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3. Advent: 8 Nuggets of Advice from the Professionals

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

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.

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.

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.

Why do We Need to Design Services?

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.

Nordic Design on the Agenda at SXSW 2017

Design isn't only about beautiful buildings and iconic items. Peter Kamph, Head of Communication at Danish Design Center, gives his take on design after visiting this years SXSW in Austin, Texas.

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

Gehl Architects on Livability

The term livability tends to sum up what we associate with the welfare of a city, the architecture, and the urban development. Livability suggests that quality of life is the holy grail of urban development but it creates a clear hierarchy where architecture and design is at the top. Words come from Jeff Risom, Partner and Managing Director at Gehl, US in his latest blog.

Design for Sharing

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

Strong Design Creates Social Interaction

Our architecture combines strong design with high functionality, which promotes social interaction and sustainable solutions, states Jan Ammundsen of 3XN.

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

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.

21st Century Danes

By Ellie Stathaki, Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. The recent announcement for the architect behind this year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London highlighted what we already knew; 2016 will be a great year for Danish design.

A Sense of Community

By Mette Kynne Frandsen, CEO & Partner at Henning Larsen Architects. When travelling abroad, I am often asked, ‘How does the work of Danish architecture practices differ from the work of foreign practices?’ Allow me to answer using the typology of cultural buildings as the example

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)..

Danish architects design modern hybrid library in Canada

By Ida Relsted Kærup, Architectural Communication Officer at schmidt hammer lassen.  The first, large-scale, modern hybrid library to open in Canada in recent years, the new Halifax Central Library, designed by Danish firm schmidt hammer lassen architects, has just opened in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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