Lifestyle & Design Cluster will host the exhibition “Circular furniture and interior design” during 3daysofdesign May 13 to 15, 2020. The exhibition raises the following question: How can Danish design go hand in hand with the challenge we face regarding the climate and scare resources? The exhibition will showcase about 20 different brands as well as upcoming designers working with circular furniture design.
Products made with a circular mindset
In contrast to the ‘take-make-waste’ linear model, a circular economy is regenerative by design and aims to gradually decouple growth from the consumption of finite resources.
In the future the linear model should be replaced with a circular business model, where materials can be reused continuously.
Circular economy is becoming an increasingly competitive parameter for organizations within the furniture industry. Therefore, the project seeks to support the brands who work in a circular manner and to draw more attention to new techniques, technologies, certifications and business models.
Many Danish brands are currently testing and/or working with circular business models in one or more product lines. Lifestyle & Design Cluster wants to endorse this development with an exhibition, where approximately 20 brands will be chosen to showcase their circular furniture or interior designs. The front runners!
Part of the exhibition will also be featuring what the next generation of furniture designers from the design schools have to offer within the field of circular economy.
Also, a group of artists will showcase their take on the matter using textile deadstock.
All the exhibitors are working with circular economy and/or sustainability in one way or another. As you will discover, it is a big and rather diverse world, that both include sustainable business plans, reused materials and products made of things you couldn’t imagine being used in that way. That’s the beauty of circular economy. And it’s already creating the furniture and interior design of tomorrow.
Venue: Pakhus 11, Dampfærgevej 2, Copenhagen.
In connection to the exhibition itself, several events will take place in adjoining rooms:
Thursday 14 May:
- 10 AM – 5 PM Exhibition is open from (Pakhuset 11)
- 10 AM – 12:30 PM: Blockchain-seminar (Smedjen)
How is Blockchain and IoT relevant for circular economy, e.g to create transparency in the value chain. In Danish
- 1 PM – 3 PM Speakers circle (Pakhuset)
The brands from the exhibition speak about their products, the circular elements and the thoughts behind. In English
Friday 15 May:
- 10 AM – 5 PM Exhibition is open (Pakhuset)
- 10 AM – 12 Certifications (Smedjen)
Furniture companies speak about why they have chosen a certain certification and discuss the advantages and weknesses of the different kind of certifications.
- 1 PM – 3 PM Circular business models (Smedjen)
Furniture companies speak about their circular business model and experiences.
The names of the exhibitors will be announced on the page, when they have been selected in mid Marts.