The Association of Design Professionals since 1946

Design denmark gives voice to the entire Danish design community and drives positive change through action, inspiration and collaboration. We award and celebrate excellence and originality in design, and promote Danish design’s greater good impact worldwide.

As a member funded non-profit design association all profits go straight into projects and events that grow our community and our impact — inspiring all generations of design talent to do more and to do better.

We are an open and inclusive association based on the belief that design is for everyone, because still not everyone benefits from the value and values of Danish design.

Read more below to find the missions we are guided by and how we are organized with a board of members and various committees. 


Our Missions


Incite community through collaboration
We build community around engaging and collaborative events, projects, and socials. We activate our members and partners to create the best curated annual design calendar, and bring international awareness to the value of Danish design.

Cultivate and voice new perspectives
We publish inspiring perspectives that design can bring to business, culture and societal agendas. We think of ourselves as curating an ever-changing source of ideas and solutions brought to life by our community.

Empower lifelong designers
We stimulate the ability and curiosity to learn and grow as designers in a rapid changing world. We unlock the collective knowledge of our community to empower designers of all generations.

Recognise design excellence
We award and celebrate excellence and originality in design, and promote Danish design’s greater good impact worldwide.

The board

Lotte Lyngsted Jepsen
Chair Design denmark 
Service Designer
Hatch & Bloom

Katja Egmose
Vice-chair Design denmark 
Head of Design

Jesper von Wieding
Vice-chair Design denmark 
Strategic Creative Director

Michael Brinch
Designer & Branding Expert

Charlotte Mathiesen
Innovation Consultant

Lotte Nystrup Lund

Eva Valcke
Director of Education

Birgitte Smedegaard
Partner & Industrial Designer

Rune Kirt
CEO, Cand.arch.

Rasmus Holscher
Holscher Design

Søren Frahm
Artlinco A/S

Carsten Ngyuen Henriksen
Independent Creative Director
& Brand Specialist

Marie-Louise Rosholm
Textile Designer and Owner
Studio MLR

Frida Setterberg
Head of Studio



The Articles of Association is the governing framework for Design denmark. 



Design denmark is not just a board and operations. 

It consists of a number of sub-committees, positions of trusts and more. Get the full overview of the organization here (in Danish).



For inquiries, comments or collaborations, please go here.