The embassy is proud to announce a long term project together with the Nordic Embassies in Ireland with the support of the Nordic Culture Fund. Nordic Now will explore contemporary design from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden through an exhibition and events.
The programme includes eight exhibitors and four visiting designers from the Nordic region coming to Dún Laoghaire from 26th October to 17th November.
Opening on 26th October, Nordic Makers design store in Dún Laoghaire 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 on George’s Street Lower until 17th 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 26th October entitled ‘Nordic Now: Designing Sustainably and Sustaining Design’. It 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 a designer’s practice.
27th October, 7 pm: talk by Hunting & Narud, hosted by Norwegian Embassy
3th November, 7pm: talk by Saana ja Olli, hosted by the Finnish Embassy
10th November, 7pm: talk by Jenny Nordberg, hosted by the Swedish Consulate
17th November, 7pm: talk by Edvard & Steenfatt, hosted by the Danish Embassy
For free tickets please sign up through Eventbrite for the seminar, opening of the exhibition as well as the national days. They will give you a closer look at the work of the different designers. If you cannot participate in the events, please make sure to stop by the Nordic Makers between 27th October and 17th November to see the exhibition!