Copenhagen Design Week explores design that matters – ideas, concepts, products and services that will come to play an important role in your professional and personal life. Taking place between August 27th – September 6th, Copenhagen Design Week explores social and environmental design and innovation. Each element of the program explores the positive power of design, inspiring businesses and individuals.
As a prelude to COP15, the UN Climate conference that will be held in Copenhagen in December, the theme will be sustainable design.
Copenhagen Design Week is an initiative from the Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs. Directed by Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen Design Week provides a rich mix of trade shows, exhibitions, experiences, discussions and networking.
The design week event will coincide with presentation of the world’s largest design award: INDEX: and will attract design experts, tourists, students and international media to prominent design-related activities. The projected effect of these initiatives is to preserve and strengthen Denmark’s reputation as a design nation by raising awareness of contemporary Danish designers, to establish business and cultural links internationally and to explore the role for design in sustainability.
Exploring the theme of sustainable design, Copenhagen Design Week will cover the spectrum of trends from fair-trade products and green building to furniture and fashion. Part trade show and conference, dozens of inventive showcases in venues across town include the INDEX: Design to Improve Life displayed at Kongens Nytorv Square, site-specific installations that integrate social and environmental elements, and a carbon-neutral music/arts festival, “CO2PENHAGEN,” powered by renewable energy and an electricity generating dancefloor.
Copenhagen Design Week
August 27th – September 6th 2009
Danish Design Centre
H.C. Andersens Boulevard 27