On November 17, Parsons The New School, in partnership with the Danish Design Centre and Consulate General of Denmark, presented “Living the Legacy—Designing the Future.” Translated: Eight Danish rising stars talked about their award-winning work, sustainability, design thinking, and you’re like, “Whatever…just show me cool stuff.” Fine.
You should know about these three Danes:
1. Mads Kjøller Damkjær, co-founder of Copenhagen Parts, creates brilliant, bad-ass bike accessories. Magnet/LED-combo bike lights look stealth, work well, and can be removed before grabby hands can steal them.
There’s CP’s Bike Porter, too—a sleek aluminum alloy handlebar / basket hybrid that can hold up to 30 pounds of dog, laundry, or beer.
2. Amanda Betz. Her Shayk pendant light is origami to the 10,000th power—okay, not really. The 24x19 honeycomb-ish lamp made of high tech synthetic paper comes flat-packed so you can change up the dimensions for a personalized fancy fixture.
3. Troels Grum-Schwensen's Grip Table is oh so Nordic—simple, sculptural, and totally functional. The magic lies in the long aluminum beam extrusion that holds up the tabletop. You choose where the legs go, no tools necessary. Just slide and lock them in place and, voila… super long table.