The Milan issue, volume 1 – Danish design 2012

03.11.12
During this year’s IL Salone Internazionale del Mobile and Fuori Salone in Milan, the entire spectrum of Danish design will be on display both physically and as a comprehensive publication. The Danish Design Centre launches a rich and inspiring publication: ‘The Milan issue, volume 1 – Danish design 2012’.

During this year’s design week in Milan, the entire spectrum of Danish design will be on display both physically and as a comprehensive publication.

The Danish Design Centre is proud to present this rich and inspiring publication: ‘The Milan issue, volume 1 – Danish design 2012’.

The new generation of Danish designers and crafts people are exploring new creative territory. On one hand wild and ambitious in creating pioneering design and expressing themselves through spectacular and sculptural forms. On the other hand disciplined, grounded in the Danish design tradition in its respect for classic design values.

‘The Milan Issue, volume 1 – Danish Design 2012’, is a substantial, 120 pages publication including interviews and articles with Danish designers and companies exhibiting during the Milan design week 2012. The publication is adding perspective to the history of Danish design and highlights Danish creative potential in a broad perspective and provides a rich mix of articles and discussions. Environmental and societal issues are creating need for change on a larger scale, and co-creative platforms are suggesting ambitious answers.

The publication gives the reader an exclusive introduction to selected projects touching upon a number of values and bringing the reader through 5 inspiring chapters covering

  • The Milan 2012 event
  • Insights into why Danes are so obsessed with chairs
  • Dialogue
  • The BIG picture
  • Guide and map of all Danish exhibitors in MilanBillede

The Danish Design Centre has just launched a magazine: The Milan issue, volume 1 – Danish Design 2012.

http://www.ddc.dk/milan2012

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About Eva Brandt, KADK

Eva Brandt is Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, and holds a Ph.D from 2001. Eva is co-leading the Center for Research in Codesign (CODE). Since September 2014 she has been part of the main faculty for a two year international MA-program in codesign. The main part of her research is about how designers can stage open design processes (design labs) with many participants who both can inquire into existing practices and explore possible futures in common. She also contributes to theorizing about experimental design research driven by programs and experiments. She has been contributing to several books such as Design Spaces (IT Press, 2005), Rehearsing the Future (The Danish Design School Press, 2010), XLAB (The Danish Design School Press, 2011), Facilitating Change – Using Interactive Methods in Organizations, Communities and Networks (Polyteknisk Forlag, 2011), and Routledge International Handbook of Participatory Design (Routledge, 2013). Eva has been chairing the Nordic Design Research Conference in 2013.

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