Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo Da Vinci in Milan


September 3 – 12, 2021

Denmark will be strongly represented at this year’s Milan Design Week with a remarkable exhibition on sustainable architecture and design. This year, the Danish contribution to the world’s most important design event is about circular economy, recycling, green conversion and climate solutions.

Within Rossana Orlandi’s TrashFormation Village Denmark will participate with two installations, designed and curated by Lendager Group, world leading architects of sustainable buildings using waste.

The pavilion and the exhibition are a re-curated version of the Danish pavilion, which Realdania, Visit Denmark, the Confederation of Danish Industry and the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs funded for the use of the Tokyo Olympics, which could not be completed due to Covid-19. The pavilion is designed by Lendager Group and consists of stools, which is itself created from recycled wood and recycled plastic. The pavilion and exhibition in Milan thus in its own expresses recycling and circular economy as a Danish position of strength within architecture and design.

15 Danish design companies will participate in the exhibition, offering different points of view on the Danish design tradition from the following perspectives: long-lasting production & craftmanship, new Danish design, green materials, and play & creativity.

Design can transform the world

People from all over the world will see Danish solutions, ranging from lifestyle products and furniture to architecture, and hear architecture and urban solutions debated, taking responsibility for lowering CO2 emissions through recycling and circular economy.

Denmark will take the lead and show good examples of how Danish architecture and design can support the UN’s world goals, especially sub-goal 12, which focuses on responsible consumption and production, and sub-goal 11 with a focus on sustainable cities and communities.

The list of participating companies includes Bang & Olufsen, Birgitte Due Madsen, DK3, File Under Pop, Hans Sandgren Jakobsen, Linie Design, Mater Design, Menu Space, PP Møbler, Raawii, Small Revolution, and Wehlers.

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Main partners of the event are the Embassy of Denmark in Rome, Confederation of Danish Industry, VisitDenmark in Italy, Creative Denmark and Danish Architecture Center.

The project is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Realdania.