New Danish Designs for UN HQ
Sixty years ago, Danish architect Finn Juhl designed the interior of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The space is undergoing a major restoration and renovation, and when it's completed in approximately two years, the works of a new generation of Danish designers will also grace the space. In December, the Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Crafts and Design invited five designers to participate in a furniture competition to "reinvent Danish classics" and last week, the winner was announced.
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- Built in 1942, Finn Juhl’s home remains one of the greatest masterpieces of Danish design.
- This fall we had the opportunity to pay a visit to Copenhagen, Denmark, where design buffs and locals alike are honoring what would have been the 100th birthday of one of the most influential (and…
- Danish Crafts, an organization devoted to representing up-and-coming Danish designers, announced this year’s Mindcraft, their exhibition at Milan’s Fuori Salone 2013.
Parsons The New School for Design is partnering with the Danish Design Centre and Consulate General of Denmark to present Danish Design Review New York: "Living the Legacy—Designing the Future." This event is free and open to the public.
This daylong symposium will feature presentations by eight young designers from Denmark—the winners and nominees of the Danish Design Award 2012—who will be led through a design review by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art. The designers will present their work in a moderated discussion with Rama Chorpash, Director of Product Design at Parsons and Nille Juul Sorenson, Director of the Danish Design Centre in Copenhagen.
The symposium will also include a presentation of the current restoration of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the United Nations, designed by Danish architect and designer Finn Juhl.
- Dwell is in Milan this week, reporting on the furniture industry's biggest design fair, Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
- We've started to get some great submissions for the design phase of our Innovate It competition.
- In 2005, Danish company Architectmade launched with the goal of bringing to light products designed by architects.
- Check out the Dwell editors' favorite furniture from day two of ICFF and NYCxDesign week.