Copenhagen’s Northmodern design fair will showcase Scandinavian furniture and interiors
The trade show for furniture and interior-design manufacturers and makers will take place at the Bella Center exhibition and conference space, between the Danish capital’s city centre and airport.
Dezeen is media partner for this year’s Northmodern event, which will present designs from well-known Danish design brands like Fredericia, Engelbrechts, Mater, Paustian, Hagedornhagen/Royal Copenhagen, and Woud.
Luxury sustainability agency 1.618 Paris will showcase a selection of brands and projects that encompass transport, interiors and craft, including the World Green Car 2016 winner the Toyota Mirai.
Design studio Rive Roshan will show an installation of deconstructed textile and wood as part of a collaboration with Danish brand Kvadrat.
New for this year’s event is the Talents and Emerging Designers section, which will focus on smaller, younger design brands, alongside projects by graduates from KADK – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation.
Also on display for the first time is an exhibition of work by designers nominated for the Danish Design Award. Four of the finalists will present their projects on the final day of the show.
During the event, Design Denmark will host a series of talks debating design and cultural boundaries, from the power of pop-ups and the future of retail, to the DNA of Danish design.
Speakers will include Kinfolk magazine editor Nathan Williams and the Designmuseum Denmark director Anne-Louise Sommer. Designers Lars Vejen and Tine Mouritsen will also discuss their studios’ methods and projects.
As the area surrounding the Bella Center is being transformed into a new residential neighbourhood called Bellakvarter, Northmodern brand ambassador Birgit Tarp of Design Circus has styled the interior of the first show home. The townhouse includes furniture and interiors products from Northmodern exhibitors.
A major new construction project – called Northmodern Studio – will expand the Bella Center to house a design centre with permanent furniture showrooms, alongside places for pop-up galleries, stores, restaurants and art installations.
Northmodern was launched in January 2015 as a biannual showcase of design. The event is set to become annual in May 2017.
For further details about the event and to register to attend visit the Northmodern website.
Read on for more information from the organisers:
Northmodern is an opportunity to meet manufacturers, makers and influencers. Major Danish brands Fredericia, Engelbrechts, Paustian, OneCollection and Woud will be showing alongside homegrown talents including Mater, Munk Collective, NewWorks, Pholc and Rewired.
The show’s Talents and Emerging Designers areas, a new initiative, will focus on smaller and recently established design companies from a variety of disciplines, such as ceramics by Mette Duedahl and Oh Oak; furniture from Ringvide, Eberhart Furniture and Naoya Matsuo.
Birgit Tarp, brand ambassador for Northmodern and founder of creative consultancy Design Circus will design the VIP Lounge at the show and style the outdoor area, creating an alfresco break-out space for visitors and exhibitors alike.
On Saturday, the final day of the show, four of the finalists of the Danish Design Award will present their projects: Jesper Von Weiding and I’mperfect; Morten Grønning and the Happaratus Power Glove; Jan Magdal Poulsen and Reform Memory Carpets, and Rosa Tolnov Clausen with Hands On Woven.