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Nordic Now

Opening on 26 October, Dún Laoghaire design store Nordic Makers hosts Nordic Now, an exhibition showcasing contemporary design and highlighting emerging designers and small studios from the Nordic region. The exhibition runs in Nordic Makers until 17 November and features work from Hunting & Narud (NO), Ask og Eng (NO), Saana ja Olli (FI), Leena Kouhia (FI), Jenny Nordberg (SE), Kajsa Willner (SE), Edvard & Steenfatt (DK) and Tina Marie Bentsen (DK).

Accompanying the exhibition is a seminar in dlr LexIcon on 26 October entitled ‘Nordic Now: Designing Sustainably and Sustaining Design’, which will explore sustainability in contemporary design, as well as touching 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 each designer’s practice.

Nordic Now runs from 26 October to 17 November in dlr LexIcon and Nordic Makers, Dún Laoghaire. 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 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, Nordic Makers, 26 October-17 November, opening 26 October, 7pm

Nordic Now features work by design studios from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. It is curated by Nordic Makers and Aideen McCole with support from the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and is funded by the Nordic Culture Fund. 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:


27 October, 7pm: talk by Hunting & Narud, hosted by the Norwegian Embassy

3 November, 7pm: talk by Saana ja Olli, hosted by the Finnish Embassy

10 November, 7pm: talk by Jenny Nordberg, hosted by the Swedish Embassy

17 November, 7pm: talk by Edvard & Steenfatt, hosted by the Danish Embassy


For more information visit HERE

For free tickets to all events visit https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/nordic-now-tickets-27943569970

For images and all press releases visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/va441ibbbgndus3/AAC2WY-G553A3OiHXNSXcdQ8a?dl=0