Festival Highlight

Pil Bredahl

Pil Bredahl, designer and design mediator, shares her top recommendations for the upcoming 3daysofdesign 2024.

Festival Highlight

Pil Bredahl

Pil Bredahl, designer and design mediator, shares her top recommendations for the upcoming 3daysofdesign 2024.

Meet Pil Bredahl, head of the committee for Crafts and Design at Statens Kunstfond, curator and co-developer at Adorno.design, board member at ITMV and member of the representative board at Design Museum Denmark. Designer and design mediator, judge on the TV show Denmark's Next Classic on national broadcasting TV.

Here are Pil Bredahl's top three recommendations to explore during 3daysofdesign 2024:

"The interaction between the globally oriented talks and the small independent design exhibitions is what attracts me to 3daysofdesign. I am participating in a talk about circular material use and look forward to learning more about the actual business model at THE UPCYCL.

An exhibition I am looking forward to is Anker Bak's display of his enormously serious work with aesthetic design for people with disabilities. It is an area of ​​design that has been under-prioritized for far too long. And then I wish I could just move into Designmuseum Danmark, sleep in the beautiful green yard and watch and listen to EVERYTHING there during 3daysofdesign."

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.

Events mentioned in this article

14 Jun
Circularity Debate with "Danmarks næste klassiker" / “Denmark’s next classic”
Meet the 5 new designers from “Danmarks næste klassiker” in a panel debate, where they, along with judges Pil Bredahl and editor-in-chief Thomas Velling, will discuss the role of sustainability and circularity in the Danish lifestyle program from DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation). Hosted by THE UPCYCL, the discussion will explore how the circular economy has played a role in this season.

Designers mentioned in this article

Exhibitors mentioned in this article

Farvergade 4D, 1463 Copenhagen
THE UPCYCL is a B2B platform that enables what is waste for one company to become valuable resources for another. By connecting industries with industrial waste materials and companies that need them, THE UPCYCL creates circular possibilities. It fosters a tight-knit community where everyone shares surplus materials, maximizing the value of existing resources. In doing so, THE UPCYCL community reduces waste and virgin material consumption. All THE UPCYCL materials, referred to as New Waste materials, are uniform and flow continuously, ensuring that, when matched, the stream of New Waste materials keeps flowing. This enables companies to rely on a circular supply chain or turn industrial waste into a source of circular revenue.
Anker Bak
Knippelsbro 2, 1400 Copenhagen
Anker Bak is a pioneering designer, merging the essence of Nordic cabinetmaking traditions with innovative, regenerative furniture and assistive aids. Recognized for his empowering and caring practice, Bak experiments with wood to address real-life challenges, notably improving the lives of the elderly and people with disabilities. He creates vital furniture pieces still awaiting full industry recognition. Collaborating with esteemed entities like Carl Hansen & Søn, Takumi Kohgei, and Fredahl Rydéns, Bak was honored with the Wegner Prize in 2023 and the 2024 Finn Juhl Prize for his holistic and crucial design approach. As a thought leader in an emerging field, he is dedicated to ushering in a new era with his concept of Dignity Design.
Anker Bak
Designmuseum Danmark
Designmuseum Danmark, Bredgade 68, 1260 Copenhagen
Located in the heart of central Copenhagen, Designmuseum Danmark is Denmark's leading museum of Danish and international design. The museum shows up to eight exhibitions about design history, contemporary design, the design of the future, as well as Danish design icons by Verner Panton, Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen and more. The museum communicates quality and craftsmanship, ideas and processes, and breakthroughs within design through its exhibitions, events, and learning activities. Designmuseum Danmark reopened in June 2022 after two years of renovations. Guests can now visit the new museum café for coffee, lunch or dinner, the new museum shop and the museum garden, which is a quiet, green oasis in the middle of the city.
Designmuseum Danmark

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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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