Denmark to Host Second International Copenhagen Design Week

August 3, 2011

Denmark will host their second international Copenhagen Design Week next month, September 1st-6th. Copenhagen Design Week is by Danish Design Centre and was founded in 2009.

[/caption]This year’s theme is “Think Human” and Copenhagen has been turned into a living lab for experimentation of future people-friendly designs. There are three large scale sustainable urban development labs:

  1. Orestad
  2. Carlsberg
  3. Nordhavnen

INDEX is a permanent collection at the Designmuseum Denmark which showcases examples of “Design to Improve Life” from 2005, 2007, and 2009 competitions. There are five award categories: Body, Home, Work, Play and Community.

INDEX Award Exhibition

Kvaesthusmolen is by the Royal Danish Playhouse and will include exhibitions, morning talk shows and the story of “Think Human” to get everyone involved and understanding the ideas behind Copenhagen Design Week 2011.
CITA is an innovative research environment for the mixture and future of architecture and digital technologies. It:

“Currently seeks to investigate how the current forming of a digital culture impacts on architectural thinking and practice.”

Code11 is Europe’s current top 50 hottest interior designers and design projects as a trade show only open to the public one day of Design Week.
Magasin Du Nord is a modern shopping center in a historical department store, the largest in Denmark, that has been open for 115 years.

The Tour of Finn Juhl’s Home is part of the art museum, Ordrupgaard. Finn Juhl was a Danish Architect and Designer who passed away and his home has been preserved for public tours.

Resource: Copenhagen Design Week 11



Jennifer Shockley

Jennifer is originally from Colorado and has recently moved back from Michigan. She is finishing up her Master’s degree in Architecture. She is currently focusing on urban planning and sustainable design and hopes to gain employment at a design firm specializing in these areas. Jennifer also has writing experience serving as an editor for her school newspaper and college magazine. Jennifer has two cats named Prada and Dior-aptly named after her shoe obsession. You can follow Jennifer on twitter @jenshock81.