An inhaler that fights migraine, a new energy solution in Nordhavn, a Danish bicycle path in China and the iconic Velux window are among the winners of this year’s Danish Design Award.
Download press photos here (photo credits: Henning Hjort).
Denmark’s national design prize, the Danish Design Award, was presented this evening at Industriens Hus.
The Danish Design Award focuses on the effect and value of design, pays homage to companies and designers across the country, and shows the difference their solutions make within industry, society and everyday life. The 14 categories of the award range from design that creates jobs or saves resources, to designs that create better health or form a visionary concept.
Winners of the Danish Design Award 2019
BETTER LEARNING – Nordic Rebels 2018
BETTER WORK – Sitecover
FEEL GOOD – Flindt Wall
GAME CHANGER – The Orb
HEALTHY LIFE – Rehaler
LIVEABLE CITIES – Xiamen Bicycle Skyway
MESSAGE UNDERSTOOD – Kofoeds Skole
OUTSTANDING SERVICE – My Digital Care Guide
SAVE RESOURCES – Upcycle Studios
ICON AWARD – The Velux Window
NEW JOBS – Lakrids by Bülow
YOUNG TALENT – Maria Viftrup
VISIONARY CONCEPTS – EnergyLab Nordhavn
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – SubReader
Find an overview of all the winners here.
Danish Design creates value
Christian Bason, CEO, Danish Design Center: “We have a fantastic group of finalists and winners that reflect Denmark’s leading position in design. With Danish Design Award, we celebrate the difference design can make and we highlight the value that design creates both in Denmark and abroad.”
Abelone Varming, CEO, Design denmark: “Danish designers shine in their deep understanding of how design can help make the world a better place for both the individual and society as a whole. The quality is high in ideas, execution and the aesthetic choices. This goes for both lifestyle-related products and the digital solutions. We have an incredibly strong group of finalists and winners again this year, and I am confident that the future for Danish design is looking bright.”
Lars Frelle, Director General, Confederation of Danish Industry: “In Denmark, we occasionally take design for granted and forget, how much value a good design solution can create. Danish companies excel in creating solutions that are both simple and elegant, but first and foremost work for the people that use them.”