Nordic Now, 27 October to 17 November 2016
Opening on 26 October, Nordic Makers hosts Nordic Now, an exhibition showcasing contemporary design. Including work from Hunting & Narud (NO), Ask & Eng (NO) Saana ja Olli (FI), Leena Kouhia (FI) Jenny Nordberg (SE), Kajsa Willner (SE) Edvard & Steenfatt (DK) and Tina Marie Bentsen (DK), the exhibition highlights emerging designers and small studios from the Nordic region who are exploring materiality, engaging in sustainable practice, or are redefining Nordic design.
Accompanying the exhibition is a seminar in dlr LexIcon on 26 October entitled ‘Nordic Now: Designing Sustainably and Sustaining Design’ with speakers including Dr Elizabeth Hatz of the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Knut Bang of Oslo’s Design and Architecture Centre (DogA), Troels Degn of the Danish Design School (KADK) and acclaimed Finnish designer Ilkka Suppanen. The seminar will explore sustainability in contemporary design and will also touch on how the Nordic countries support and promote design.
Lastly, the exhibition will be accompanied by a series of informal events in Nordic Makers, each shining a light on a designer from a different Nordic country. A presentation, conversation and drinks each Thursday night of the exhibition’s run will take a closer look at a designer’s practice and how it sits in a Nordic and an international context. The events will take place on 27 October and 3, 10 and 17 November.
The Nordic Now exhibition and events are curated and delivered by Nordic Makers with the support of the Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish Embassies in Ireland, NCAD and the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. It is funded by the Nordic Culture Fund.
The full programme is:
Nordic Now: Designing Sustainably and Sustaining Design, dlr LexIcon, 26 October, 1-6pm
A seminar looking at sustainable design and design promotion in the Nordic region. Speakers include Knut Bang of the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture, Troels Degn of the Danish Design School, Finnish designer Ilkka Suppanen and Elizabeth Hatz of the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. The Nordic Now seminar is hosted by the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in collaboration with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and the National College of Art and Design.
Nordic Now exhibition opening, Nordic Makers, 26 October 7pm
Nordic Now features work by contemporary design studios from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Nordic Now is curated and delivered by Nordic Makers with support from the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and is funded by the Nordic Culture Fund. The exhibition opens on 26 October at 7pm. Drinks reception.
Nordic Now exhibition, Nordic Makers, 26 October-17 November
The exhibition is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm from 26 October until 17 November.
Nordic Now events, Nordic Makers, 27 October, 3, 10 and 17 November, 7pm
Each Thursday night of the exhibition sees an informal presentation and conversation with a different Nordic designer, supported by their respective embassy.
- Norwegian design talk by Hunting & Narud on Thursday 27 October at 19.00 at Nordic Makers, Lower George Street, Dún Laoghaire.
- Finnish design talk by Saana ja Olli on Thursday 3 November at 19.00 at Nordic Makers, Lower George Street, Dún Laoghaire.
- Swedish design talk by Jenny Nordberg on Thursday 10 November at 19.00 at Nordic Makers, Lower George Street, Dún Laoghaire.
- Danish design talk by Edvard & Steenfatt on Thursday 17 November at 19.00 at Nordic Makers, Lower George Street, Dún Laoghaire.
Free tickets available here: