From the Curator

Denmark is one of Europe’s smallest nations, and yet Danish design continues to make its mark internationally. Throughout history, design has played a major role in Danish culture, as a tool for implementing effectively utilitarian, democratic practices in which a good quality of life is a natural-born right, and not a privilege. Today, Danish designers continue to embrace this principle, creating works whose aesthetic power is matched equally by their functionality. We also see a prominent use, or re-use, of natural materials, which is also part of the Danish emphasis on green, sustainable design. Many Danish designers also integrate a dimension of crossover into their work, as seen in the first Danish collection, bridging fields of design or craft: a renowned fashion designer creates wall pieces; a textile designer produces hand-crafted art pieces, and a furniture designer explores the scientific extraction of local materials.




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  • A carpenter and a graduate from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts -…
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  • Gurli Elbækgard trained classically as a ceramist at the Kolding School of Design and the…
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  • Although her studies led her to sculpture, Martine Myrup now works mainly in textiles,…
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  • Jonas Edvard is a young Danish designer working and living in Copenhagen. In all…
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  • A Hint of Neon's universe of contemporary interiors and fashion is a natural extension…
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  • Rasmus Warberg trained as a carpenter before enrolling in the Danish Royal Academy of…
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  • Claire Maria Lehmann and Iben Harboe, both educated at Denmark’s Design School, have worked…
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