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Talks at northmodern

Join some of the most illustrious names working in design today at northmodern, be part of the debate and see how Copenhagen is shaping up as one of the most serious centres of design in the world. Meet the makers, manufacturers and the the opinion formers. See what the future holds for creative industries; understand how design influences us and impacts on our way of life.


Debating design and cultural boundaries from the power of pop-ups to DNA of Danish  – the future is here and all under one roof at northmodern: three days of design talks from 18-20 August 2016 at northmodern, curated by Design denmark.


Thursday August 18 at 1pm – 2.30pm

Debate Part 1
Design Destination KBENHVN

The Danish design community is on to something big. We see a growing collaboration between private and public partners and the international world is looking closely at Danish design and architecture. Magazines like Wallpaper, Monocle and Kinfolk praise and rate Copenhagen as a must-go-to-destination. The Danish capital is loved for its biking culture, the live-work balance, the small scale, the green areas, the clean harbour and democratic architecture. How does design play a part in the process? How does Copenhagen communicate being a #designdestination?



// Diana Arsovic Nielsen, Innovationschef (Head of Innovation), Innovationshuset, The City of Copenhagen

// Nathan Williams, Editor in Cheif & Creative Director, Kinfolk Magazine Magazine

// Johannes Torpe, Johannes Torpe Studios

// Carla Cammilla Hjort, Space 10/ IKEA/ Founder of Artrebels

Moderator // Morten Grøn, CEO, Design denmark (Dd)


Thursday August 18 at 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Debate Part 2
Danish Design DNA

What the Nordic countries achieved with world-famous furniture design and architecture from the 1950s onwards, is now being taken into a new age: The Nordic design DNA is a cultural foundation that influences how we work with leadership, organisation and innovation. But what is this DNA exactly, and how is the Nordic design tradition creating competitive advantage for business?


// Anne-Louise Sommer, Museum Director, Designmuseum Denmark

// Jonathan Ford, Founding Partner & CCO London, Pearlfisher

// Morten Grøn, CEO, Design denmark (Dd)

// Pil Bredahl, Pil Bredal Design

Moderator // Christian Bason, CEO, Danish Design Centre


Friday August 19 at 10.30am – 12pm

Design & Politics – Designing Radical

In a world with an increasing pace of change, radical design thinking explores the moral limits of markets. It is political by nature and it nudges status quo and the main stream – carrying the germ of a paradigm shift. In this debate we explore the intrinsic motivations of Design.

” We all confront an unavoidable choice: We either support the status quo (a choice so often made unknowingly) o choose a path of change (which a few do). Change only occurs in two ways: by accident or by prefigured intent (what is de facto design).” Tony Fry, Design as Politics (2011).


// Anders Ferdal, Founder Polygrafic

// Margrethe Odgaard, Textile Designer

// Rasmus B. Fex, Product Designer

// TBA

Moderator // Morten Grøn, CEO, Design denmark (Dd)


Friday August 19 at 12pm – 3.30pm

Pop-Up Stores // Retail // Design Methods

12.30pm – 1pm // Lars Vejen, Designer, Lars Vejen: Design Collaborations

Danish Architect And Designer Lars Vejen Will Give A Speak About Career, The Resent Founding Of His Own Design Studio And The Event And Exhibition Design Collaborations Created With Seven Of His Manufacturing Partners.


1.10pm – 1.40pm // Toyota / 1.618: The Future Of Motoring

1.618 Paris, The Agency For Sustainable Luxury, Will Show For The First Time In A Design Fair In Denmark, The Highly Innovative Hydrogen Car: The Toyota Mirai (“Future” In Japanese). Toyota Will Give A Talk About The Toyota Mirai That Was Declared The 2016 World Green Car Of The Year At A Press Conference Hosted By The New York International Auto Show. Indeed, Toyota Hits The Clean Mobility Sphere With Its Fuel Cell Vehicle, The Mirai Capable Of Traveling 480 Kilometers Whilst Only Rejecting Water Vapors.


2.00pm – 2.30pm// Tine Mouritsen, Designer, Tine Mouritsen

Danish Designer Tine Mouritsen Runs Her Own Design Studio In Copenhagen. She Works As A Space Designer And A Furniture Designer And In The Field In Between. Tine Has Realized Design And Concepts For A Variety Of Clients Such As By&Havn, Le Klint, Erik Jørgensen, Livingly, B&O And Many Others. Learn More About Tine’s Design Methods, Her Keen Eye For Colour And Space Design When She Takes The Stage.


4.45pm – 3.15pm // Louise Byg Kongsholm, Pejgruppen: Pop-Up Stores And The Future Of Retail

The future of retail demands formats that are engaging, creative, extraordinary and different from everyday shops. How is the retai