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Modern design is part of the Danes’ national identity and daily life. Many Danish products have become archetypes or icons of 20th century design.

Industrial design, furniture and aesthetic objects have always been some of Denmark's biggest exports. Famous Danes include: Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Poul Henningsen and Verner Panton who are known throughout the world for their design classics.

Finn Juhl

Spotlight on Finn Juhl

Finn Juhl is regarded as the father of "Danish Design" and became world famous after he designed the Trusteeship Council in the UN building.

Arne Jacobsen Egg

Factsheet on Furniture and Industrial Design

Design does not merely exist in itself – design reflects society. This applies to classic Danish design from the 1950s and 1960s as well as to Danish design in the new millennium. As society changes, so does its design.
Sustainability by Design

Sustainability by Design

Design plays a crucial role in the environmental performance of products.

Index award

INDEX - The Design Award that makes a difference

Danish-based INDEX: Award is presented every two years in Copenhagen and is the most prestigious design award in the world.