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Anyone can win the Danish Design Award 2017

All types of design solution – from service and industrial solutions or furniture/interiors to graphic design and digital solutions – can now be entered for the Danish Design Award 2017 hosted by Industriens Hus.
Image from the Danish Design Award 2016 at Industriens Hus.

Publiceret: 15.12.2016
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The Danish Design Award is in its second year and is now open for entries for 2017.

Last year, the Danish Design Award received 300 design solutions which emphasised the ability of design to generate value across society:

From Yellowone Handsafe’s concept for hand disinfection in the healthcare sector and Ege Tæpper’s carpet design made of recycled water bottles and fishing nets to Coloplast’s Sensura Mio which has created growth and jobs.

“We had the best possible launch of the Danish Design Award in April this year. The many submissions have showcased the range and power of innovation currently on offer across Danish design and also showed a need for celebrating Danish solutions that are world-class, but have not yet been celebrated in Denmark. We hope that we have launched a movement that will inspire even more people all over Denmark to submit their design solutions,” says Henrik Weiglin, deputy director of Design denmark, which manages the award in partnership with the Danish Design Centre.

See also: Danish businesses use engineers for design work

Four new categories

In addition to the main awards to be presented at Industriens Hus, the partners behind the award will this year be  presenting four new Danish Design Award categories during Design Week Kolding. The categories are:

Building Markets – a design award for a solution that has generated growth and increased sales

Fostering Partnerships – a design award for solutions that generate value for citizens through new public/private sector partnerships

Improved Welfare – a design award for solutions that strengthen society’s welfare capacity

Game Changer – a design award for solutions that have radically changed conditions or rules in a market, a segment within the public sector or another area of society and paved the way for new types of value creation.

“We want the Danish Design Award to gather and mobilise design participants and bring designers and businesses all over Denmark together. We believe in a new golden age for Danish design – but this requires that we stand together across the field of design to show the huge difference design can make to the business community and society at large,” says Christian Bason, chief executive of the Danish Design Centre.

Who can participate?

All types of design solution – from service and industrial solutions or furniture/interiors to graphic design and digital solutions – can be entered for the Danish Design Award if it can be demonstrated that they currently have or have had the effect required by the category descriptions. 

Danish Design Award 2017 takes place in Industriens Hus. 

- I am thrilled that the Confederation of Danish Industry is able to host the event again next year. The increase in the use of design and design thinking is an important way to boost the competitiveness of Danish companies, says Vice President Charlotte Rønhof.

View award categories and category descriptions on the Danish Design Award website

The submitted products and design solutions must meet the following formal criteria:

All parties behind the product or solution must have given their consent to the entry.

All products or design solutions must have been completed and be in production or in use on the date of entry.

Products and design solutions must on the entry date not have been on the market or in use for more than four years.

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We believe in a new golden age for Danish design – but this requires that we stand together across the field of design to show the huge difference design can make to the business community and society at large.
CHRISTIAN BASON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE DANISH DESIGN CENTRE
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PUBLISHED: 12/15/2016 LAST MODIFIED: 12/16/2016