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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.

Open Door-Event Represent the Danish Way of BILTing

Join the world of BIM.

Creativity World Forum

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

Last Day at BILT Europe 2017

Each day during BILT Europe, which is taking place in Aarhus, Denmark (the 2017 European capital of culture), DANISH™ will present the laughs, the knowledge and the gadget of the day.  

Essence of Day 2 at BILT Europe

The second day of BILT began with the ‘Glorious Gadgets’ function. For more than 30 minutes, the committee took the delegates through a fun yet serious journey examining new digital inventions. Some were related to the building industry, and some were just…new.  

Short Report on 1st Day at BILT Europe

With the opening  early this morning keynote speaker Anders Hvid, founder of DareDisrupt and co-founder of Singularity University in Denmark gave his take on digitalisation as a mindset and a challenge on how the building industry expects it self to be disruptive.

It Takes Courage!

“When using only digitalisation as an extension of your usual routines or to optimise your work processes is misunderstood, we have to dare to rethink our perception of businesses and branches to gain fully from the technological development,” stated Anders Hvid from Dare Disrupt. He is the keynote speaker at BILT Europe next week.

The DANISH™ Guide to London Design Festival 2017

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

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.

BILT Better Buildings – a Talk with an Executive Chairman

This October, BILT Europe will take place in Aarhus, Denmark. Architects, engineers and contractors (ed. AEC) will meet for up to six days to promote better communication within the building industry – all with a focus on increasing efficiency and lowering costs within the sector.

Architecture and Sports Unite at Vestre Fjord Park

Vestre Fjord Park. The new project designed by ADEPT had a baptism of fire at this year's DGI Sport and Cultural Festival.

An architectural injection into the world of art

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

BIM Creates Better Buildings

The Building Information Modelling conference BILT Europe is aiming to conquer Aarhus this October by bringing European professionals in the architecture business together. According to one of the people behind bringing the event to Aarhus, BIM creates better solutions and helps architects to meet the very high demands in the building sector.

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.

An Anthropological Perspective on Award Shows

What kind of phenomenon is an award show? Read an anthropological perspective on a show like the Danish Design Award by Pernille Clemmensen.

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.

Countdown to the Danish Design Award: Harnessing a Multi-Applicable Material

The Danish Design Award show is about to become a valuable display window to the building and design industry for the shrink wrap reseller HP Masking. The Danish company sees an opportunity to introduce innovation to the business.

The Key is Diversity

To Baks Arkitekter, diversity and knowledge sharing are core values when working with architecture.

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.

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.

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!

RISING a challenge

Three main themes are in focus for the RISING Architecture Week 2017: Materials, The City and The Society. But more importantly: You are invited to participate in finding the challenges of tomorrow that should be the content of the festival!

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.

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.

And the Winners are…

This year’s Media Architecture Biennale, MAB14, was held in Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark, between 19 and 22 November. It all ended with a grand award show at the town hall in Aarhus.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Report: Bjarke Ingels’ talk at the Aarhus School of Architecture

The man behind architectural developments such as the VIA 57 West courtscraper, the new Google Headquarter in Mountain View and the “grand vision” behind SpaceX’s Hyperloop, was giving a talk on social infrastructure and hedonistic sustainability.

RTC - Are you going?

RTC Europe is an event covering Building Information Modelling (BIM) in all its aspects, with a core focus on workflows centred on Autodesk Revit, as well as complementary and alternative applications. This is a ‘for users, by users’ event, where experts and leaders in the field of BIM share their knowledge and experience, express their passion and exchange their insights.

Temporary Architecture, Part I: Roskilde Festival

Danish architect, Jes Vagnby, has been working with temporary architecture and music festivals for the past several decades, at the same time discovering new perspectives on more permanent cities. According to Vagnby, temporary festival spaces can move focus away from individualism towards a more concentrated community feeling and social sustainability.

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.

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!

Architecture for the many

We go behind the exhibition ‘Art of Many and The Right to Space’, which is the Danish contribution to this year’s architectural Biennale in Venice, Italy.

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.

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.

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".

Reporting back from MIPIM

MIPIM, which is one of the world’s largest property events, took place in Cannes, France, last week. We watched some of Denmark’s most creative architects talk about their projects to the crowds of real estate developers and investors.

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.

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.

An offer with plenty of architecture

From 10 to 20 March, Copenhagen Architecture Festival will take place in the Danish cities of Aarhus, Aalborg and Copenhagen. The festival feature more than 150 events that offer a wide range of approaches to architecture.

MIPIM is on its way

This March, the southern French city of Cannes is hosting MIPIM, which is an international property event. With more than 1500 architects, MIPIM has become a major event for international architecture.

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.

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.

A look at temporary Danish architecture

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

Go-to exhibitions this spring

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Copenhagen Architecture Festival – CAFx 2015

Copenhagen Architecture Festival 2015 will be taking place simultaneously in both Aarhus and Copenhagen, featuring around seventy events spread out over the two cities.

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.

Turning shipping containers into modern housing

Danish architectural practice Vandkunsten recently helped design CPH Shelter, a sustainable mobile housing system built using traditional shipping containers.

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.

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.

DANISH™ Architecture in Copenhagen

We aim to show how Copenhagen is a city to watch when it comes to showing the effects that good and innovative architecture can have on society. We hope you will enjoy our video!

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.

See our recommendations for RISING

We have chosen a few recommendations for you, if you are planning to visit RISING Architecture Week in Copenhagen next week.

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.

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.

RISING: Aarhus Pre-Event

Tomorrow, 29 August, a new architecture exhibition called CREATE WITH aarhUS is opening in Aarhus, Denmark, as part of the RISING Architecture Week’s Pre-Event.

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.

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

RISING Architecture Week is just around the corner

September will see architecture as the focal point of tremendous activity in Copenhagen with the city running its first RISING Architecture Week from 15 - 18 September 2015. We have selected a few highlights for you here.

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.

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.

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.

Meet the man behind Denmark’s new architecture week

We had a talk with Peter Mørk, the originator of the Rising Architecture Week, which will run from 15 to 18 September 2015 in Copenhagen.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

Join BIG for ‘HOT TO COLD: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation’

At the National Building Museum in Washington D.C., you can experience sixty of BIG’s latest projects from around the world in the exhibition: ‘HOT TO COLD: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation’.

Kolding Light Festival

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