Where would we be without you is the question/theme of the tenth edition of 3daysofdesign (June 7 to 9, 2023), the festival that animates Copenhagen every year with exhibitions, installations, events, product presentations, attracting an ever wider and more international audience.
What is 3daysofdesign?
Since its inception, 3daysofdesign has been a professional event (which brings companies, architects and designers to the same city at the same time) but also a popular event, open to a wider audience: that of design lovers, those curious about stylistic innovations , students, lovers of a refined lifestyle.
For three days, the showrooms, museums and galleries of Copenhagen offer a mix of exhibitions, presentations of new products, talks with designers and architects, installations.
A short design week without a supporting fair, in which every place is designed to entertain and create culture but also offer opportunities for networking.
3daysofdesign 2023: an inclusive theme
It is this inclusivity that the theme of the tenth edition seeks to underline by asking – rhetorically – where would we be without you? That is: where would 3daysofdesign be now and what would it be without those who have chosen to support this project from the beginning?
The answer, obviously, is: very far from the results that the festival, led by Signe Byrdal Terenzani for some years now, has been able to obtain.
That is, a constant growth in terms of company and public attendance, a progressive enlargement of the catchment area (first strictly Danish then Nordic, now increasingly European), an interest alive by the design community.
The numbers, in fact, speak for themselves: for 3daysofdesign 2023 there are 280 events in the city, distributed in 13 districts and with the participation of 290 brands. The international presences (including Italian companies) are numerous.
What are the cultural highlights of 3daysofdesign 2023?
Among the highlights not to be missed:
* KADK/Royal Danish Academy's INTRASIT exhibition in Refshaleøen which showcases projects by undergraduates, emphasizing the value of the design process
* the exhibition in the old Mineralvandsfabrikken in the collective hub of Carlsberg Byen, curated by BRIQ in collaboration with 3daysofdesign where the recent transformation of the neighborhood will be told thanks to the input of the inhabitants
* The staging of DDcated designhub which brings hyper-contemporary furnishings by the students of the Kolding Design School to the Lapadarium of Kings museum, pitched to win the prize from the dedicated jury, at the Christian IV's Brewhouse Frederiksholms
* The Magic of Form at Designmuseum Denmark showcases great design Danish: from the Series 7 chair by Arne Jacobsen, to the Globe Pendant by Verner Panton and the Chieftain Chair by Finn Juhl mixed with works of art by Alexander Calder and Henri Matisse
How to visit 3daysofdesign 2023 in Copenhagen?
The best way is to prepare the visit before departure. And it's very simple.
In fact, every company, design studio or institution has an online presence in the district to which it belongs (the links are below the image).
The districts are: Kongens Nytorv, Odd Fellow Palæet, Blox, Carlsberg Byen, Refshaleøen, Storkespringvandet, Konditaget, Værnedamsvej, Kuglegården, Designmuseum Danmark, Marmorkirken, Kongens Have and Rundetårn.
Armed with a map, all you have to do is choose a district and consult the list of active events for the 2023 edition on the festival website. Or use the dedicated App, downloadable here.