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What Is Nordic Design: Denmark



Welcome to the second installment of What is Nordic Design: Denmark! We are delighted to welcome Marie-Louise Høstbo, Creative Design Director at Fritz Hansen, and Monica Obniski, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the High Museum of Art to explore Nordic Design from the Danish perspective.

Note: all sessions in the What is Nordic Design series will be available on YouTube and MyNordic shortly following the program. To learn more about MyNordic, please click here.

About the Series: 

Simplicity, minimalism, and functionality are three pillars that many use to describe “Nordic” Design. But what exactly is Nordic design? In this new series, we will explore and celebrate the influence and evolution of design in each Nordic country (Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden) and consider a national school of design against the idea of pan-Nordic design. Each session will investigate the history of design in the country under consideration, and it will pose the question: What is “Nordic” design? Design experts from each Nordic country will be paired with a curator of design at a US museum for a stimulating conversation.


  • Monica Obniski

    Monica Obniski

    Monica Obniski joined the High in March 2020 as Curator of Decorative Arts and Design. She is responsible for the Decorative Arts and Design department, including related exhibitions and programs, as well as its collection of more than 2,300 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present.

  • Marie-Louise Høstbo_min

    Marie-Louise Høstbo

    Marie-Louise Høstbo has worked at the intersection of architecture and Danish design for over two decades. As Head of Design, Høstbo works strategically to curate collections, develop products and continue to shape Fritz Hansen’s legacy of exceptional and timeless design.



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