Technology - 29/June/2016

Typically Danish

Tendencies, quirks and innovations unique to Denmark

Danish design and sustainability A chair made of seaweed, built-in solar cells in windows, and a bicycle made of bamboo. A visit to Design Museum Danmark in Copenhagen reveals that Danish design and sustainability are two closely-linked concepts. Awareness of material and aesthetic sustainability are keywords in talk about Danish design today, says the museum's Lars Dybdahl. “It is about changing the attitude towards consumption, for people to buy fewer new things. To do that you need optimal design. Consumers demand sustainable products,” says Dybdahl, who is convinced it is Denmark’s long-standing tradition for sustainability that has ensured its leading role in sustainable design. Working bees improving city l ...

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