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Why Noma, one of the most famous restaurants in the world, will close its doors next year
In this short film, René Redzepi, founder and head chef of Noma, explains why after 12 years he's closing the doors of the best restaurant in the world.
Morten Ydefeldt: Bridging the gap between digital and the physical
Industrial designer and maker, Morten Ydefeldt helps us imagine the possibilities of 3D printing design.
Jo-anne Kowalski rewrites the rules of the textile industry
Copenhagen-based textile designer Jo-anne Kowalski is continually learning and unlearning her way around her industry’s technologies.
Kwamie Liv's animated video is dark, eerie and beautiful at the same time
Danish artist Baby Duka is a multi-talented – he created the beats for Kwamie Liv's low-burning track, "Pleasure This Pain" and animated the music video.
An ocean cleanup project, innovative healthcare and vertically-grown vegetables: five designs that could revolutionise life
Celebrate designs that address serious modern challenges, this year's INDEX Awards winners include clean energy batteries and a language learning app.
Julie Dufour: Design education for kids
Julie Dufour teaches design and architecture methods in schools because she believes it will help children set the design agenda of tomorrow.
Abstract_ turns what you feel into what you wear
A team of creatives have designed a clothing concept that allows the wearer’s feelings and facial expression to play a role in the creation of a garment.
Kigge Hvid advises traditional design firms to “step up to the sharing economy”
A global voice in design and innovation, Kigge Hvid discusses why it’s important for the industry to adopt a collaborative, peer-to-peer approach to design.
Mail Man Barry delivers you daily messages on paper when you have time to read them
This intuitive device filters through your digital inbox and prints out the more meaningful messages at the end of the day.
This flower takes its own selfies
The Selfie Plant, a project by CIID students, takes photographs of itself and shares them on social media.
Petter Thörne: A magical experience of materials
Copenhagen-based designer explores his fascination with materiality in his contemporary product and furniture designs.
Margrethe Odgaard: Design that engages with society
Textile designer Margrethe Odgaard says success can be measured in how much a design project touches your heart.
Breaking down social barriers with a game of ping pong
Danish photojournalist Anders Find’s novel approach to bringing people together in public space.
AFRICA: Architecture, Culture and Identity opens at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark
This new exhibition of African creative culture aims to present a more varied view of the development and future prospects of this part of the world.
#DITakeover on Instagram: How Far From Home
Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger took us with them on their creative sabbatical in a series of wanderlust-inspired photos.
#DITakeover on Instagram: Jens Martin Skibsted
Inside the world of (and some sneak peeks from) Danish designer and co-founder of both KiBiSi and Biomega, Jens Martin Skibsted.
A most contemporary Karakter
Danish brand Karakter launches its debut collection by distinctive and diverse designers – including South Africa's own Anatomy Design.
Bowl table lamp by New Works
The latest light by the Copenhagen design studio is a modern-day take on a portable lantern.
The rapid prototyping of policy
Christian Bason, CEO of the Danish Design Centre, tells us how governments are turning to designers to help them be more nimble in their policy making.
The Newsroom – Off The Record
The struggle for print newspapers to stay solvent in the digital age rivetingly told from inside a Danish tabloid.
Aeon Rocket pendant light by Morten Voss
The Danish designer's new light harmoniously marries rigid material and malleable plastic.
Henrik Vibskov: Chaos in systems
We asked the Danish fashion designer how he works and plays. His answers are typically Vibskovesque – honest, profound and a little puzzling.
Jens Martin Skibsted: Humanity needs to focus on two things
The Danish designer and creator of Biomega bicycles on his love for t-shirts and why he doesn't do sci-fi.
South American flavours
Bjarke Ingels Group brings authentic South American inspirations into the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark.
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