What happens when design classics and today’s most innovative ideas and trends meet? Introducing CODE – the first Nordic design fair ever and the perfect opportunity to display your products and gain maximum attention. CODE stands for COpenhagen DEsign and is the Nordic’s new venue for ultimate trends within the arena of design, furniture, interior, lighting, textile and technology. This is where you will find inspiration and experience what is going on in today’s world of design.
Located in Copenhagen, the fair will be an important part of Denmark’s first international design week. Copenhagen will be devoted to design and attract the world’s attention, for example with the exhibition and presentation of the most prestigious international design award INDEX:. The design week will be heavily marketed and thus ensure a large number of relevant visitors. CODE has His Royal Highness Prince Frederik as patron.
CODE and Copenhagen will have the design world’s attention for a whole week – and the keyword is international design. CODE is part of the first Danish design week of superior international standard ever. The theme of the Design Week is ‘Design for our future environment’, inspired by the U.N. Climate Convention in 2009, which Bella Center, Copenhagen, will be hosting. Copenhagen will be buzzing with activity; events in public spaces, design night, exhibitions, conferences, lectures, workshops and the presentation of the world’s most prestigious design award INDEX:. All these events will draw the attention of Danish and international professionals, designers, experts, tourists, students and international media. A great benefit for the selected exhibitors and partners.
The Design Week is supported by the Ministry of Commerce and Economics, Danish Design Center, INDEX:, The Design Exhibition, Danish Architectural Center, Danish Craft, Wonderful Copenhagen, Visit Denmark, the architect and design schools, trade industry, public institutions and not least Bella Center.

Copenhagen International Fashion Fair placed Copenhagen on the international design map years ago and the city is the epitome of Danish design. Named by Monocle, one of today’s tren diest lifestyle magazines, as the best city in the world to live in, Copenhagen has once again brought itself to international fame. Copenhagen’s exiting design and architecture, clean harbour swimming facilities and beautiful bicycling – and waste recycling – people, are all reasons for the magazine’s choice of Copenhagen.


An altogether unique exhibition with the best Nordic design of the last decade. The exhibition has an important international designer as curator – and has a sub-curator in each Nordic country – Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland and Denmark. Nordic Selected contains products from graphic, industrial, interactive and architectural design.


Here you will experience all the trends within furniture, lighting, design, textile and interior accessories. Furniture/ Interior represents the best of Nordic and international design – the classic and the most recent. The exhibitors are both manufacturers, importers, agents, dealers and designers. The placement and design of the individual stands are carefully planned in accordance with your needs and CODE’s general concept. Beneficial terms will be applicable if the stand contract is signed by February 1, 2009.


CODE Gallery is a new podium exhibition where new design talents and established designers from the Nordic countries and the rest of the world exhibit. Here your products are enrolled in an exhibition unity, which Bella Center manages, without any individually manned stands. As exhibitor you simply enlist your
product and Bella Center takes care of everything. The area includes a lounge with buying guides and in the CODE internet café visitors can learn more about both commercial and non-commercial products. Application deadline April 1, 2009.


CODE focuses on the term ‘sustainable design’. A term, which deals with design based on larger environmental considerations, diminished use of ressources and social responsibility. We affect the environment in everything we do – and the environment has an effect on us. This is inevitable, but we can, however, make a difference to our threatened planet by focusing more on sustainable design. This can be done in all areas of the value chain – from the early design phase to choice of materials, production methods, transport and branding. But how much sustainable design is really sustainable – and in what way?


Bring back a unique design souvenir from Copenhagen. The international design group ‘Designboom’ visits Copenhagen for the first time – with an exhibition of 35 international design talents. Visitors will meet the young avantgardists and their works, which are in limited edition or prototypes. You will see, hear and touch many intelligent, useful and surprising works – and buy them at an often symbolic prize. Since 2005
‘Designboom’ has been based in Milan and has exhibited in big cities as New York, Tokyo and Sydney.

Today Copenhagen is one of the most popular convention cities in the world. One of the main reasons is the fact that Bella Center yearly hosts approx. 1300 conferences and congresses. That is why Bella Center is currently building Scandinavia’s largest hotel.
Apart from housing showrooms for approx. 500 fashion and furniture companies, Bella Center hosts the well-known Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, Automobiles and Accessories in Bella and CPH International Boat Show as well as events such as MTV Music Awards and the U.N. Climate Conference in 2009. Bella Center is exceptionally well located only 10 minutes from the center of Copenhagen, 5 minutes from an international airport and a bridge to the rest of Scandinavia – and the motorway, metro and bus is just outside.

Facts:
Information concerning entry, stand rental etc. you’ll find on the enclosed sheet or on CODE09.dk

Contact:
Sales Consultant Maria Prior
Tel.: + 45 32 47 21 17 / mpr@bellacenter.dk

Sales Consultant Allan Kristiansen
Tel.: + 45 32 47 21 71 / akr@bellacenter.dk

Chief Coordinator Merete Bartholdy
Tel: + 45 32 47 22 07 / mba@bellacenter.dk

Exhibition Manager Lone Ann Disch
Tel: +45 32 47 21 55 / lad@bellacenter.dk

Code:
27 – 30 August 2009
Bella Center A/S, Center Boulevard 5, DK – 2300 Copenhagen S

WWW.CODE09.DK