What’s Danish Design?

What's Danish Design?
The following article was posted on the Wonderful Copenhagen site Monday, April 15, 2013 Connie Westergaard

Arne Jacobsen chairs

Functional. Elegant. Timeless simplicity. Danish Design is all those things and more.

Danish design is known all over the world for its clean lines and focus on materials. Originally, Danish design was a product of its time in the 1950s: The post-war period was characterized by lacks of materials, which resulted in demands for durability and high quality. Design in this period was therefore characterized by simple design, functionality and minimalism.

Some of the prominent Danish designers from the mid-century period, Georg Jensen Hans J. Wegner Finn Juhl and Arne Jacobsen , just to name a few, all made Danish design popular on the international scale.

A lot of their design have become iconic and are still in use and production – prominent examples are Arne Jacobsen’s the egg chair, Hans J. Wegner’s the Y-chair and the Jørn Utzon ’s world-known Opera House in Sydney.