Festival Highlight

Ann Lind Andersen

Five festival recommendations from Danish film critic, moderator and journalist Ann Lind Andersen.

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Festival Highlight

Ann Lind Andersen

Five festival recommendations from Danish film critic, moderator and journalist Ann Lind Andersen.


Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand
Gammel Strand 48, 1202 Copenhagen

Sustainability is a word we hear again and again to a degree that make us a bit numb, I think. It is important nevertheless that we all help raising awareness, from industries and crafts to consumers. But how can design, climate and culture be united in order to increase global engagement? That is the question ‘Cultivate’ at ‘Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand’ is focused on during 3daysofdesign when it opens the doors for a range of different exhibitions that present special editions of sustainable design, talks, films, and panel discussions. The main topic of the event is on embracing change and finding better ways to design, run businesses, and live our lives to have a positive impact on the planet. So, visit ‘Cultivate’ to be inspired to do more. I know, I will.  

Open from June 7th from 10-18 and 8th from 10-16. Free drinks by Emperical x Cultivate and happy music the 7th from 17-18. In collaboration with Industriens Fond.


Kvadrat
Pakhus 48, Klubiensvej 22, 2150 Copenhagen

I remember the days where Kvadrat just used to be ‘an old carpet company’. But those days are long gone, for Kvadrat has over the years proved that it is much more. Today it’s a firm that collaborates with a long line of designers to come up with not only new patterns, but also innovative designs and new technological materials like the ‘Kvadrat Acoustics’.

During 3daysofdesign Kvadrat will present ‘Multiply’, the new Kvadrat Residential curtain collection, designed by Isa Glink (Creative Director at Kvadrat Residential) and featuring Sketches, a series of curtains developed in collaboration with the acclaimed designer Inga Sempé. Definitely interesting to check out.

Framing
Odd Fellow Palæet, Bredgade 28, 1260 København

The Odd Fellow Palace is a beautiful mid-1700’s building in the heart of Copenhagen that will be home of more than 36 high-end designer brands on all three floors. Designs in furniture, lightning, interiors and much more that I personally always find inspiring (and make me want to buy!) As the curation is based on craftsmanship and design experience, you are sure that ‘quality’ is the buzz word.

‘Framing’ is also the meeting point for new creative collaborations between brands and artists within different industries and with an ‘outdoor garden’ this place is a cool hang out spot while looking at the newest design products.


Refshaleøen
Copenhagen Contemporary, Hal 6, Refshalevej 173 A

During 3daysofdesign Refshaleøen will be a bustling area spotlighting sustainable materials of tomorrow. One of many highlights will take place on June 8, when SPACE10 and 3daysofdesign in collaboration with Material Matters and Office Kim Lenschow will present “Materials of Tomorrow”, a half-day symposium aimed at radically rethinking material systems to design more sustainable and healthy homes of tomorrow. A symposium, I’m sure, will leave you more informed and more aware. After, you can always take a walk along the waterfront or get something to eat at the near by street food market.

Carlsberg Byen
Mineralvandsfabrikken, Pasteursvej 20, 1778 Carlsberg

The change from old to a new cityscape isn’t more remarkable than in Carlsberg Byen where old factories are changing into new apartment buildings, hotels, spa, restaurants and shops. During 3daysofdesign the exhibition ‘The Living City’ and various talks - curated by the design studio BRIQ in collaboration with 3daysofdesign and the City of Carlsberg - will present how innovative urban design architects, architects and designers have created a city space that supports our communities. And questions like "How do we design cities that strengthens a sense of belonging?’ and ‘How do we meet and feel seen in our community?" will be discussed. Important questions, I found, no matter which part of the city you live in.

The central place for 3daysofdesign in Carlsberg Byen will be the former soda factory, ‘Mineralvandsfabrikken’, that has been rebuilt by renowned architect Dorte Mandrup. That alone is worth a trip.


Sustainable Design Effort
At 3daysofdesign, our commitment extends beyond showcasing the latest trends in interior design and furniture. We strive to facilitate meaningful discussions, debate, and actively contribute to pushing forward a more sustainable approach within the realm of interior design and furniture business. Join us in our mission to inspire positive change and promote a greener, more responsible future for the industry.

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Kvadrat
Pakhus 48, Klubiensvej 22, 2150 Copenhagen
Kvadrat
FRAMING
Odd Fellow Palace, Bredgade 28, 1260 Copenhagen
FRAMING
Cultivate
Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Gammel Strand 48, 1202 Copenhagen
Cultivate

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It all began in 2013 as a small design event held in an old warehouse in Nordhavn, a harbour area overlooking Copenhagen’s waterfront. Four Danish brands launched the event as a joint initiative: Montana, Erik Jørgensen (now owned by Fredericia Furniture), Anker & Co, and Kvadrat. At that time, Copenhagen lacked a proper design festival, since the previous annual furniture fair at Bella Center closed down some years before.

Today, the 3daysofdesign festival extends to the entire city of Copenhagen and is considered the most significant annual design festival in Scandinavian

Each year since its inception, 3daysofdesign has grown in popularity exponentially. In 2023, over 250 brands exhibited at the festival, where visitors could choose from as many as 500 events to attend in various design districts across Copenhagen, such as design talks, networking events, etc.

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