Category Archives: Denmark

Menu Space is a newly finished showroom, office, and café, designed in collaboration with Norm Architects for Danish design company MENU.

Menu Space is the new showroom, office, and café in Copenhagen. The interior is inspired by the raw and industrial setting of the surrounding area. Located in the upcoming Copenhagen neighbourhood surrounding the harbour in Nordhavn. “The space draws heavy inspiration from strong materials such as concrete and steel, which can be seen throughout the space. This use of natural and durable materials provides a beautiful contrast to the objects and designs that fill the plateaus, floors, and corners.” – Norm Architects Vibrant and inspiring…

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The 2nd international Copenhagen Design Week is to be held in Copenhagen from 1st to 6th September 2011.

Copenhagen Design Week brings together activities from the world’s largest design award: INDEX:Award to exhibitions and conferences showing Copenhagen as a living lab of sustainable urban development. The week offers an exciting programme with exhibitions, conferences, talks, guided architecture tours etc. – all in a “Think Human” context. http://www.copenhagendesignweek.com/

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Gemini

Peter Karpf has always been fascinated by the living flame and therefore designed a candleholder with not one but two flame holders. Shaped in polished stainless steel like a half circle the Gemini candleholder provides an all-neutral and harmonious course from flame to flame. What’s more, the open shape gives the owner the greatest possible freedom to combine an endless number of Gemini candleholders as illustrated here. Designer: Peter Karpf, Denmark Link: http://www.architectmade.com

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The Duck and the Duckling

Misha Juklova from Architectmade says: One of our latest additions to our selection are the Duck and the Duckling. The pair has been designed by Hans Bølling in 1959 and is made out of teakwood. They both carry the modern Danish trademarks of clean cut lines and a timeless appeal. The inspiration behind them was taken from a special famous day in Copenhagen when a policeman stopped the rush hour traffic to let a duck family pass. Designed by Hans Bølling, produced by Architectmade

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Hover Eco bench

“The Hover Eco Bench is both a luxurious piece of furniture and a unique piece of design with a sustainable history,” says Kristoffer Kjær. “The vertically positioned lamellae which form the seat of the bench, all originate from old Dutch colony houses in Indonesia. They are cut from century-old teak trunks that have been sawn up and treated with oil. The old teak wood has a glow and a character in the growth ring which makes the piece of furniture something quite exceptional.” Web: www.hovercollection.com

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Bythreads

Bythreads is a new startup from the land of Denmark. Initially started as a design firm back in 2004, Bythreads has now grown into a product development outfit. The design duo “creates minimalist design laptop bags, with a clean conscience” which means that they put products on the market which they will stand by for better or worse. Luckily for us all, Bythreads collection of bags and sleeves offer great takes on laptop portability. Beautiful and classic. More looks at the Bythreads Journal, Shoulder Cases,…

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Responsible Nordic design

Responsible Nordic design The first fall launch from Muuto is a storage basket with the name Restore. It is made of polymer felt from recycled plastic bottles, and allows you to store your things without burdening the environment or your conscience. The basket is designed by Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen who explains how he came up with the design: “My idea was to design a basket that could be used for a lot of purposes – something that stores anything from magazines and newspapers to…

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Sweden and Denmark hit by earthquake

Just heard in the radio in my car about earthquake in Sweden and northern Denmark, one of first google hits pointed to this article: An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale hit southern Sweden early on Tuesday, the Seismological Institute at Uppsala University said, but no damage was immediately reported. The quake, which hit at 6:20 am (1620 AEDT), had its epicentre 59 kilometres southeast of Sweden’s third-largest city Malmoe, the institute said. Media reports indicated the shock was felt throughout southern Sweden and…

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Butler 500 cordless DECT phone and the Butler 920 Skype phone

Goodmorning, a Danish strategic design firm recently developed stylish phones for a Belgium tele-company called TopCom. Here shown the Butler 500 cordless DECT phone and the Butler 920 Skype phone. The Butler 500 is a much simplified DECT phone for Topcom. Designed to be simple in expression and simple in use, the Butler 500 can be placed in its charger vertically or horizontally. The back of the phone houses a back-lit screen – to offer the information that matters. The keys use a touch-sensitive membrane…

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