challenges traditional office furniture by creating a homelike and playful feeling in the workspace. The sofa has power and USB outlets and can be fitted with tables in different sizes.

House of Finn Juhl Furnishes Mansion in Copenhagen with Aarstiderne Architects

A huge 200-year-old mansion in Copenhagen burned down eight years ago. Since then, a lot of work went into restoring the building to its former glory. House of Finn Juhl was asked to provide most of the furniture for the interior.

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.

Staying True to a Design Icon

The original Kubus Candleholder was designed over five decades ago. Since then, it has evolved into an entire collection, while staying true to the original iconic design.

Japan States Quality

House of Finn Juhl collaborates with Japanese manufacturers to exceed the high expectations of quality.

Who let the dogs out?

Woof, woof – Aviendo Fairy Tales let them out. Because these three puppies are the latest in a line of Danish design figures inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. But wait, the dogs are more than just design trinkets.

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.

A MILLION Ambitions Ahead

Danish design company MILLION has gained a lot of popularity during the brand’s relatively short lifetime. CEO and designer Jens Kajus takes us through the inspiration and working dynamics involved in establishing a successful business from the bottom.

How Too Many Choices Made it Hard to Pick a Carpet

Too many possibilities can paralyze a customer. Sometimes it even leads to a feeling of a bad experience to know that you only saw a small percentage of the available options. Ege Carpets knows the feeling and has narrowed the picking process with a clever solution. They call it Highline Express.

Gejst presents: A New Collaboration

Gejst started in the spring of 2013. Originally, it designed its own products, but in the fall of 2017, the company completely restructured and relaunched itself to become a more solid business. Today, Gejst employs the best upcoming designers from around the world to design its products to great effect.

How a Spanish Chair Became a Danish Design Icon

The Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen turns 60 this year. To commemorate the birthday, furniture maker Fredericia presents a limited edition of the famous chair. And the story behind it is quite good, too.

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.

Cultivating Danish Education Through Architecture

How is it possible to convert aesthetic and sustainable architectural design into learning and a blooming local society? Take a look at the impressive construction of Campus Kolding at the University of Southern Denmark.

People! Let´s Get Down to Business

Technical insights and knowledge have always been fundamental to the Frandsen Project. But when the CEO, Thomas Hansen, added design as a mindset and a focus in the organisation, turnover increased significantly. Design is also about understanding people, and this is where Thomas Hansen really gets down to business.

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.

Designing Seamless Interaction

Danske Bank and their architect have teamed up with HOLMRIS B8 to realise a new standard for banking in the future. The result is a vibrant working environment with a variety of financial firms acting seamlessly under the same roof.

Spectacular Chair Design

We use them every day. At home, at work, when visiting restaurants or waiting at the doctor’s office. Chairs are an unavoidable design in our life, but they are not all the same: some chairs are just more spectacular than others.

All You Need to Know About N01 from Designer Oki Sato

The N01™ chair designed by the Japanese design studio Nendo for Danish Fritz Hansen™ is the first wooden dining chair through years. Created by the merging of Danish and Japanese aesthetics and purity, this  Q&A session with Oki Sato, founder of Nendo will enlighten you....

Celebrating Timeless Comfort

Widely acclaimed for its clean lines and minimalistic appearance, the KEVI Chair by Engelbrechts is celebrating its 60th anniversary with the launch of two brand new models: the KEVI 2533 and 2060.

The Handmade Tale

The human hand may be the greatest tool ever. Just think about it. Whenever we want to distinguish a product as extraordinary, we tell people that it is made by hand. This is especially evident when talking about Swiss watches, Italian sports cars and bespoke suits. However, handmade quality is also important in the world of designer furniture, because, unique designs go hand in hand with skilled craftsmanship.

New Data may revolutionize Interior Design

HOLMRIS B8 is testing a new method of collecting data. By using sensors in a workplace environment, the company gathers different information about the flow of people. The data may change the way we furnish our buildings in the future.

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.

MOEBE: A Design Company on the Rise

In four years, MOEBE has gone from selling homemade frames to becoming a double-digit million business selling products in more than 30 countries around the globe. Anders Thams is one of the founding partners and here he explains the key to MOEBE’s success.

Spring/Summer – A Flagship in Digital Design

The Danish award-winning digital product and brand experience agency Spring/Summer has made a remarkable impact over the years in setting a new standard for future online design solutions. DANISH™ talked to them about effective work methods.

New Lighting from Anour Expands the Alphabet

Three new lamps from Danish Anour “project” the founder and owner of the company’s visions and dreams and are a testament to his discipline to follow these through. DANISH™ met Arash Nourinejad for a talk about his purpose in life and about the quality in his design.  

rewired: When Compromise is not an Option

rewired created a desk lamp: A well-designed piece of art, which simultaneously functions as a work tool. The company purposely delayed its production due to their philosophy of always aiming for exquisiteness. Now Satellite Desk is ready.

Editor's Pick on Design

A wander through the catalogue of DANISH™ showcases the variations and the common features of current Danish designers. The Editor of DANISH™ has picked out five very different designers that show the differentiation in Danish design.

Pushing the Limits

Most materials in design and architecture have a certain breaking point. But what happens when you experiment on the verge of just that? Here’s how three designs ended up testing the limits of what a material can do.

Top Ten Most Read Articles on Design Summer 2018 – Part 1

As the summer is closing in on us, we’ve gathered the ten most popular design articles during the first half of the year. This is the 10th to the 6th place on the list. Enjoy!  

Top Ten Most Read Articles on Design Summer 2018 – Part 2

This is the top five of the ten most popular design articles during the first half of this year. Here you go!

Fascination of Old Times – Furniture

Maybe you are one of those who gets excited when you encounter an interesting piece of furniture. We’ve talked to a design historian and a housing researcher to dig deeper into this fascination with old design.

A Delightful Place to Eat - Visiting BLOX

The clock was ticking. Thomas Jensen had three months, but he knew the project would normally require double the time. The prestigious building Blox wanted a hybrid between a café for relaxing and work and a restaurant for dining. A great challenge that Jensen Retail could not resist....

Digital Goodies

Closing up this months´theme: Digital Times, DANISH™ hereby supply you with the last digital treat: A Digital overview on Danish design that hopefully feels like "goodies".

Do You Know Your Digitisation?

In Denmark there is a saying: Third time you do the same thing you have created a tradition... Which is why it would be fair to state in keeping with tradition on our Friday digital playfullness: "Quiz yourself on Digital Times!"

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!”.

Throwback Danish Design Festival 2018

In the rear mirror of Danish Design Festival we give you a short recap of some of the events that took place. Just makes you want to forward time to Danish Design Festival 2019.

Re-Framing the Montana Furniture System

This May, designers Niek Pulles and Sebastian Herkner will reinterpret the Montana furniture system along with nine other Danish furniture pieces for the Re-Framing Danish Design exhibition.

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.

Danish Design Award 2018

Too Good To Go, LEGO house, BIG, Danfoss, and Joe and the Juice were among the winners on Monday evening, when this year’s Danish Design Award trophies were awarded to the designers and companies behind the Danish design solutions in 15 categories.

A Creative Space in London Where Anything Can Happen

The Danish design brand Mater has experienced some serious growing pains over the last few years. To satisfy its expanding international customer base, the company plans to open a line of showrooms outside Denmark, and has made a start in London.

by Lassen Celebrates Anniversary of 10 Years

Over the past 10 years the Danish interior company by Lassen has given life to many designs that are already considered modern-day classics, such as the cubic candleholder, The Tired Man and the Lassen Chair. Owner Søren Lassen sees this as laying the right foundations to become even stronger internationally over the next 10 years

New Chair Encourages to Play

This brand new chair by Bruunmunch is designed with old mathematics in mind. The PLAYchair comes in various versions to suit every taste. Take a look.

Tour of Legs

Legs have always been a vital part of the construction in all types of furniture, so Danish™ visited Designmuseum Danmark to take a look at some different approaches to leg design.

Warm Up for the Danish Design Festival

Once again, it's that time of the year for the annual Danish Design Festival, celebrating Danish craftsmanship and design with a range of exhibitions, events, business conferences and awards. We at DANISH™ are highlighting three events that you must not miss out on.

Enjoy the Silence

You don't have to choose between pleasant sound or beautiful interior. This feature is about five innovative brands that are seeking great acoustics with their designs.

Plan Your Day at 3daysofdesign

Copenhagen will be transformed into a city full of design events for three days next week when the Design Event is held there over three days, from 24th to 26th May 2018.

Old Versus New – QUIZTIME on retro

You can see how the classic designs influence contemporary design, but are you able to tell the masterpieces from the newcomers? Try our latest quiz to see how well you know Danish design.

Tactile details

In our whole lives, we are surrounded by a large number of items and details. Some of them, we just do not notice, whilst others attract our attention more than the rest. DANISH ™ decided to dig deeper to understand how our senses affect what we touch every day and why.

Details spot on

As part of our tour de force around the power of details, DANISH™ invites you to take a look around you to find beautifully designed details. Let the light guide you...

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.

Sitecover Unparalleled

A solution that started out as providing cover at up-scale concerts in the entertainment industry is now entering the building industry with financial and other gains. Sitecover is the name.

This Carpet Guide Will Rug Your World

Whether it’s in your own home, in your office or you’re doing a bigger project, there are certain details you need to take into account when choosing the right carpet. We present this carpet guide on details you need to pay attention to when working with carpets.

Danish Design Looking Out to Strengthen its DNA

Despite having a long and strong tradition within design, it is sometimes necessary to reach out to the world and get some help to define the essence of what it is that makes Danish design unique.

VE2 is Moving the Brand Zone Denmark Through Design

Brand manager for Danish company Zone Denmark looked for external assistance in order to move the brand on its journey from dusk to dawn, and found: VE2.

Let Us Guide You Through Salone del Mobile.Milano

Just one week left until the 57th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano - the most important international event in the world of design and furnishing. Dive into our Danish™ guide of must-see Danish designers that are going to be there.

Attention to Detail Never Goes out of Fashion

The KEVI caster that is used on most movable furniture around the world was invented in the 1960s by Danish designer and architect Jørgen Rasmussen. A detail that revolutionised movable furniture and that is still viewed as the standard technology more than 50 years later.

Best Project Ever

With the theme Branding in Design and Architecture, we have, with the help of 5 selected design and architecture companies, compiled a list of the Top 5 Best Projects Ever that revolve around Brand Identity.

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.

Considering Next Year's Trends & Traditions? Here's Why You Should

Be it a guest or a participant, you would be able to enjoy the enchanting smell and taste of coffee, hot food, and delicious desserts, while attending the various talks and discussions arranged all over the place, while classical music played subtly in the background. 3,000 people enjoyed this year’s Trends & Traditions, half of them being architects and designers.

Wastewater Warms Cold Commuters at Bus Terminal

Wastewater is a resource that the citizens and commuters of Kolding seem to embrace. The local energy company BlueKolding A/S who are running the project Powered By You is heating the benches of central bus terminal in Kolding with wastewater. And it doesn’t stop there.  

Embracing the Paradox of Planning for Informality

Our experiences in mega-cities like Chongqing, China, large cities like New York City and Moscow, and small cities like Charlotte, USA and Holsterbro, Denmark, point toward the local context and identity being the most important factor when making investments and design decisions, states this new blog created out of Gehl Architecure

Mater Increases Sales Power to Support Growth Strategy

The former GUBI sales director was headhunted by Mater to ensure expansion on the international market. The focus on environmental sustainability and the exciting business journey Mater is about to embark on were his reasons for accepting the job.

Lines - Looking for a Pattern

Whether it's the lines that form a lamp or the lines formed by the tiles on the floor, Danish design companies Anour and Marokk, think alike when putting a subtle mark on their designs.

Endless Possibilities - They Chose a MILLION

Co-founder of the Copenhagen-based furniture company MILLION invites you inside the engine room to discover the process behind the creation of the brand’s identity. Out of four tools, the one he values most is repetition.

Scaling the Business - Screening the collaborators PART FOUR

What's the cut? What’s the economic and human benefits from collaborating? DANISH™ asked three Danish brands about this. Design is at its strongest when independent and free – this benefits everyone, they believe.

The AART of a Strong DNA in Design and Architecture

"When focus is pointed away from ourselves and towards our clients. That is when our brand stands out, most clearly". At AART they value the impact that design and architecture have on people so much that they see it as part of their DNA.  

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.

Trinidad - Rebranding a Design Classic

Fredericia Furniture celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Trinidad chair by breathing new life into Nanna Ditzel’s timeless design icon. But what makes a design timeless, and how do you keep a design that is more than 25 years old relevant?

Scaling the Business - Screening the Collaborators PART ONE

As part of this month’s theme, DANISH™ created a virtual meeting between three Danish brands used to working with collaborators and thereby scaling their business.

Open Invitation For This Year's Trends & Traditions

With what has become Denmark’s largest meet and greet event Danish company Holmris.Designbrokers is expecting more than 3000 professional visitors from design, architecture and the building industry on the 15th of March as they throw their annual event Trends & Traditions. This is your invitation!

Trends & Traditions Strikes a Blow for Nordic Design

Later this spring Holmris.designbrokers is hosting the third edition of their own event Trends & Traditions. A day full of inspiration, furniture and tendencies.

Modular, Durable and Colourful - Why Danish Designers Use Plastic to Design Outdoor Furniture

Let’s have a look at how HANS SANDGREN JAKOBSEN and Lars Vejen used plastic to make seating for public spaces that is durable, easy to move around and that you can transform both in shape and colour.

Scaling the Business - Screening the Collaborators PART 3

As part of this month’s theme: Scalability and modular thinking, DANISH™ asked three Danish brands about their approach to human relations when in partnership with designers. "Metal fatigue" is something that needs to be avoided, they all agree upon  

Scaling The Business – Screening the Collaborators PART TWO

DANISH™ asked three Danish brands what their expectations are when working in partnership with designers. Onecollection, Aviendo Fairy Tales and Mater highlight elements such as bringing new energy as well as brand understanding as key to a successful collaboration.

Designs Transforming Purpose

Here at DANISH™, we are fascinated by flexibility and by products transforming their purpose from one thing to another and so we couldn´t restrain ourselves from sharing these seven remarkable designs with you. All of them Danish, naturally!

Living with Folding Furniture

Folding furniture is becoming increasingly popular as our living spaces become ever smaller. In this article, we take a closer look at some Danish designs that you can fold and put away or even hang on the wall.

Crossing Boundaries - Danish Design and Architecture Abroad

Danish design and architecture is represented all over the world. DANISH™ has spun the globe and found a lot of cool projects abroad - all with a touch of Denmark.

Simple Designs with Endless Possibilities

Simple and elegant. That's often what you get from Danish design. But in this article, we look not only at designs that are simple and elegant but also modular and developed to fit specific needs and situations.

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Classic Danish chair designs? Show what you know!

ABC for the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2018

Are you ready for the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2018? Check out this ABC to make sure you don't miss out on the finest Danish design brands present at the fair in the Swedish capital.

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.

Welcoming the New Clever Fellows into Business

What does the next generation of Danish architects and designers bring?

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.

The Involver – A New Way of Co-creation

Strongly inspired by design thinking and a desire to enhance the interaction between employees, digital design agency Spring/Summer has developed a new method of unifying their working process. We hereby present The Involver.

4. Advent: Danish Design Adventures Abroad

Go see what's behind the last window in the advent calendar

The DANISH™ Guide to IMM Cologne

DANISH™ guides you around IMM Cologne - the international interiors show.

Would or Wouldn't You Know Your Wood?

Are you a wood expert? Prove it!

Top 10 Most Read Articles This Fall, part II

Revealing the five most read articles this fall.

A Dream Coming True

“We are continuously curious to work with new materials in our quest for designing sustainable and responsible interior."

No Strings Attached – New Cordless Lamp by ANOUR

From cables to cordless, the development in lamp designs can seem to travel at the speed of light.

Fairy Tales by Aviendo Connect People Through Historic Fairy Tale Design

Dive into the magic universe of fairy tales with Fairy Tales by Aviendo.

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.

Two New Wooden Designs from FRIIS & MOLTKE

New wood on the way! FRIIS & MOLTKE has launched two new designs, and more to come.

The Bed of Your Dreams

"Working with Hans Sandgren Jakobsen has proved to me that design is about a consistent focal point on the needs of the final users of the product,”  says CEO at RotoBed®, Martin Riis Holm. – Read about the bed that´s designed into every detail.

Top 10 Most Read Articles This Fall, part I

Fall is over and we've collected your favourite articles for this season, counting down from #10 to #6.

3. Advent: 8 Nuggets of Advice from the Professionals

Go open the third window of our advent calendar - it's filled with good stuff!

Creating a Feeling With Artistic Craftsmanship

Joy. The warm feeling of an inner smile and pride in the purity of a passionate design. By the end of this text, you may well feel the same way.

Cool Enough to Serve as a Business Card

Creating a new webpage is no longer a technical precaution as an alternative to your address in the phonebook. At Engelbrechts, they are acutely aware of the website as the primary carrier of their brand and feel it should also be cool enough to serve as a business card – anywhere in the world.

Zilmers is Ready to Take On the World

Danish wallpaper by Zilmers is ready to take the world by storm. With a twist of gold.

Beauty by Presents…

Jensen Retail has transformed the online universe of into an offline luxurious hotel-like experience in Roskilde. Read their Guest Blog and see all the pictures from the transformation.

Drawn Towards the Daylight

Yesterday, Løgismose celebrates the opening of a brand-new outlet in the international department store Illum in Copenhagen. The shop was designed by Jensen Retail and is a combination of a wine shop, a grocery shop and a food bar, and it was designed as an exploration of light.  

1. Advent: All We Want for Christmas Is Danish Design

Open the first window in DANISH™'s advent calendar and enjoy some of the finest Danish Christmas designs.

A New Universe of Bricks and Adventures

Get ready to be overwhelmed by bricks.

The Past, the Present and the Future with David Thulstrup

Sometimes dreams do come true, but it takes hard work and dedication. DANISH™ has done a portrait of Danish designer David Thulstrup.

A New Table Lamp is Born

Elegant simplicity designed to stand the test of time – thanks to both durable materials and a timeless look. These are the core values of an upcoming, new lamp  – created by rewired in collaboration with Danish architectural firm Friis & Moltke.

Noma To Go - Trendsetting Danish Michelin Restaurant Sells its Furnishings

World-renowned Danish Michelin restaurant Noma, is more than just a place to eat. The success story is driven by top class cuisine and the exquisite interior which has led it to become a cultural landmark in Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen. Lovers of the restaurant now have the chance to own a piece of the legendary interior and have a truly special collectors piece.

Schønherr Wins Danish Landscape Award 2017

Congratulations to Schønherr, winner of the Danish Landscape Award 2017. The Plaza is a fine example of a multifunctional urban space, which contains spaces for contemplation as well as activity.

The Best of Danish Interior Icons

How many do you know?

Designing Experiences You Won’t Forget

An informative report from Cluster Square, part of Aarhus Festival 2017, from the cultural event design agency Culture Works.

Creativity World Forum

Are you ready to expand your creative horizon? Join us at this year's Creativity World Forum.

Why do We Need to Design Services?

Back to Basics – Looking Sharp!

Parks, playgrounds and activity areas are flourishing in Denmark at present. Paid for either by the state, the local muncipality or the citizens themselves, they counteract the urbanisation going on all over the world. We are looking for places where we can come back to basics, and we should preferably benefit from it in more than one way.  

To Recognize a Home

Spaces for Life are seven different projects combining the best architectural aspects from healthcare institutions and your home to support patients battling cancer. Danish studio Cornelius Vöge designed the final project in the series and is getting set for the project launch.

Rethinking the Classic Rocking Chair

Fredericia Furniture stays trendy with their updated version of Thomas Pedersen's Stingray chair.

Everybody Can Co-Design a Building

For the fifth year in a row Danish studio Arkitema is looking forward to take part in BILT Europe. An event neccessary for the industry to keep abreast of technological developments. In the end this will give "normal people" the ability to co-design everything from hospitals to new private houses!

Designing the Perfect Waiting Experience

Waiting for something? Spend your waiting time together with AART Designers.

Light Up My Trip

Integrated lighting to give a unique experience in our surroundings.

Animation: A Playful Yet Serious Design Process

Dive into a world of animated characters with Artwork Studio.

The DANISH™ Guide to Maison & Objet Paris

Ready for the Maison & Objet Paris fair in September? Let DANISH™ guide you to find the best Danish designs in Paris.

A Differentiated Learning Environment Leads to Clever Kids

Holmris.Designbrokers and SMAK Architects have worked together to design a differentiated learning environment at Søndervangskolen in the southern part of Aarhus.

The Physical Reflection of Learning

At Danish design studio Rosan Bosch, the physical reflection of learning is a key point, when designing innovative learning environments.

Takes on Design, part II: Møbel & Rum

According to the Danish designer behind Møbel & Rum, Christoffer Skjøtt, Good craftsmanship comes down to the user experiencing what the maker intended they should when interacting with the product. When designing or crafting a product, Skjøtt wants to create a story, through sight and touch, that evokes a personal connection between the product and the consumer.

Carpets Bring History to Life at Hotel Danmark

Feel the presence of history at the newly refurbished Hotel Danmark in central Copenhagen.

Smarter Kids Through Movement and Active Learning

Hopspots have made it possible to merge learning and movement.

Soft Sound of Elegance

OEO Studio has created an air of lightness and a soft touch of elegance in Natur & Nicolai Bergmann’s new store in Tokyo. By using exclusive materials that combine Nordic simplicity with an exciting environment, interior design elegantly plays the supporting role.

Takes on Design, part I: Lars Vejen

The Danish designer Lars Vejen elaborates on five main principles of design, while discussing everything from materials to sustainability.

Empowering People Through Design

Design does many brilliant things, but these four Danish designs is indeed something special. They help people.

3 Danish-Designed Summer Essentials

All Danish design, the following summer essentials will make everything go more smoothly.

Top 10 Most Read Articles This Spring

Summer calls for something vibrant and sparkling! We´ve wrapped up those ten articles that´s been most engaging and gained the most reach this spring. We hope you enjoy it!

Steaming Hot Bathroom Designs

A nice soothing bubble bath or a quick morning visit − our bathrooms are exposed to different routines throughout the day, and have to withstand high temperatures, water and steam. We’ve looked into what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to modern bathroom designs.

Watch Out For The Time

”Time is money”, ”time flies when you’re having fun” – the list of sayings about the phenomenon time is long. A few Danish designers have succeeded in capturing time within the dial. We asked the go-to guy for high-end and all quality watches to help us put together a snappy guide.

Prepare for Take-Off

From Aarhus to Copenhagen in 45 minutes? Yes please!

The Plastic Quiz

Do you dare to challenge yourself with a quiz on Danish plastic design? Go ahead and give it a go.

by Lassen Breathes New Life into Old Designs

At by Lassen they let old classics intertwine with new methods and ideas.

Made in Denmark – A Seal of Approval

Meet Møbel & Rum. An upcoming Danish company proud of representing the Made in Denmark label.

Taking the Oceanic Feeling to a New Level

Sustainable motor boats. Danish company RAND Boats has specialised in making green alternatives at their own shipyard in North Zealand.

Video: Your Furniture Panorama

Indulge yourself in a true cornucopia of Danish furniture design at its best. Enjoy the ride!

Danish Design Award: Here are the Winners!

Round two of the Danish Design Award event took place on Wednesday night in Svane Shipping’s warehouse in Kolding harbour, where the winners of four new award categories and two special awards were announced.

Countdown to the Danish Design Award: Designing the Event

Event design agency Culture Works and Danish Design Award host organisation D2i – Design to innovate collaborate closely on designing a top-tier event experience, when the Danish Design Award 2017 takes place in Kolding on 31 May.

The DANISH™ Guide to 3 Days of Design

During 3 Days of Design from 1–3 June, Copenhagen will be filled with various opportunities to experience and engage with refreshing new takes on design.

Countdown to the Danish Design Award: Fostering Partnerships

A design award for solutions that create value for citizens through new public/private partnerships – that’s what the Fostering Partnerships award is all about at the Danish Design Award. See the finalists, including the LEAD THE TALENT talent-development programme.

Countdown to the Danish Design Award: Game Changer

Four finalists, but only one golden D. Read about the good ideas in the Game Changer category.

Countdown to the Danish Design Award: Why Support Design?

As media partner of the Danish Design Award, DANISH™ has asked a handful of the sponsors to elaborate on the fact that they’re actually supporting Danish design by sponsoring the event. Learn why they support a national award show praising design solutions that make a difference.

Countdown to the Danish Design Award: Svane Shipping Sponsoring Danish Design Award

Svane Shipping is opening up the doors to warehouse 115 to house the second half of Danish Design Award.

Countdown to the Danish Design Award: The Jury and the People

See the 18 persons assessing the design solutions submitted to Denmark’s major design award, the Danish Design Award.

Countdown to the Danish Design Award: Building Markets

A sexy disposable grill? It doesn’t sound possible, but CasusGrill has reinvented the concept of disposable grills. The Danish company is nominated in the Building Markets category at the Danish Design Award as one of four finalists.

Every Great Idea Needs a Sprinkle of Wow

What is a good event? The cultural event design and PR agency Culture Works spends every working hour figuring out, how they can wow people attending one of their events.

Countdown to the Danish Design Award: Improved Welfare

Meet the four finalists competing on the Danish Design Award in the Improved Welfare category.

Countdown to the Danish Design Award: Young Talent

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.

Legacy: A New Collection from Mater and PEDERJESSEN

Danish design company Mater has expanded their furniture family with a new lounge collection.

A Minimum of Constructions Equal Simplicity

Keep it simple. That's how it work at MOEBE, who just launched two new designs with a minimum of construction work, which makes space for the designs to shine.

Designing Atmosphere

POISE is a new shelving system from the Danish furniture manufacturer, Engelbrechts. Designed by Anders Hermansen, POISE is also a way of designing a certain atmosphere and making the system an actual architectural addition to its surrounding spaces.

Bikes are the New Black

Danish-founded company Sanitov is busy with urban good life and sustainability, which shows in their two newly launched bikes; movE and speeD.

The Idea of a Chair

DANISH™ asked two designer duos and one individual designer to elaborate on the question: What is the idea of a chair? See their answers here.

Q&A with OEO Studio on redesigning FLOS’s showroom

Recently, the cross-disciplinary designers from OEO Studio worked their creativity, redesigning the FLOS Scandinavia Copenhagen showroom.

A New Classic is Born

Danish island + French designer = New classic. The new ASKO chair is the result of a new collaboration between Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik and Patrick Norguet.

Easter is Coming

Easter is almost here and the festive season calls for an article. Take some time of and enjoy this list of nice Easter-ish designs. HAPPY EASTER!

Two associated members of DANISH™ in contention for the golden D at Danish Design Award 2017

The finalists for the upcoming event Danish Design Award 2017 have been revealed, and we are proud to announce that two of our members are among the finalists.

Dan Dryer Grabs Another Red Dot Award

In 2015, Dan Dryer won their first Red Dot Award for Björk hand dryer. And now, two years later, they double up with their second award for the Björk baby changing station.

What’s Cooking in the Danish Kitchen Industry?

What makes a good kitchen? We have looked at the latest trends in Danish kitchen designs to get you up to date on the hottest kitchen fashions right now.

The Ultimate DANISH™ Guide to Salone del Mobile

Stroll through our guide to the Danish must-sees at the Salone del Mobile in Milan on 4–9 April 2017.

Meet the New Nordic identity

The New Nordic wave has been around for a few years now, but to define what New Nordic is, we need to take a closer look at Nordic landscapes

Preserving Crafts, Creating Classics

While maintaining the quality of the right craftsmanship the founder of the Danish design brand Mater wants ethics in production to support the idea of a greener planet, and make people involved in the production to benefit from it.

Danish Design Aficionado? Try our quiz!

Pay close attention to questions on everything from Danish furniture, stereos and lighting.

Good Shapes Make the Best Designs

The shape is essential when new designs are brought into existence at Piece of Denmark. The small two-person company is absorbed by combining shapes and materials into perfect beauty.

Passionate about the Minimalistic Multifunction

Recently winning a German Design Award for his plywood bed, Danish designer Nicholas Rose showed that tireless focus on refining the same materials pays off.

Six Danish Designers to Watch

A plunge into the realm of exciting Danish designers to watch in the future.

A Fundament for Better Thoughts

Founding Fundament, we were very specific about underlying principles: The moral side of design on how our work could make the world better, rather than selling more furniture in an industry that is known for its unsustainable practices, was a key part.

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!

Exploring the Boundaries of Good Craftsmanship

With close to unparalleled focus on great finish, good materials and uncompromising designs, PIECE of DENMARK seeks to combine the sculptural with the functional.

Creating an "Aha" Experience

Michael Daae Christensen don't wanna create objects which only the well-off can buy; he wants to sell quality design at a price which most people can afford.

Concrete Aesthetics

Passions can be ignited by many different sparks. The passion of Danish architect Anders Toft for designing furniture made of concrete started off with a keen interest in experimenting and playing around with the heavy, and sometimes clumsy, material. Clumsiness is, however, not the best word for describing the products of the design company Tonton, which was founded by Toft some two years ago.

Moebe – No nonsense

”You will know us by our simple and functionally, constructed design. We do not apply unnecessary features or details – on the contrary we try to peel of as many layers as possible in order to reach a simple and minimalistic expression”.

The Poetry of Oak Knots

The Oak Men are truly engaged in their craft, where wood, especially oak wood, is the focal point. We visited them in their workshop and office space near Aarhus to have a talk about the poetry of wood, including knots.

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.

Crafting insights are worth as much as gold

“My workshop is just as important as my pencil,” claims furniture designer Hans Sandgren Jakobsen, who is one of the most prestigious and sought-after designers in Asia these days.

Caution! Playground Ahead

Jasper Morrison, designer, about Gert Kjeldtoft: Kjeldtoft were recommended to me by the owner of the wonderful Fredericia Furniture, makers of many Danish classic furniture designs. I was looking for a very high level of craftsmanship for a demanding client who wanted the best and insisted on a Danish carpenter. The resulting quality of joinery in the finished piece was remarkable, far better than I or the client had expected, and I greatly appreciated their ability to work around the inevitable problems. If it's quality and efficiency you're after, go see Kjeldtoft.        

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.

The Woman in the Middle

Rikke Hagen becomes humble as well as eccentric, facing a skilled craftsman. In contrast, she is truly at ease expressing a brilliant idea with finesse and professional competency.

Danish Design Takes Centre Stage in Munich

During Germany’s biggest design event, Munich Creative Business Week 2015, Denmark has been invited as the partner country.

Behind the Scenes of ‘Interference’

Digital media has become a part of our daily lives – not only in the form of the Internet but as urban architecture.


They are inseparable. The two founders of Norm.Architects, Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn, have made quite a name for themselves with their distinctive, minimal architectural aesthetic and no-nonsense approach, both in Denmark as well as internationally.

Why is Danish Design so Successful?

By Marie-Louise Munter Editor and Content Curator, "So, why is Danish design so successful?" This is a question I am often being asked by journalists from around the world

Luminous Sustainability by Monica Förster

Stone paper is a paper-like product, used for books, magazines and stationary to mention just a few uses. It is made from crushed limestone, which is very robust and also water-repellent. At the same time, the material has an exclusive look and feels very soft.

The Corky Output of an Abundant Alliance

An opportunity to exhibit a piece at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, where the keyword for the furniture pieces showcased was ‘extreme’, led to Danish designer Rikke Hagen deciding to create a chair made from one of the most extreme materials she knows: cork. At the same time, the chair is the outcome of a prolific collaboration between designers.

5 Signs That You’re Obsessed with Danish Design

We've collected the Top 5 causes to your hunger for Danish design, so that you can figure out if you are a real Danish design aficionado.

5 Fresh Interior Design Picks from Instagram

See DANISH™ and the editorial staff’s go-to Instagram profiles for inspirational images, particularly concerning the best and most creative of Danish design.

Winter ‘16/’17: Design News

Even though we’re at the end of the winter and summer seems so far away, there is still news that can satisfy your longing for Danish design.

The Story of Benny Frandsen and his Lighting Company

Recently, the man behind one of Denmark's biggest lighting adventures told DANISH™ the fulfilling story of his company – Frandsen Group.

Design Collaboration Enhances the Ties Between Denmark and Japan

The design collaboration between Denmark and Japan continues with this year's anniversary of diplomatic relations.

Join a Visual Tour de Force by DANISH™

Prepare for DANISH™ Visual Feed newsletter – a boiled-down bi-weekly graphical explosion in your inbox. The first one goes out today, so be sure to sign up for our mailing list.

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

We had a talk with Marie Kristine Schmidt, Head of Brand, Design and Marketing at Bang & Olufsen, about their traditions, design philosophy and what kind of responsibility she feels when it comes to keeping the brand alive.

A Loudspeaker of the Future

The renowned Danish audio and television manufacturer Bang & Olufsen recently presented a truly remarkable loudspeaker on the occasion of its 90th birthday.

Embracing Digital Power Tools

At the Danish design studio Hans Sandgren Jakobsen they are taking the opportunity to discover every asset of digital appliances in order to enhance their designs.

3 Lush Cars from the hands of Danish Designers

We dive into the world of automotive design with three staggering cars that all have one thing in common – their exterior is designed by Danish designers.

A Compressed Lesson in Design Thinking

For two weeks, 50 international design students have been working intensively in cooperation with Danish businesses and a municipality at DesignCamp2017. All designs and innovations implemented as business solutions have one thing in common – design thinking. This is what the participants at DesignCamp2017 in Kolding, Denmark have been learning about.

Incorporating Sculptural, Tactile and Functional Thoughts in Design

Utilising her sense of both aesthetically pleasing and functionalist solutions, the young Copenhagen-based designer Laura Bilde is someone to watch in the future.

Aviendo tailored

Aviendo is a family-owned Danish company with four offices around the globe, including Copenhagen. Divided into three separate brands, Aviendo’s ventures include natural skincare, organic chocolate and contemporary Danish design. According to Anders Nielsen, all three brands are united by three common values – quality, health and lifestyle.

Proud to announce - D2i will co-host Danish Design Award 2017

The publisher of DANISH™, D2i – Design to innovate is proud to announce to be the co-host of Danish Design Award 2017. The event is a two-step event taking it´s place first in the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen and hereafter in "the capital of design", Kolding. DANISH™ will follow this event closely.

Design for the Many

Design means to shape. Shape a product or a service so that it fits the needs of it users perfectly. In Denmark, two larger companies are working consciously and successfully to design for the people – but their ways of getting there are quite different.

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.

Top 10 Most-Read Design Articles of 2016

We’ve collected the 10 most-read design articles of 2016 for you.

Design Makes Life Magical

Danish OEO Studio has been involved in changing the lives of craftsmen and businesses across the globe – from a single guy producing crafted woodwork in Japan to large worldwide companies. But the philosophy is the same: Holistic design thinking makes the difference.

In a City of Bikes, Double U Brings Joy and Order

”There are nine million bicycles in Beijing”….Lyrics are the British singer/songwriter Katie Melua. It´s a very nice song. But for small start-up company Double U in Copenhagen the line could also be an obvious business opportunity. For a year now they have been designing and producing mobile bike stands suitable for festivals, cafés and concerts.

Enabling a Ray of Light

Mater have moved their designs forward, when incorporating modern lighting technology into their new lamp series.

A Fruitful Collaboration

The Less dining chair is the output of a collaboration between the significant Danish-Iceland design duo Welling/Ludvik and the Danish furniture manufacturer Cane-Line.

On Furniture, Black Stripes and Ballet

Engelbrechts is on a journey towards increased focus on the business-to-consumer segment meant to strengthen the entire business in terms of marketing opportunities and visual appearance.

5 insta-picks recommended by Spring/Summer

Even though the CEO and owner of digital agency Spring/Summer, Pelle Martin, personally has more than a thousand followers at @pelsen, he is always looking for inspiration for his work and personal life abroad. Enjoy his 5 recommendations for insta-feeds to follow.

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.

Engaging Accessories and a New Strategic Focus

In an effort to create growth and reach a wider audience, the Danish company ANDERSEN has engaged smaller-scale furniture as a new strategic focus.

Design for Sharing

By Thit Juul Madsen, CEO, D2i – Design to innovate

Take PEDERJESSEN for 5 Minutes

Danish PEDERJESSEN is moving fast across the map of Danish design. So we took the opportunity to ask them five quick questions about who they are and what is the key to their success.

Doll’s house 1: FEM

Indeed, scaling, mock-ups and high quality prototypes are a huge part of Studio FEM’s design process and creating these featured prominently when they were asked to name which were the five most important elements that constituted the basic fundamentals of their working process.

A cool branding tool

The people behind rewired say they are undertaking a branding mission with their products, which they describe as Danish modern lighting. We talked with rewired about the beginning of their branding journey and their products, which are meant to embody a certain ‘kind of coolness’.

We give you rewired

We are thrilled to be the first to present 'rewired' by Frandsen Projects, a new brand they will launch in January at northmodern. Having been around for 40 years, they truly know craftsmanship and quality. And now you can have a bit of that in your own home!

Urban Planning for Dinner

Imagine a dark, grey sky. Now add wind – and then maybe occasionally some rain….You are standing in the urban square at the gateway of the second largest city in Denmark. Besides the weather, you find nothing but empty space and a bench there. -This emptiness was just too much for architect and developer Frantz Longhi.

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.

Designing a Luxurious Travel Experience On-Site

The German luxury travel company Designreisen chose the Danish architectural firm Henning Larsen Architects to design a new store in Munich.

Q&A with Tine Mouritsen

Listening is the key to great design. That's the belief of Danish designer Tine Mouritsen, who has been running her own design studio for a decade.

Storm System – The Intelligent Home of the Future

The installation ring which Storm System is built around makes it possible to remove the number of visible components on both ceilings and walls. The mission for oneA is to design products that can be integrated into a building’s architecture without compromising on quality.

Quality – An Indefinite Amount of Time

As a fourth generation owner of the furniture manufacturer Bernh. Pedersen & Son, Thomas Bernhard Pedersen grew up with the touch and mindset of quality in the furniture business.

Changing Education with Design

As a leading company, when it comes to designing spaces and surroundings that let users adapt to everything from changing working habits to different learning situations, we asked Rosan Bosch Studio how to create the optimal learning environment.

Meet Marinov – A Connoisseur of Light

Originally trained as a coppersmith, Nikolay Marinov is a designer of lighting and light sources, who is permeated with passion, when it comes to his trade.

7 Danish Design Feeds to Follow

We proudly recommend you 7 Danish design feeds to follow on Instagram Photo by Marianne Jacobsen

Better Health Service Through Design

The Danish innovation agency Hatch & Bloom created a new concept for a waiting list in a Danish municipality, leading to a huge reduction of the waiting list and better service for the citizens.

Like Making a Movie

The Danish Shipowners’ Association’s latest website,, is more like a movie concept than creating a regular website. Spring/Summer, which designed the platform, says this style is necessary to communicate an important story.

The Subtle Elegance of Metal

Iron, aluminium, copper and brass are the cornerstones of Danish designer Arash Nourinejad’s lighting company, Anour.

Design that Lasts: A Remake of a Classic

Recently, the Danish furniture manufacturer Erik Jørgensen relaunched Arne Vodder's 1972 AV chaise longue chair, which wholly showcases the late designer's sense of detail, modest expression and fondness for natural materials.

Conquering New Land with Design

A leading European toilet equipment supplier captured a new clientele with a fresh product range that broke with an old, antiquated image. Ve2 is behind the design of the products.

Take Part in History and Understand Your Past

Meet Emil Juul Clevin, a recent design graduate of the Game Art, Design and Development programme at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Design (KADK). In his graduation project, ‘Hammershus – A Journey Through Time’, Emil Juul Clevin looked at Hammershus in Bornholm and set out to design a new way of interpreting this ruined castle.

Fantastic Plastic – also in Recycling!

IN SHORT “When a large system is facing a challenge, the solution can often come from below” Aniruddha Gupte, Industrial Designer

Chemo To Go, Please

Meet Rie Maktabi and Isabel Aagaard, two new graduate designers from the Co-design programme at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Design (KADK). In their final joint project, ‘Chemo to go, please’, the two designers focused on how to make life better for leukaemia patients.

Wood, Knife, Paper!

Paper is a precious and practical material and the focal point of graduate designer from Design School Kolding Li-Yu Lin's graduation project. Take care - you might become inspired.

A Tutti Piace Il Terrazzo

Broken pieces of surplus marble cast into a mixture of marble dust, cement and pigment. Terrazzo is the story about a sustainable Italian product invented at a time when making use of all resources was a virtue. Industrial designer Alberto Bellamolli has reinvented the material.  

Chinese Student Sheds Light on Danish Lamp Tradition

Graduate Chinese designer Zeyu Rong has approached the Danish traditions of good lighting from completely new angles.

Too Many Chefs – Improve The Broth!

Falafel, dolma, dates. Kofta, coriander and thin soft bread. Taste à la Gellerup places 80 different food cultures on the kitchen table and converts food into a mass medium.

Move and learn

A group of Danish sport scientists and designers invented a giant dice with digital interaction possibilities. iMO-LEARN sets new and better standards on how kids learn at school.

Architecture that lasts - showcased in Berlin

A selection of furniture has been chosen representing the renowned Danish architect and designer Poul Kjærholm's unique understanding of construction and craftsmanship in Jacksons Berlin exhibition.

Designing for the world's most important people

We focus on energy, design and health for children by talking to two of the most popular Danish children’s brands, asking them how they make great designs for children.

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.

Designing your future

"As a method, a mindset and a leadership tool, design can contribute to the creation of sustainable growth and help companies engage customers in new ways". – CEO, Christian Bason, Danish Design Centre

Lars Vejen's DESIGN COLLABORATIONS photo reel

Friday 3 June, the Danish designer Lars Vejen and manufacturing partners celebrates the power of design and collaboration in a show of diversity, innovation and attitude.

Export market enlarged by green transformation

Danish furniture manufacturer focuses on consumers’ eco awareness. A new sustainable furniture series, an eco label and greener production methods aim to strengthen the position of Mogens Hansen Møbler A/S in two key export markets. The strategy stood the test at the biggest Nordic furniture show, Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

Sharp design with a green profile

A retro chair is revitalized, and three of Denmark’s leading designers – Anders Nørgaard, Tom Stepp and Kai Kristiansen – create new designs for Mogens Hansen Møbler with the potential of becoming design classics. All with a new, green and sustainable profile.

Vivid Danish lighting

The Danish design company, VITA copenhagen, a lighting producer has combined two ideas: `Fly like a feather´ and `Shine like the light´ into a lamp called Eos.

Designed for Manhattan's skyline

A new partnership between Bjarke Ingels Group, KiBiSi and Republic of Fritz Hansen presents the VIA57™ chair – an example of architecture and design going hand in hand.

A total experience of design

Copenhagen soon sees the return of 3daysofdesign, a design event that lets you experience a range of Denmark’s best design brands up close. We sat down with event director Signe Byrdal Terenziani to discuss the idea of 3daysofdesign, while also narrowing down the actual goal for the event in a world that is full of events.

Choose your route for 3daysofdesign

To make the most of the major design event 3daysofdesign in Copenhagen, we hereby offer you five different routes to choose from. We hope you enjoy them!

Not enough sex in sustainability

We give you a short recap of Copenhagen Fashion Summit, where speakers under the headline 'responsible innovation' shouted out for more transparency and communication, and a change of values in fashion.

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.

Probably the most powerful industry in the world

By Eva Kruse, CEO, Danish Fashion Institute. The global fashion industry has an immense impact on the environment and on the millions of people who work in the industry, making it one of the most important industries worldwide.

The constructive utilisation of gravity

We explore the Danish designer Troels Grum-Schwensen's investigation of how to use the force of gravity as a co-player in locking and stabilising furniture structures, and how this can be articulated in well-built and easy comprehensible designs.

Fine dining with great furniture and wine

Today, more and more restaurants are focusing heavily on interior design, and here, we bring you a sneak peek of three of Copenhagen’s coolest restaurants.

Q&A with Thomas Graversen of Fredericia

We recently had a chat with owner and Creative Director of Fredericia, Thomas Graversen, about the enduring popularity of Danish design, his company Fredericia, which was founded in 1911, and the legacy of the late great Børge Mogensen, whose designs helped transform Fredericia from a local manufacturer into a global design brand.

Continuing Denmark’s proudest furniture legacy

We tell the story of two young Danish designers, who have the chance to contribute to one of the proudest legacies of Danish furniture.

Milan Design Week one-on-one

Weren’t you able to go? -Not to worry. We bring you the guided tour around Salone del Mobile from a DANISH™ perspective.

A look at contemporary Danish lighting

Good lighting impacts both function and well-being – and in addition to serving a purpose, it should also come in an aesthetically appealing package. Here, we bring you examples of contemporary Danish lighting.

Behind the world’s number-one textile brand

We sat down with the Danish textile company Kvadrat’s CEO Anders Byriel to talk about the importance of collaborations, the company’s DNA and how external designers affect it.

DDA '16: The winners are...

On April 7, the winners of the Danish Design Award 2016 were announced during a great award show in Copenhagen. The aim of the relaunched prize was to pay tribute to the effect and impact of Danish design, and a total of 15 winners were found.

Reporting from a tour de force in design

Almost 100 Danish design brands gathered to showcase their best products at the Trends & Traditions design fair, and here we want to give you a recap of its highlights.

Danish in Milan

In less than a week Milan will be crowded with visitors, exhibitors and designers. DANISH™ will of course be present but already now we remove the lid to reveal a part of this year´s Danish "go-sees".

Alternating the methods of innovation

Driving innovation forward demands different competencies and qualities in and around each company. Here, we want to give you a look inside the innovation processes of two Danish companies, namely the shoe manufacturer ECCO and the architectural firm 3XN.

Long live good design

There is general consensus that sustainability is a ‘plus’ word, and to many, it is essentially synonymous with organic materials, degradability and minimizing CO2 – in short: production methods that result in a lighter footprint on our shared planet. It is meaningful, however, to see the concept as broader in scope – not least in the design industry, where one of the most responsible approaches may be to create products with extreme durability.

A cornucopia of design and architecture

Design, architecture, and network and business knowledge fuse when Trends & Traditions, a one-day conference and meet-and-greet event, takes place on 31 March in Copenhagen.

Designer with insight and perspective

Nature’s scarce resources should be carefully managed, says the Danish furniture designer Hans Sandgren Jakobsen, who always considers both ethical and aesthetic aspects in his design work.

When design aids good health

In recent years, design that promotes good health has become more and more central to the way healthcare environments are conceived. Here, we want to give two examples of Danish-designed hospitals that aid good health through their designs.

A playground for artistic and personal growth

monqSTUDIO was established in the summer of 2013 and takes its name from its founder, who graduated as a furniture designer from TEKO in Herning in 2015. Based in Copenhagen, Monique Consentino founded monqSTUDIO while following a course in visual identity.

Danish highlights from the Stockholm Furniture Fair

We took a dive into the Danish design pool at the furniture fair in Stockholm that was held last week. Here are our favourites.

Design – and wine and dine – in a living showroom

Design Werck is a new export-oriented event-and-exhibition concept for Danish and Nordic design, located in a historical setting at Quintus Bastion in Copenhagen. The idea is to reach out to both private and professional customers, and to create a common gateway to the export market.

Utilising sustainable bamboo

We Do Wood creates furniture with an emphasis on both actual function and visual expression. On top of that, the Danish furniture brand is continually searching for ways of making its furniture as sustainable as possible.

Designing chairs for everyone

Six furniture design students has designed chairs made for people, who leave a different imprint. Their brief was to design furniture for bodies that are outside the average size and societal norm.

Breathing new life into an everyday object

The Danish textile company Kvadrat has always strived for quality, but in recent years the renowned brand has increased its focus on achieving excellence. The company recently launched Kvadrat Roller Blinds, which are made for architectural projects all over the world.

Design that lasts: the Egg

Arne Jacobsen’s perhaps most celebrated design is the Egg, which is a lounge chair designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, where everything from the door handles and the cutlery to the entire building was designed by Jacobsen.

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.

"I am pretty old-school"

The Danish designer Lars Vejen had an almost 20-year long career as director of one of Denmark’s biggest architectural firm’s in-house design department before he became self-employed. We had a talk with him about his design process, why he went solo and what design is capable of.

Das Haus at IMM Cologne by Sebastian Herkner

German designer Sebastian Herkner was chosen as guest of honour for this year’s IMM fair in Cologne where he designed Das Haus, a recurring concept, which first began in 2012 and was done by the talented Neri & Hu last year. Herkner designed a circular house that seems to be transparent while at the same time being very welcoming as a place that invites you to relax and enjoy yourself.

Five Danish designers to watch

New designers emerge in the wake of other designers, so we took the plunge into the realm of upcoming Danish designers and hand picked five exciting names to keep an eye on in the future.

Re-Framing the Bølling Tray Table

A well-designed table is often very stunning to look at, but just as often not the easiest item to handle. This was exactly what architect Hans Bølling wanted to challenge when designing the Bølling Tray Table in 1963

360° on Danish Design

The 360° on Danish Design event in Amsterdam-IJburg will provide you with the opportunity to meet some of the new and established Danish talents.

Q&A with Peter Frandsen from Verpan

The Danish company Verpan produces many of the late Danish designer Verner Panton’s designs. We talked to CEO of Verpan, Peter Frandsen, about experimenting with the design’s capabilities, the act of building a brand around a renowned designer and what the company learnt from Panton’s playful approach to design.

Danish design that makes working life better

We explore the different ways Danish design companies are making their products better by enhancing everything from light, ergonomics and functionality.

Top 10 most-read design articles of 2015

We made a list of the most popular design content from our online magazine this year, so sit tight, when we delve into the top 10 most-read design articles at DANISH™ in 2015.

Three contemporary Danish chair designs

We delve into three modern chair designs that all expresses a contemporary idiom, each adding their touch on the idea of what a chair should look like.

Design that lasts: the Corona Chair

The late Danish designer Poul M. Volther is the man behind the iconic Corona chair, which have been produced by Danish furniture brand Erik Jørgensen since 1964.

Design that lasts: the Spanish Chair

Børge Mogensen was a Danish designer who contributed significantly to making the concept of ‘Danish Modern’ known throughout the world. One of his later and perhaps most celebrated designs is the Spanish Chair.

northmodern is here

The Danish fair northmodern is a biannual event in Copenhagen that displays the best of Scandinavian design. While we wait for this year’s event to begin, we want to give you our top five recommendations of Danish must-sees.

The art of showcasing silver

The Danish silversmith and design company Georg Jensen recently opened two new flagship stores, one in London and one in Munich, Germany. Both boutiques were designed by the Danish interior architecture practice Studio David Thulstrup.

Behind the Scenes at VIPP

We had a look into how this popular VIPP bin came into being. Its design has not changed since first produced in 1939 – apart from the lid. That was altered in 1949 from a wavy shape to a rounded one because of new production techniques.

Q&A with Salto & Sigsgaard

We had a talk with Danish design duo Salto & Sigsgaard, who are mixing and combining their respective competencies within design and architecture to create designs that matter.

Behind the scenes at Dinesen

The Danish flooring company Dinesen demonstrates remarkable craftsmanship and a knowledge of wood. Dinesen’s passion for wood is evident when talking to fifth-generation owner Thomas Dinesen and the company’s employees. We visited the head office and production facility in the small town of Jels in Jutland, where it all began 117 years ago.

Behind the scenes at Louis Poulsen

We take you behind the scenes of Louis Poulsen – a Danish lighting manufacturer that produces some of the finest lamps.

Behind the scenes at Frandsen Project

Specialised in creating lamps and lighting, the Danish lighting manufacturer Frandsen Project specify, design and build their own bespoke products.

"Like a frozen moment"

We recently spoke with upcoming Danish designer Troels Flensted, who has just set up the new Flensted Studio in the northern harbour district of Copenhagen, which is currently busy producing bowls for a new special order.

Behind the scenes at Erik Jørgensen

We take you behind the scenes of Erik Jørgensen, where some of Denmark’s finest furniture are handcrafted with a great attention to detail.

Sebastian Herkner: ‘I create companions for life’

We caught up with designer Sebastian Herkner for a little talk about his thoughts on design. Herkner will be part of the Re-Framing Danish Design exhibition in Copenhagen on 28–30 May, where he and Dutch designer Niek Pulles will reinterpret ten Danish furniture pieces.

Re-Framing the Nordic Antique and Copper-gilded Combing Wallpapers

The Nordic Antique and the Copper-gilded Combing wallpapers are designed by the talented Heidi Zilmer, founder of the luxury wallpaper company Zilmers. Zilmers’ products are exceptional in that every item is made by hand from start to finish; this means that all surfaces and motifs are hand painted and all metals are applied manually.

PULK – a sledge turned upside down

There is something very Scandinavian about a sledge. It is an object familiar to all children and grown-ups during winter, and the cause of hours of fun in the snow.

Two Designers Tweak Danish Icons

By Lauren Grieco, Frame Magazine. Re-Framing Danish Design invites visitors to view Denmark’s classic and contemporary pieces through a global lens. As any seasoned treasure-hunter knows, a second glance is worth its weight in gold. Re-Framing Danish Design proves the point.

A look inside an artist's guest house

The Danish Art Workshops’ new guest house accommodates artists from all over the world, offering them a living area while working on their next big project.

Play for the sake of play

We set out to investigate the special Danish method for designing play experiences, so we talked with Karen Feder, Design School Kolding’s Manager of the LAB for Play & Design.

Discover Danish design and architecture through three different exhibitions

We have hand-picked three exhibitions that will allow you to experience a range of Danish design and architecture, with each offering interesting displays and a creative use of the exhibition space.

Q&A with Martin Bay from Nordic Appeal

Nordic Appeal is a Danish brand that designs accessories for Apple’s products. We had a talk with co-founder Martin Bay about why they use plywood in their products, why ergonomics is so important and a talk about what is in store for the brand.

Celebrating 10 Years

Normann Copenhagen’s flagship store in Copenhagen first opened its doors on 21 November 2005. This year, the store is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

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.

A design kind of Easter in Copenhagen

Easter is upon us – and what better way to celebrate it than to treat yourself to a Danish design tour around Copenhagen’s restaurant and bar scene?

Could we talk about design?

By Frederikke Aagaard, Architect MAA and TV presenter. Design is the signage that gets you through the airport, it is the defibrillator that anyone can operate, a way of teaching maths, a packaging material made from organic mushrooms and a file sharing platform for 3D printing. Design is also the lamp that makes the most of LED light sources, an easy chair that you keep for life, a teapot that brews a perfect cup of tea and a warm beautiful blanket.

The recipe for designing good playgrounds

We asked two Danish playground companies how they make their solutions playable and meet the challenge of designing for children.

A great silversmith and his impressive apprentice

Georg Jensen and Kay Bojesen are two Danish silversmiths who contributed substantially to the Danish silversmith tradition. Delving into the works of these two late greats, it becomes clear how design and craftsmanship paid a significant role in the creation of their works.

“Our apartment is one big prototype”

Roon & Rahn is a Danish design company on the verge of a new chapter. We talked with co-founder and designer René Hansen about the designs, increased quantities and collaborations that are helping to push the company forward.

Behind the Scenes of We Do Wood

We Do Wood in their production in Copenhagen. Join us, for a glimpse behind the scenes and hear all about the famous Lilly Chair as well as some brand new products. This video is a unique insight into the design process and craftsmanship that goes into the making of a We Do Wood product.

When design is made to save lives

Different designs are conceived to support many different needs, and each design serves a purpose, e.g. a chair lets you sit, a knife lets you cut and a watch tells you the time. Some designs even have the ability to save lives.

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.


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.

The Kitchen of Today

Today, we not only want a kitchen that fulfils a practical need and looks good, we want to have custom-made solutions that reflect our personal style.

The spirited design story behind by Lassen

The Danish design company by Lassen is renowned for the Kubus candleholder designed by architect Mogens Lassen in 1962. Today, by Lassen designs and produces a wide range of interior products and home accessories.

Times are changing

It is time for changes within the Danish design and architecture scene, as both Dorte Mandrup, owner of Dorte Mandrup Architects, and Thomas Graversen, owner of Fredericia Furniture, have carefully analysed the needs of their companies and chosen to take a very ambitious and forward-looking step on the path towards a new period.

Changing the ways of New Yorkers

Denmark is known for its infrastructure and good bike lanes. Whether you are a student or a businessperson, your chosen form of transport will often be the bike. For some time, other countries have been looking to Denmark – and to Scandinavia in general – for inspiration on how to reduce public car use and increase the cyclist culture, as well as on how to transform public spaces into pedestrian-friendly areas.

Danish design with international potential

It was international potential and the courage to cut across boundaries that were celebrated at the Design Awards 2015, established by the three major Danish lifestyle magazines Bo Bedre, Bolig Magasinet and Costume Living.

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.

How to build a brand

Great stories, a refined product and social currency are keywords in the branding of the Danish brewing company Carlsberg Group and its subsidiaries. We set out to investigate how the people responsible for one of the finest beer brands in the world are doing their job.

Small is beautiful

Even though the theme for the SE – The Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition 2015 – is Petite furniture, now has never been a greater time to experience this grand old museum and to explore how the 45 exhibited furniture pieces engage with the classical rooms of the Øregaard Museum in Hellerup: great innovation and craftsmanship, all tied together in inspiring surroundings.

INDEX: Award: Here are the winners!

Last night saw the presentation of the international INDEX: Award in Elsinore, Denmark. The award, which recognises design that improves life, was presented to five winners that a jury chose from among 46 finalists that had been shortlisted from 1123 nominations.

Design that lasts: the Wishbone Chair

Today we are focusing on one of the most celebrated Danish furniture designs in modern times: the Wishbone Chair. Designed by late Danish designer Hans J. Wegner, this dining chair was part of the “Danish Modern” period that changed the way people looked at furniture in the 1950s and 1960s.

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

Danish design prize aims to change the world

By Kigge Hvid, CEO at INDEX: Design to Improve Life® Asked recently what she saw as the single-greatest driver of social change, Melinda of the Gates Foundation replied: 'Design'. This is the background behind what makes the quote from Melinda Gates is so interesting and progressive. And the very backbone of INDEX: Design to Improve Life®, which focuses only on design that improves life.

Q&A with Boris Berlin from Iskos-Berlin

We had a talk with Danish/Russian industrial designer Boris Berlin, who back in the late 80s co-founded the Danish design practice Komplot Design and now runs the design duo Iskos-Berlin in partnership with Aleksej Iskos. Berlin has designed just about everything, from a colour marker to the graphical identity of a bus travel company, though his greatest passion is industrial design.

Finn Juhl’s Pelican Chair gets artistic makeover

Danish furniture manufacturer Onecollection has created an Artwork Edition of Finn Juhl’s Pelican chair in collaboration with London-based design company Domicileculture, to mark the chair’s 75th birthday.

What to see at northmodern

The Danish design fair northmodern is almost here! From 13 August to 15 August, Copenhagen’s Bella Center will be buzzing as design enthusiasts from all over the world gather to see the latest ideas from the Scandinavian design scene.

Reporting back from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Graduation Exhibition

DANISH™ went to the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture and Design Graduation Exhibtion and had a talk with the designers behind two of the exhibited projects – a winged armchair and a virtual game for kids.

A Life on the water

When you visit Copenhagen you will come across a lot of different houseboats if you are near Sluseholmen, Ved Slusen, Havneholmen or Islands Brygge. We visited Lisbeth and Laust on their houseboat in the southern part of Copenhagen called “Ved Slusen”.

A new haptic power-glove tool

A new “power-glove”, called Happaratus, makes it possible to shape and sculpt hard materials with your hands. The haptic power-tool consists of a series of abrasive pads right at your fingertips that make it possible to feel and form the material up close. The pads provide high efficiency and exceptional control.

Three Danish designs among the finalists for the INDEX: Award

The world’s most prestigious design award, the INDEX: Award, will be presented this August. Three Danish designs are finalists for the award that includes a total prize sum of 500,000 euro.

Five Danish designers to watch

Today’s Danish design stands on the shoulders of our giants of the past – inspired by icons like Jacobsen, Wegner and Mogensen – but what do the new designs look like and who should you pay particular attention to? We set out to find five upcoming designers to watch in the future.

Reporting back from 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen

The design scene in Copenhagen was buzzing with activities during 3 Days of Design; indeed, it seems that Copenhagen finally has a design event that is attracting attention from all over the world, just like Stockholm and Milan have had for years.

DANISH™ takes 3 Days of Design

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Copenhagen is celebrating design during 3 Days of Design. The design days are about everything design and will showcase the very best of contemporary Danish design.

LEDs draw attention to car brand in Berlin

The Danish design office Kollision has just revealed their newest project in Berlin.

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.

Niek Pulles: "Good design is like falling in love"

At the upcoming Re-Framing Danish Design exhibition, Dutch designer Niek Pulles is going to showcase his interpretations of ten Danish furniture pieces. We have asked him about inspirations, good design and how Dutch and Danish design can affect each other.

Re-Framing the Fiber Chair

The Fiber Chair from Muuto is going to be a part of the Re-Framing Danish Design exhibition, where designers Niek Pulles and Sebastian Herkner are going to reinterpret/re-frame the chair.

Re-Framing the Tongue Chair

This May, the iconic Tongue Chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen, is going to be part of the Re-Framing Danish Design exhibition, where designers Niek Pulles and Sebastian Herkner are going to reinterpret the chair

Re-Framing the Safari Chair

Designed in 1933 by Kaare Klint, the Safari Chair was one of the world’s first ‘build-it-yourself’ pieces of furniture. Since its launch, it has become a true modern classic due to its simple functionality and elegant design. Today, it is highly appreciated by design lovers all over the world.

A Danish design classic celebrates its 100th birthday in Milan

We stopped by Rud. Rasmussens Snedkerier’s exhibition space at the Salone del Mobile earlier this April. The renowned Danish cabinetmaker’s workshop had a special anniversary item displayed among the exhibited furniture pieces: the Faaborg Chair.

DANISH™ took Milan!

We went to the Salone del Mobile design week in Milan last week, and spotted all the great Danish design. We give you our Danish design tour de force of the design districts Brera and Ventura Lambrate, as well as from the fair.

Interview with Jakob Munk from Butchers & Bicycles

Coming from a background in engineering, the three guys behind Butchers & Bicycles set out to redefine the way a cargo bike is made. We interviewed co-founder and company brand and communication wizard, Jakob Munk, and discovered that the brand’s products almost sell themselves.

When the balance tips

By Birgitte Wulff. When is the balance offset to the point that it tips? Designer Stine Weigelt sets out to illustrate this with her table design Tipping Point.

To ease the troubles of finding one's way

We took a closer look at why wayfinding is so important, when going to everything from an airport to a hospital. The last thing you need to worry about when rushing to catch a plane is finding your way.

Old Lace - New Trick

By Birgitte Wulff. Lacemaking is fast becoming a lost art. Although designer Camilla Skøtt does not master the craft herself, she draws inspiration from it, and that has now resulted in a table.

Re-Framing the Caravaggio Pendant

Lightyears is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the company and the Caravaggio pendant this year. Therefore, Lightyears found it appropriate to contribute the Caravaggio lamp to ‘Re-Framing Danish Design’, a joint exhibition from DANISH™ and Frame Magazine.

Danish Design takes Milan, Part Two

We continue our brief overview of the Danish contribution to the annual design fair in Milan, Salone del Mobile. The fair is held on 14–19 April and both Denmark’s architect schools are represented at the Ventura Lambrate exhibition space.

Danish Design takes Milan

In a few weeks the talk of the town will be Salone del Mobile when the design world gathers in Milan from 14 to 19 April. DANISH™ will be there to give you the best of Danish design. Before we go, we have gathered a brief overview of the Danish must-sees.

Trends in interior design

By Tine Mouritsen. I actually think that the old English proverb ‘A man’s home is his castle’ applies equally well to us here in Denmark. Much of the Danish way of life centers around the home, which, of course, may also be due to the cold weather outside! We create spaces – cozy spaces, personal spaces, functional spaces – where the home becomes part of our character and personal identity in a way. We invite people into our homes, so this private realm is part of the story we tell about ourselves and display to others.

Behind the screens of the new Gubi store

Modern classics are perfectly aligned and styled in the new Gubi store in Copenhagen by designer Caroline Ost and Jacob Gubi. Caroline is a former Senior Designer from Dimore Studio in Milan.

Re-Framing the PLATEAU coffee/side table

The PLATEAU coffee/side table, soon to be launched by dk3, is designed by Søren Rose Studio – a New York-based acclaimed Danish design studio renowned for its honest aesthetics and subtle design.

PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED opens new showroom

Today, another cool showroom is added to the interior scene of Copenhagen as PLEASE WAIT to be SEATED opens its new showroom in Frederiksgade.

Re-Framing the J39 Chair

The man behind the J39 Chair, Børge Mogensen, was the furniture designer who placed quality furniture at reasonable prices in to Danish homes. From his private practice, Børge Mogensen created some of the 1950s’ and 1960s’ most iconic classics. Børge Mogensen’s lifelong mission was to create simple and practical furniture.

The art of running a two-fold design company

Helle Herman Mortensen and Jonas Herman Pedersen are the founders of Herman Studio and Herman Cph. They run a two-fold design company that combines a design studio with its own design brand while still designing for other brands – something they see only as an advantage.

OeO on Dinesen’s new Showroom in Copenhagen

The Danish design studio OeO is run by Thomas Lykke and Anne-Marie Buemann. We met up with Creative Director Thomas Lykke to talk about their ideas and the concept for the design of Dinesen’s new showroom.

Re-Framing the Series 7™ Chair

Arne Jacobsen was very productive as a designer and as an architect. His furniture and other design work has become a part of the Danish design heritage. When designing the Series 7 Chair, Arne Jacobsen exploited the possibilities of the lamination technique. The chair is ideally suited to fit the human body, and its backrest is comfortable to lean up against as it has a natural “give”.

The core substance of design in transformation

By Morten Grøn, CEO, Design denmark. In the coming days, 18-20 January 2015, Design denmark co-hosts a conference and a series of open debates with designers, companies, trend researchers, design education programmes etc. in cooperation with the design trade show Northmodern. We call the event ’GRUNDstof i dansk design’ (core substance of Danish design)..

Introducing Poul Madsen – Normann Copenhagen

During Northmodern, the Danish fair, which was just held in Copenhagen from 18th–20th January, we caught up with Poul Madsen, who owns Normann Copenhagen, together with Jan Andersen.

Behind the making of Form by Simon Legald

The Form collection is Normann Copenhagen’s new series of tables and chairs designed by Simon Legald. The concept for Form was Simon’s final project for his graduation from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Since then, he has refined his design and adjusted small details in order to achieve the perfect result.

Turn up the Volume

The Danish/Italian design duo GamFratesi has designed a new lamp for Lightyears. It is inspired by the volume button on 1980s stereo amplifiers. We got hold of their drawings so you can get a glimpse into their design process.

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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