northmodern, Vol. 3. 13–15/1 2016

northmodern Vol. 3. 13–15/1 2016

northmodern looks forward to welcoming you to the 3rd edition of the show where you can look forward to experiencing an abundance of special projects, amazing new- and established brands, a line of interesting collaborations and special installations. Have a sneak peek here.

Crystal Hall by 1.618
We are delighted to announce that 1.618 Paris is back in Copenhagen with a curation at northmodern! In the natural light that streams through the glass ceiling of the Crystal Hall, 1.618 will bring together a selection of remarkable sustainable brands from all over the world. 1.618 Paris will show exclusive designs, avant-premières as well as innovative designs, read on for a short overview and see which brands you can expect here.

Brussels Design Talent

northmodern January 2016 will host a more ambitious Belgian push for the Scandinavian markets as the Belgian collaboration extends to include design centre Mode and Design (MAD) Brussels. Through their joint FORWARD initiative, MAD Brussels and Brussels Invest & Export seek to further develop Belgian designers’ trade relations in Scandinavia with the exhibit “Brussels Design Talents”. The exhibition combines selected new talents, spectacular stand design and celebrity curation. A jury led by the Belgian architecture and design star Julien De Smedt has nominated 7 talents for Brussels Design Talents. Julien De Smedt and the team looked for ambitious and innovative new talents looking to solve difficult problems through design.

Schools & Talents

northmodern has yet again made room for the new- and upcoming talents and will this season welcome KADK (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering). They will be presenting their view on future Danish design with their exhibition NØW. The focus is design adjusted to the future in the shape of flexible furniture, safety carpets and adjustable bicycle helmets.
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) will participate in the area with their award exhibition, shown at Aller Publishing house in Copenhagen, where students from Danish design and architect schools are presenting their sustainable design projects.

Hagedornhagen x Noyer presents Special Installation

In collaboration with northmodern and Hagedornhagen Copenhagen, Noyer will open an installation focused on innovation and product development. The installation will present the audience with the basic ideas for four new possible products. The four products are not fully developed allowing visitors to get insight into the shaping and development of ideas.

Classic materials like cobber, leather and American walnut will be combined with bearings, magnets and avonite. The installation is developed in collaboration with the designers from hagedornhagen, and it illustrates the endless choices and possibility, which are connected with developing and designing new products.

Special Projects

In a simplistic and raw scaffold environment, built on the industrial grey concrete floors, northmodern will present a “work in progress universe” – a place for top brands and special projects to show and be part of a community for brands, designers and industry professionals.

The current design legends, known for their quality and unique designs in and around the world, will be presenting their top collections at the first trade show of 2016. Filling out this space will be curated furniture, tailored state of the art lighting, carpenter kitchens, kitchen accessories, delicacies and special presentations for contract market. Positioned at the entrance, the aim is to create a dynamic  and amazing atmosphere as soon as you walk into northmodern. Some of the projects and brands you can experience are: Chmara.Rosinke, Frandsen Project, Buro BELÉN, Truly Truly, Malle W. Trousseau, Boxone by Køkkensnedkeren and Restaurant Rebel, Georg Jensen, Design Werck, Boform & CPH SQUARE.

northmodern Collaborate with ELLE Decoration

This season northmodern has teamed up with renowned magazine ELLE Decoration for an integrated collaboration on and off the fair.

At northmodern, ELLE Decoration will curate their own space, where it will be possible to swing by and have a chat with members of their editorial team. The ELLE Decoration team will be selecting their favorite pieces amongst all the exhibited items and products and highlighting them with custom hangtags, making it possible to spot their favourites. Furthermore, the editorial teams will be covering the fairs on social media @elledecorationdk and @northmodern.

northmodern Central

northmodern Central is northmodern’s inspiring ‘central station’. Design Circus is behind the concept and decor of the colourful northmodern Central universe of experiences, featuring curated new products, furniture and handmade objects from exhibitors in an inspirational and unique atmosphere.

The stage is set to reflect our modern times and includes a tribute to true craftsmanship, the concept developer and designer Birgit Tarp points out. The 225­square­metre northmodern Central is surrounded by four­metre­high bungalow walls, with four smaller entrances – a stunning spatial experience in the Center Hall of Bella Center Copenhagen.


In recent years, the concept of ‘handmade’ has experienced a renaissance. Traditional craft skills have flourished and is represented by a new generation of designers who have rediscovered the value and quality of objects made by hand. In a post-industrial culture where traditional, physical objects are being digitalized and mass-produced, a new counter culture seeks to instate the individual and reveal the process of creating things by hand. The handmade logo at northmodern is designed by Design Circus and shows the piston effect that illustrates the human personal processing.

To pay tribute to this new movement of designers and unique handmade design, northmodern presents an exclusive exhibition of designers and modern craftsmen. Handmade is to be found in the centerhall.

Some of the brands you can look forward to seeing is:

Roomstore/New Works, Muuto, Noyer, Hornbak & co./Arper/Offect/Kasthall, Hagedornhagen, Malle W. Trousseau, Handvärk, Den Danske Keramikfabrik, QQ design/BD Barcelona, Boform, Georg Jensen, Volta, KADK (det kongelige danske kunstakademis skoler for arkitektur, design og konservering), 1.618 Paris, Roam/Stellaworks, Rewired, Frandsen Project, Erik Bagger Furniture, Ferm Living, Menu, Aytm

We look forward to seeing you and don’t forget to pre-register HERE latest Tuesday 12th January at 11.59pm.

northmodern team