Danish Design, Clean Beauty, Distinct From The Scandinavian Culture of ‘Funkis’.

Following on from our previous instalment of this design series, where we look across the water to our friends in Europe, ‘The Light Review’ once again investigates how design is moulded by its environment, history and culture.

For anyone who has been to Copenhagen or anywhere else in Denmark, you will be familiar with the completely unpronounceable words, in a language that only the Danes speak. On a work trip, when asked what streets I had walked down, I always had to resort to landmarks, which is my excuse for pronouncing the name of Louis Poulsen’s Chief Commercial & Creative Officer, David Obel Rosenkvist, incorrectly in this podcast, there being no landmarks available (sorry, David, but Danish is a total tongue twister to all but the Danes!)

Given that Denmark is always in the top ten of happiest places to live in the world, if there is a better argument for simplicity of purpose and design, I do not know what it is, so sit back and lets all put a bit of ‘lykke’ in our lives.

You can contact Chris at cf@thelightreviewonline.com “‘Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light. Our eyes are made to see forms in light; light and shade reveal these forms; cubes, cones, spheres, cylinders or pyramids are the great primary forms which light reveals to advantage; the image of these is distinct and tangible within us without ambiguity’ ” — Le Corbusier. 'Vers une architecture' [Towards a new Architecture] (1923)

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