Monocle on Design

Why are the Danes so good at design?

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15 September 2020

Episode 466

30 minutes

We travel to Copenhagen for the annual 3 Days of Design event to explore what makes Danish design unique and why it can be an important soft-power tool on the international stage.

15 September 2020

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Chapter 1

The Audo

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We take a tour of The Audo with architect Rebecca Norberg. The building is home to a boutique hotel, a restaurant and Danish design brand Menu’s headquarters and shop.

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Carla Sozzani

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Carla Sozzani, founder of Milan’s 10 Corso Como, and Christian Andresen, head of design at Fritz Hansen, talk us through producing a colour palette for a Danish furniture brand.

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Lone Britt Christensen

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The cultural attaché of the Danish embassy in the UK discusses Denmark’s impressive cultural output and its use as a soft-power tool.

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