New design festival
launches in Denmark 4 May 2017

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Major new design festival launches in Denmark
Danish Design Festival is a significant new initiative, uniting Danish design events and organisations for the first time. Taking place in locations across Denmark from 4 May to 9 June 2017, the first edition of the festival will promote and celebrate diversity in Danish design and craft through exhibitions, experiences, talks, conferences and awards.

The festival will encourage open debate around Denmark’s thriving and internationally respected design sector, foster collaborations and uncover fresh talent.

It will also spotlight new solutions for industry and create business opportunities for Danish and international design businesses.

Bringing design events together
The founding partners of the Danish Design Festival have joined forces to create a platform that will elevate Danish design and craft while also making it more accessible to both professionals and members of the public.

By bringing the country’s various design events and organisations together, the festival will demonstrate the breadth of innovation and expertise that can be found in Denmark’s various design communities.
Danish Design Festival has been initiated by an alliance of organisations, including:
− Danish Design Centre
− Design denmark
− Danish Crafts & Design Association
− Designmuseum Danmark
− northmodern
− Municipality of Kolding

Danish Design Festival is sponsored by The City of Copenhagen.

The festival will celebrate the diversity of Danish design, covering social design, service design, design thinking, tech, digital design, design icons and new experimental craft among many other disciplines and sectors. It will also help demonstrate design’s ability to create value and contribute to economic growth, as well as its potential impact on quality of life and cultural identity.

The 2017 edition will act as a prototype, with plans for the festival to grow larger over the next few years. For more information, visit