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Danish Design Review New York

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Danish Design Centre and Consulate General of Denmark invite you to join us for Danish Design Review New York, a symposium and exhibition at Parsons The New School for Design on Saturday, November 17, 2012.

  • Meet the rising stars of Danish design, as MoMA Senior Curator Paola Antonelli reviews their work
  • Get updated on the major restoration of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the UN, designed by Finn Juhl and set to reopen in 2013
  • Learn more about Danish Design Award and the role of Danish design today with CEO of Danish Design Centre Nille Juul-Sørensen

Denmark is deeply engaged in a grand-scale design project at the UN - highlighting one of the great icons of Danish design history, Finn Juhl, as well as contemporary Danish designers. Designer duo Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard have been chosen for the commission to refurbish the restored Trusteeship Council Chamber in the UN Conference Building, a longstanding icon of mid-century modern design. Denmark’s wish is that the finished chamber, set to open in 2013, will be not only a model example of Danish design tradition, but also showcase the best of contemporary Danish design.

On the occasion of the restoration, refurbishment and Finn Juhl’s Centennial taking place this year, the Consulate General of Denmark has launched “Living the Legacy – Designing the Future” to highlight the heritage of Danish design and the contemporary designers inspired by it.

As part of this initiative, 8 young designers have been selected to participate in Danish Design Review New York, a symposium and exhibition at Parsons The New School for Design. These designers were selected from the winners and nominees for the Danish Design Award 2012, which spans industrial design B-to-B, industrial design B-to C, furniture and textiles, service and experience design, digital design and graphic design.

Rising Stars:

Thea Ubbe Ebbesen

Anne Danielsen

Johannes Grove 

Anders Backe

Mads KjøllerDamkjær  

Amanda Betz

Søren Rose

Troels Grum-Schwensen

09:30 am Registration and Coffee

10:00 am Welcome Remarks by New School President David E. Van Zandt, Parsons Executive Dean Joel Towers and Consul General of Denmark in New York, Ambassador Jarl Frijs-Madsen

10:30 am Keynote 1: Design Society Denmark: What's up!
Director CEO Nille Juul-Sørensen (Danish Design Centre)

11:20 a.m. Coffee Break

11:30 a.m. Keynote 2: Review of MoMa Senior Design Curator Paola Antonelli

12:30 pm Networking lunch (by Kellen Ramp)

01:30 pm Keynote 3: Living the Legacy: Danish Design at the UN by
Anthony Cohn, AIA, EYP Architects, and Mary A. Burke, FAIA Burke Design & Architecture in conversation with Denmark’s Ambassador to the UN Carsten Staur

02:30 pm Coffee Break

02:40 pm The Rising Stars 1: Four Danish designers in pecha kucha & conversations:
Thea Ubbe, Anne Danielsen, Mads KjøllerDamkjær, Anders Backe
Moderated by CEO Nille Juul-Sørensen (Danish Design Centre)

03:40 pm The Rising Stars 2: Four Danish designers in pecha kucha & conversations:
Johannes Grove, Søren Rose, Amanda Betz, Troels Grum-Schwensen
Moderated by Product Design Director Rama Chorpash, Parsons

04.40 pm Wrap-up by Counsel General of Denmark in New York, Ambassador Jarl Frijs-Madsen

Danish Design Review New York is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by AIA NY, the Republic of Fritz Hansen, and Kultursytrelsen. 


Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

Contact Information:

For further information, please contact Assistant Cultural Attaché Kasper Bent Rasmussen,
Consulate General of Denmark in New York,


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