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Past exhibition


DANISH DESIGN NOW presents a rich selection from a wide spectrum of contemporary Danish design. You will see furniture, product design, graphic design, fashion and design for public spaces. Everything has been designed in the 21st century by talented and influential Danish designers. The exhibition includes “superobjects” within the crafts of ceramics, glass, and jewelry and directs its focus towards the most artistically innovative objects in each field.

The exhibit is the first overview of the tendencies that have taken hold in Denmark in the new millennium, in dialogue with international movements. DANISH DESIGN NOW shows off the diversity of new designers and craftsmen and of style trends, lifestyle choices and technological innovation.

Meet the superobjects

The exhibit also includes handicrafts and focuses on the most artistically innovative in the field in the form of “superobjects” of ceramics, glass and jewellery as well as unique objects, some of which have been specially made for the exhibit. Using striking examples, the exhibit shows how handicrafts can be a potential source of new thinking in industrial design.

The exhibit’s curator, Designmuseum Danmark’s Head Librarian and Head of Research Lars Dybdahl, says:

“Right now there is international interest in Danish culture products and Danish design. After Danish design’s “golden age” in the 1950s and 1960s, contemporary design in Denmark is showing renewed strength and Danish designers are encountering great success on the global design scene. With Dansk Design Now, we’re hoping to illustrate the trends that make up our “everyday design” and show how Danish design covers every part of the spectrum – from urban design to experimental handicrafts, the superobjects.”

Visit the designers

In addition to experiencing the many design objects, you can also immerse yourself in 20 newly-produced interviews that show the design process behind the objects in the exhibition and profile the designers’ approach to their practice.

Among the interviewees are Louise Campbell, Ole Jensen, Cecilie Manz, Kasper Salto, and Henrik Vibskov.



Before you visit

Do you wish a quick intro to Danish design? We have created a podcast series of three episodes that will give you an intro to our museum, the ‘Danish Modern’ period and Danish design today.

You will get to know world famous designers like Hans Wegner, Børge Mogensen and Arne Jacobsen. And how these great pioneers still inspire designers in Denmark and around the world.

You will get an understanding of the qualities that makes Danish design special. From the famous chairs from the Golden Age of Danish design to the modern solutions of today, where designers bring important issues like sustainability and environmental issues into their designs.

Listen to the podcast here