Sydney Opera House celebrates its 40th anniversary with an exclusive Danish design exhibition

When Jørn Utzon’s world-famous opera house in Sydney celebrates its 40th anniversary, the exclusively-curated exhibition Danish Design at the House will showcase the best of Danish design, past and present.

The Western Foyer of the Sydney Opera House will be transformed into an installation featuring timeless design classics from the Utzon era together with innovative contemporary design from Denmark. Curated by Gerard Reinmuth (TERROIR) in collaboration with Karen Kjaergaard and with support from the The Danish Agency for Culture, The Danish Trade Council and The Danish Arts Foundation, Danish Design at the House features design, art and architecture from world-renowned Danish companies - from Bang & Olufsen to the LEGO®Group - and sheds light on the values and logic that have been the foundation of Danish design for generations. These include concepts such as 'materiality', 'technology' and 'pragmatism'.

Danish Design at the House will open on October 25, 2013 with the Danish Crown Prince Couple in attendance.

The exhibition is open to the public, free of charge, from October 25 - November 11, 2013.

For more information on the exhibition and brands featured, please visit:

Companies featured include: Bang & Olufsen // BODUM // Cane-line // ECCO // ege // Eilersen // FLEYE // Georg Jensen // Grundfos Pumps // HAY // Kay Bojesen ApS // Lightyears // LINDBERG // Louis Poulsen // OLE LYNGGAARD COPENHAGEN // Onecollection // Nordisk // Novo Nordisk // Paustian // Republic of Fritz Hansen // SCANPAN // Steensen Varming // the LEGO®Group // Viola Sky // VisitDenmark //


The Sydney Opera House has invited Denmark to participate in the official 40th anniversary celebration of Jørn Utzon’s world-famous architectural work. The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark has been invited by the Sydney Opera House to be patrons of the celebration, which will take place on October 20 – 28. The celebration will focus on the Opera House’s Danish roots and on new talent through a series of cultural events in which Danish and Australian artists, architects and designers will participate. Among the Danish collaborators are the Danish Agency for Culture, the Danish Arts Foundation, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), the Bikuben Foundation, the Royal Danish Embassy in Australia and the Danish Consulate General in Sydney.

Last updated: 30.12.2015
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