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Let’s find COMMON GROUND

Join us as we unite the design community to envision a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future.

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Let’s find COMMON GROUND

Join us as we unite the design community to envision a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future.

This year, we’ve teamed up with IKEA to create a space for dreaming bold dreams for our future – with the symposium COMMON GROUND.

At COMMON GROUND Symposium, we hold space for thoughtful conversations during the festival, where global experts, innovators, and designers meet to explore ‘design as a practice’ where sustainability is no longer optional, but woven into the very fabric of our industry.

Moderated by Veronica D’Souza, you will meet Luca Nichetto, Anupama Kundoo, Akanksha Deo Sharma, Alfredo Haberli, Michael Anastassiades, Ineke Hans, Liza Chong, Bonnie Hvillum, Tej Chauhan, Larry Botchway, Steffen Kallehauge, Marcus Arvonen, Maria Vinka, Philippe Brocart and Anker Bak. Listen while they uncover common threads that bind sustainable design practices together across sectors, and challenge them as they address how transformative initiatives can protect the environment and enrich our lives.

Whether you’re a sustainability expert, policymaker, designer, architect, or just interested in how design can drive change, COMMON GROUND Symposium is a space to let your imagination roam. As a community, we have an exciting opportunity to convene on designing a more inclusive, equitable, and planet-caring way of living, creating a genuine force for change.

Visit a dreamy playground designed by IKEA at our District Refshaleøen HUB in Food Studio, where slowness and time for reflection is a priority - and where wild and radical utopias are achievable through transformational design.

It all starts with a dream, and at COMMON GROUND Symposium, we dare you to dream with us.

Explore the full program here and book your free ticket.

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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COMMON GROUND Symposium x IKEA
Food Studio, Refshalevej 203A, 1432 Copenhagen
This year, 3daysofdesign are collaborating with IKEA to create COMMON GROUND Symposium - a space for dreaming bold dreams for our future. The planet needs space to rest and regenerate for future generations. So do we. Visitors are invited into a dreamy playground at Food Studio in District Refshaleøen, where slowness and time for reflection is a priority, and are dared to dream. Whether you’re a sustainability expert, policy maker, designer, architect or just interested in how design can be a force for change.
COMMON GROUND Symposium x IKEA
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Since its inception in 2013, Signe Byrdal Terenziani has facilitated the growth of the design community in her role as Managing Director. It all began 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 Scandinavia.

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.

3daysofdesign takes place every year in Copenhagen mainly during the second week of June from Wednesday to Friday. In 2024 the festival will be held from 12 - 14 June.

Pack your bags, book a hotel and come to Copenhagen! 3daysofdesign is open to the general public and everyone is invited to visit the showrooms, exhibitions, workshops and design talks. All events are free of charge – however this his year we're using a new QR ticket system to make your experience smoother and more enjoyable. Simply download our app and register as a visitor to gain access to all the exhibition spaces and events.

Please check the programme, which is updated on an ongoing basis, at 3daysofdesign.dk

You can look forward to seeing cutting-edge concepts from new and established names in lifestyle, design, furniture and interior design. Get a preview of new product launches. Learn about upcoming trends on the horizon. Meet the players behind forward-thinking ideas worth knowing. And network with like-minded people with a passion for design.

It's easy to get around in Copenhagen.

Rent a bike, jump on the bus or metro, catch a boat or simply walk from venue to venue. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the architecture, restaurants, cafes, shops and Copenhagen's relaxed vibe by day and vibrant night life.

Absolutely! Don't forget to download our app on your Android or iPhone. It provides a comprehensive view of all the festival events, including a complete list of exhibitions along with their locations on our interactive 3daysofdesign map. Plus, we're excited to introduce a new QR ticket system this year for easy access to everything the festival has to offer.

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