About the Danish Design Award

Danish Design Award highlights the impact and value of design, celebrates companies and designers across the country and showcases the difference their solutions make to industry, everyday life and society at large.

Danish Design Award demonstrates the value and impact of design in Denmark today and inspires and stimulates the use of design and design thinking in companies and society.

The new partnership behind the Danish Design Award brings together the business community, the design industry and the entire country around an annual design event celebrating the difference design can make.

The award categories range from design that has created jobs or cut costs over health solutions and resource sharing to visionary concepts demonstrating the wide range and diversity of the capability of design to bring added value.

The Danish Design Award is a joint creation of the Danish Design Centre and the alliance of design professionals, Design denmark.

The concept of design is undergoing rapid and constant change and expanding as the use of design spreads to new areas. It is our ambition that the Danish Design Award reflects a contemporary understanding of the many aspects of design and design thinking that are as relevant as ever for innovation, growth and the society in general.

Changes in society and technology are always going to present new challenges and possibilities. Design is a timeless instrument for creating holistic, well-considered and well-executed solutions.

Design may provide answers for some of the most burning questions faced by our society – about future growth and welfare, about countering climate change, about urban design; basically about ensuring a good life for the individual person. Design is central to Danish values and our perception of what we do best.

The Danish Design Award winners and finalists gain valuable profiling and co-branding opportunities.

The award-winners will be able to use the Danish Design Award logo with the phrase ‘Danish Design Award Winner 2020’ in all aspects of their marketing of the winning design solutions. They will also be featured at with a separate profile including photos and the jury citation for each award-winning solution.

The finalists will be able to use the logo and the phrase ‘Danish Design Award Finalist 2020’ in their marketing from the moment the finalist are announced publicly, and they will be featured at throughout the nomination period.

Although the Danish Design Award is a Danish design event, it is International in outlook and calibre, and the finalists and the award-winning companies stand to reap considerable branding benefits, both in domestic and International markets, as well as a positive impact on employee motivation and export potentials.