Its tempting to think that Danish design is all Hans J. Wegner and Arne Jacobsen, mid-century geniuses whose reputations live on after their deaths. But GRAND DANOIS a brave new initiative by Henrik Hｯyer and Mads Arlien-Sｯborg of media and concept agency Yellow Ducks aims to change all that. Rounding up a range of fresh Danish design talent, and showing it in one stunning space during the Milan Furniture Fair, Grand Danois is the show that will put new Danish design on the map.
The Grand Danois initiative is produced in partnership with the Danish Industry (The Confederation of Danish Industries) and the Association of Danish Woodworking and Furniture Industries. After Milan, the show will travel to other locations, turning up next to art fairs and fashion weeks, its participants changed, but its spirit and intention in tact.
FurnID, Gam plus Fratesi, Muuto, Mater, Cecilie Manz, Christian Flindt, Design by Us, Dorte Agergaard, Christian Haack Ketelsen, Sｯren Kjﾊr, Refer + Staer, Thomas Pedersen, Strand + Hvass, Verikon, Lise & Hans Isbrand.
Instituto Italiano di Fotografia
Via Forcella 7 (off Via Tortona), Milan
16 -21 April 2008.