Danish Design Ethos

Earlier this month we came across Paper Plane Design Blog and were intrigued by their monthly feature on Danish design. Paper Plane Design has been posting about all realms of Danish design, from Verner Panton to LEGO.

We reached out to Paper Plane Design via Twitter:

Twitter conversation with Paper Plane Design

Wow … what a question:

“What piece of Danish designed furniture do you think really epitomizes the Danish Design ethos?”

We’ve been mulling this over for the last week, and have come to the conclusion that it’s too difficult to single out just one piece. So we’ll spend the rest of this month focusing on a few pieces that we feel help define the Danish design aesthetic and spirit.

Stay tuned!

In the meantime, what do you think? Which chair, light, table … whatever … epitomizes Danish design? What does Danish design mean to you?


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2 thoughts on “Danish Design Ethos

  • September 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I think of course Wegners “The Round One”, but also the Spanish chair and Mogensen’s iconic 2213 sofa. I think these exemplify danish design in the sense that they augment and enhance furniture design precedent, such as shaker furniture.

    • September 28, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      Greg, great points. We were going back and forth with the Spanish Chair, as well as some of Wegner’s pieces. Thanks for reading!


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