Danish Design Award

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The difference design can make

The Danish design industry, represented by the organization, Design denmark, and government agency, DDC, were the two partners behind the recent Danish Design Award. The annual event operates in a thematic framework of the difference design can make and includes form, function and value creation of all design disciplines.

Danish Design Award addressed the topics of future growth, welfare and sustainability, as well as an improved work life quality. The latter is in fact a much debated topic by the international press when reporting from the “happiest country in the world”.

The 11 award winners credited as valuable design solutions enjoyed the royal attention of the Danish Crown Prince, Frederik, witnessing the revelations of advanced design for business, society and individuals.

Winners’ highlight

The category Daily Life was won by Evershelter ApS, Jakob Christensen and Claus Heding, with the design solution Lifeshelter, which is a flexible and durable shelter for refugees. Lifeshelter has been designed to enhance the feeling of security and dignity by offering the framework for everyday life activities in otherwise chaotic circumstances. Besides, Lifeshelter was the winner of the special prize, People’s Choice with almost 2000 votes.

The solution I'MPERFECT X LOVERAMICS X OLOIYA, 3X and Jesper von Wieding, David Ramskov, Eddy Yu, Hung Lam, Joseph Foo, Luke Teong, Leong Kah Fai, Wang Shaoqiang and Cho Chong Gee with the design I'MPERFECT were awarded in the category Message Received. I’MPERFECT supports sustainability by incorporating imperfections into products and thus making them unique. Consequently, what usually triggers second rating or discharge is converted into stamp of approval.

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The Clean World Price was awarded to the carpet producer, Egetæpper A/S, and Carol Appleton with Reform Memory. A carpet produced by recycled water bottles and fishnets. Skype has developed from a product becoming an everyday verb, and in that respect joins the ranks of amongst others Hoover.

Amongst the winners were also online solutions with the special price, Icon Award, won by Skype, which was designed by Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström. Skype has developed from a service into an everyday verb, thus joining the ranks of Hoover and other worldwide household products.

On the photo: Jakob Christensen and Claus Heding

Photo: Agnete Schlichtkrull

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