Since, this year the Embassy also celebrates its 50 years in Washington, the exhibit explores the inspiration from classic Danish modern design from the 50s and 60s. Given the task of reinterpreting the classic Christmas tree with a Danish modern twist, design students used fiber glass, metal, plastic, and wood materials to merge the traditions of the holiday with the design era.
According to the Danish Embassy, the exhibit "investigates the relationship between inspiration and design solution. Iconic Danish works are exhibited alongside the elements for which they are named. This relationship, highlighting simple lines and a clean aesthetic, foregrounds the Scandinavian approach to design popularized in the 1950s and 1960s and which is still evident today. From the smallest utensil to the largest building, Danish design is known for celebrating the elements of beauty, functionality, nature and simplicity, united to form a singular design solution. The works on display, created by Denmark’s most renowned designers, help to tell the unique and important story of Danish design. "
The exhibit is free and open to the public tomorrow, Thursday December 9th, from 1pm - 5pm at the Royal Embassy of Denmark | 3200 Whitehaven Street NW Washington DC 20008. No registration is required. For more information, check out the Embassy's website.
Images: The Royal Embassy of Denmark via Lise Borup Krogsgaard