Danish Design Centre
HC Andersens Boulevard 27, Copenhagen
For this year’s Copenhagen Design Festival the Danish Design Centre presents ‘Itʼs a Small World’, an exhibition exploring the new craftmanship in Danish design, craft and architecture.
While demonstrating the contributions that new design, craft and architecture can make to a global debate on sustainability, It’s A Small World examines the role of design as problem-solver in a world filled with surplus production and an endless supply of products.
Global challenges such as sustainability and, the growing demand for individual, non-standardised solutions make both specialisation and flexibility key concerns at every stage of the design process. The interaction between individual preferences and global needs is the background for the debate that the exhibition raises.
Based in new works and new design processes, the exhibition features examples of New Craftsmanship and non-standardised practices, which are redefinitions of the classic design tools that have been replaced by process competencies and a rediscovery of craft techniques and traditions in a contemporary context.