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South American flavours
Bjarke Ingels Group brings authentic South American inspirations into the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Bjarke Ingels Group turns their attention from architecture to product design for a unique tableware collection.
Industrial and interaction designer Vinay Venkatraman is the CEO of Leapcraft – a design-driven innovation consultancy based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Henrik Vibskov is not just a fashion designer but also the creator of twisted and tantalising universes that accompany each of his collections.
Architect and product designer Nille Juul-Sørensen is the CEO of the Danish Design Centre.
Mikal Hallstrup is the co-founder and chief visionary officer at Designit, one of the world’s largest design and innovation companies.
Architecture in bloom
Bjarke Ingels's Watch Flower promenade structure mimics and draws on the natural process of a growing flower.
Bjarke Ingels Group has completed its renovation of the Danish National Maritime Museum, creating a cultural hotspot in the Helsingør region.
Architecture at its best
Arquitectura Viva's 162nd edition is a comprehensive monograph highlighting Bjarke Ingels Group's proactive and optimistic architecture.
The city of Copenhagen in Denmark has developed a Climate Adaptation Plan to address issues of climate change.
Formed by time
The shape of KiBiSi's new Pebble watch draws inspiration from the pebbles found on Scandinavian beaches.
Runner-up in the social impact category of the Core77 Design Awards student category is Scritch by Hideaki Matsui, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.
INDEX: Award 2013 finalists
From more than 1 000 nomination from 73 countries, the finalists for the 2013 INDEX: Award have been announced.
Ice cream colours, gyroscope-like technology, ideal for public and private use, and designed to last generations... meet the Scoop chair by KiBiSi.
BIG Architects is set to design the first public museum for LEGO.
Exuding a cool elegance, Front's "Frost" glassware collection captures the beauty of ice crystals for the ultimate refreshment.
KiBiSi's new collection of candleholders reveal historic icons with a modern twist.
René Redzepi on creating the world's best restaurant
René Redzepi designs dishes that enable people to experience a clear sense of time and place.
Design to improve life
The INDEX: Awards, the biggest design prize in the world, is inviting nominations for the 2013 iteration of the competition – seeking designs that improve life.
KiBiSi's new iFlash One light easily attaches to bicycles with magnets. It's about commuter safety, but also about having fun with an everyday object.
Cool for school
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have designed a series of comfortable and cost-effective furniture pieces for the revamp of Kobenhavns University.
Copenhagen sees an urban installation bringing together the city's ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighbourhood.
Multiples of X
The XTable by KiBiSi is sleek, efficient and height-adjustable.
Walking the talk
Sometimes you need to shout, other times you need to talk. But you’ve always got to walk the talk, Jens Martin Skibsted believes.
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