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 Did you know that as a member of design denmark you can:

– Become part of an active and professional design community.

– Can have cases exposed on various platforms, such as newsletters, social media and the Design Denmark website.

– Can become part of the Design Denmark board and have a say.

– Can use the association as a sparring partner for projects, initiatives and activities.

– Can participate in member events for free – either on stage or in the hall.

– Help support and promote the Danish Design Award initiated by Design denmark and the Danish Design Center.

– Have free listings in Design denmark’s Job Exchange for vacancies in the design industry.

– Contributes to supporting design conditions in relation to rights and copies.

And then there is all the rest listed below. 

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Legal Advice

Counseling from Design denmark’s Legal Committee

Design denmark’s Legal Committee advises in professional disputes between members and customers and in cases concerning compliance with the association’s ethical and collegial rules.

The committee also participates as an advisor in the organization of competitions in accordance with national and international cooperation agreements.

Design denmark’s Legal Committee consists of members of the association, who together possess many years of experience from the design industry with a detailed insight into the industry’s many disciplines and niches and their related legal matters.



Design denmark gives new customers a free 1-hour initial consultation*. In addition, BUGGE VALENTIN offer a 20% discount on subsequent hourly rates.

BUGGE VALENTIN is one of the leading Danish full-service IP and marketing law boutique law firms covering the full spectrum of IP, including trademarks, copyrights, designs and patents.

They are highly specialized and only work within these specialities.

BUGGE VALENTIN drafts contracts, assists with registration, monitoring and maintenance of trademark and design rights, among others, and conducts litigation and disputes regarding IP rights.

The firm consists of 10 lawyers, two trademark administrators and a number of law students. 

For many years, BUGGE VALENTIN has represented some of the most well-known Danish designers/right holders and assisted them with strategy, registration and maintenance of rights, conclusion and interpretation of agreements and represented them in disputes, including arbitration and litigation.

BUGGE VALENTIN’s IP team is led by partners Anders Valentin and Jens Jakob Bugge.

Please state your membership when contacting the company.

Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel is a leading Danish law firm with strong international relations and advises on all areas of Danish and EU business law. Gorrissen Federspiel always provides the strongest team of specialists across all practice areas for the given assignment. The high level of professionalism and specialist skills among Gorrissen Federspiel’s lawyers is the foundation for the advice, and on top of this comes a broader business understanding of the individual client’s business and insight into a particular sector or industry.

As a client of Gorrissen Federspiel, you are always guaranteed the most optimal approach to and solution to all legal issues.

Gorrissen Federspiel has offices in both Copenhagen and Aarhus.

Members of Design denmark are offered:

  • ½ hour free legal hotline twice a year.
  • 7 hours of advice at a reduced price for more time-consuming tasks (“klippekort”).
  • Preparation of standard employment contracts (salaried employees without special terms and conditions) at a reduced price.
  • Filing of design and trademark applications in Denmark at a reduced price.
  • Discount on fees in connection with registration of designs and registration of trademarks abroad.


LØJE IP is a full-service law firm within Intellectual Property Law dedicated to rights holders and creative companies. LØJE IP handles cases related to the establishment and enforcement of IP rights. LØJE IP represents many small and large Danish designers and a wide range of design-oriented companies.

The advice is targeted at IP-oriented companies and primarily includes design and trademark protection and litigation in Denmark and abroad, both within design, trademarks, copyrights and patents. LØJE IP also has extensive experience drafting royalty, distributor and agent agreements, and establishing design companies, including drafting co-ownership agreements between designers.

LØJE IP has 30 years of experience in advising designers and design companies.

LØJE IP offers new customers a free one-hour initial consultation and a half-hour annual hotline service for existing customers. Assignments are otherwise settled according to current hourly rates but with due consideration for the size of the assignment.

Syn & Skøn

As a member of Design denmark you can apply to become a member of our Syn & Skøn corps which services the Danish courts and Designnævnet in design disputes. As a Syn & skøn assessor, you have the opportunity to be offered assessor assignments within your field of expertise. Payment for the assignment is settled directly with the person requesting the assignment.


Contract templates

Design denmark has the best selection of contract templates for all the various design needs.

As a member you have access to and can freely use

  • NDA/ Fortrolighedsaftale EN, DA
  • Standard samarbejdsaftale EN, DA
  • Freelanceaftale DA
  • Royaltykontrakter IPR beholdes af designeren EN, DA
  • Royaltykontrakter IPR overdrages til kunden EN, DA
  • Royaltykontrakt med rammeaftale DA
  • Funktionærkontrakt DA
  • Kombineret kunde- og konkurrenceklausul EN, DA
  • Praktikkontrakt med løn DA



Design denmark offers you guaranteed access to a highly attractive pension scheme at Danica Pension.

Specifically, the agreement provides the following benefits:

– Favorable prices on pension and insurance solutions

– Attractive products and services

– Improved coverage in the event of loss of earning capacity. Danica Pension is the only company that increases the payout in job assessment and resource courses by an annual amount. The amount is determined individually and can be a maximum of the rate that non-dependents can receive from the public sector in the form of resource allowance.

– Guidance on all collective agreement issues in relation to pension

– VIP and management advice in areas such as tax optimization, wealth management and investment

– App where you and your employees can quickly get an overview of how you are covered

For more info, see your member page.


Professional growth

Participate for free in all our member activities like talks, webinars, design bars etc. and get extensive discounts on our masterclasses. Join our peer-to-peer networks and expand your knowledge and reach, or save money on our discounts for industry-leading conferences, seminars and fairs.



Wayfinding Collective

A networking group focused on wayfinding that can provide a platform for professionals to connect and share their knowledge of the discipline. Members can learn from one another’s experiences and perspectives, expanding their understanding of the field of wayfinding.

The group’s purpose is to create more focus on the discipline of wayfinding in Denmark, which is often overlooked despite its importance in creating intuitive and efficient navigation systems. By bringing together professionals with different backgrounds and experiences within healthcare, transportation, urban planning, cultural institutions, etc the group can promote the use of wayfinding in various contexts.

In addition, the group aims to have a voice in the political debate and explore what can be done within our building regulations, as well as engage with other relevant stakeholders. This is to ensure that wayfinding is considered an integral part of the building and design process and that it is given the necessary attention and funding.
Members can discuss different design elements such as pictograms, colors, typography, and universal design to improve wayfinding, and share case studies and real-world examples to gain insights into how to enhance the wayfinding experience.

The group can serve as a way to build professional connections and relationships within the wayfinding community, expanding members’ networks and potentially leading to collaborations on projects or initiatives.
Overall, the wayfinding-focused networking group can facilitate the exchange of ideas and the sharing of knowledge within the discipline, while also advocating for its importance in creating intuitive, efficient, and storytelling navigation systems, and contributing to the political debate around it.

In-house designers

When was the last time you met an in-house designer in an interview, in a design magazine – or on stage at a design conference or awards ceremony? How many design school students dream of managing and challenging a CVI for a major company or organization?

This network is for designers who work with design in an organization or company where the product is not directly associated with design. The aim is to create an inspiring and rewarding forum with space to geek out, share knowledge, and spar.

Christoffer Tange:
Patrick Leith Andresén:


Do you need sparring to set your professional direction? Do you need to expand your network in terms of subcontractors for tasks? Are you sometimes a bit of a worn-out one-man army? Do you miss colleagues for co-creation and conversation, or do you just want to share? Do you need support to become a better merchant? Or are you wondering what your next step is, or maybe how to get there? Get inspiration, professional insights, colleagues, and witnesses to your business and your process.

The goal is to create an inspiring and rewarding forum with room to geek out, inspire and share knowledge. We meet to discuss relevant topics, share how things are going, help each other gain new perspectives on challenges, and develop better business practices. We witness each other’s growth and use the hot seat and mentoring roles to collectively gain a better overview and awareness of how to manage your time and achieve your goals, step by step.

Tea Bendix:
Maiken Hallingskov:


Sustainable Innovation

Are Danish designers part of the solution to the global climate crisis? We’re pretty sure of it in the Sustainable Innovation Network. But how exactly? That’s what we want to explore, discuss, and professionalize. We believe we are the ones who can make eco-design evolve from grassroots culture to become a natural part of mainstream consumer culture. If you want to share your knowledge and develop professionally in the field of sustainable innovation, sign up here.  In the network, we work with sustainable products and services, eco-friendly behavior change, circular economy, C2C, LCA, regenerative design, biodiversity, materials, production, and recycling systems.

Pil Bredahl:
Pil Bredahl: 
Jakob Bendix:

Interested in starting a new network? We are there for you.

Conferences, Seminars, Fairs etc.

Design Matters: 15 % discount

UX Nordic: 15 % discount


Salone del Mobile


Positions of trust

As a member you can apply for a host of central positions in the Danish design community. As the industry Association of Danish design, we manage quite a few positions, which we make available to our members via open calls. Here is a list of where you can participate and make yourself heard.


 The board of Design denmark


The legal committee of Design denmark

The Selection committee of Design denmark (responsible for appointing members to external positions)

The Educational Design denmark

Syn & Søn

Jurors to Sø- & Handelsretten 

Jurors to Vestre Landsret

Jurors to Østre Landsret

Repræsentantskabet Designmuseum Danmark

Statens Kunstfonds repræsentantskab

Statens Værksteder

Aftagerpanelet ved Designskolen Kolding

Aftagerpanelet ved Designstudier, Syddansk Universitet

Uddannelsesudvalget, KEA

Bestyrelsen, Dansk Design Center

Bestyrelsen, Designnævnet


Find inspiration in culture


Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Entré 40 kr.

Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand
50% discount

Designmuseum Danmark
50% discount

HEART – Herning Museum of Contemporary Art
Adult: 50 kr. 
Student, Senior: 40 kr. 

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum
20% discount
100 kr. discount on årskort

DAC Dansk Arkitektur Center
20% discount

FORM Magazine for Nordic Architecture and Design
35% discount

MARK Magazine
34% discount