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Danish Design Award 2021:
The Winners

25. Nov 2021

A hand sanitizer dispenser, a carpet made from old plastic bottles from the sea, and Denmark’s official pavilion for the Olympic Games are among the winners of this year’s Danish Design Award

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Denmark’s national design award, Danish Design Award, was presented this afternoon. 

The award ceremony took place at Fredericia Furniture’s showroom in Copenhagen and was live transmitted via Facebook. You can watch the show here.

Danish Design Award focuses on the impact and value of design while paying tribute to the companies and designers across the country by the difference their solutions can make to the industry, society, and everyday life. The 15 award categories range from designs that help create jobs or save resources to designs that improve health or represent a visionary concept.

This year's finalists and winners

Read more about this year’s finalists and winners:

The Winners of the Danish Design Award 2021

Better Learning

Feel Good – Product 

Feel Good – Furniture  

Healthy Life

Message Understood

Liveable Cities

Outstanding Service

 Visionary Concepts

 Save Resources

Game Changer

 Better Work

Young Talent

Special awards


  • Vestas Wind Turbine

Employment Growth 

  • Glad Fonden

Design as a tool in the crisis

The Danish Design Award is showcased in collaboration between the Danish Design Center and Design Denmark.

Christina Melander, Chief of Program at Danish Design Award and Program Director at the DDC: 

“Once again, I look forward to seeing the big difference that Danish design, designers, and the companies create throughout society. The scope of this year’s solutions proves that the unique DNA behind Danish design remains a crucial position of strength for Denmark. Design makes a positive difference in every way, from the most private – trying to have a baby – to get more people to use hand sanitizer in a new wave of the pandemic and creating new, green urban spaces to help alleviate the climate crisis.

Kristine Lauritsen, Project Manager at Danish Design Award and Communications Manager at Design Denmark, says:

We are currently seeing an increase in designers and companies taking the responsibility for how design affects our environment. Witnessing this is very uplifting. With the Danish Design Award, we have an award with real impact, and it is pleasing to see that almost all finalists and winning projects this year take a sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to their solutions. Congratulations to all of them – and to all of us who are positively affected by this year’s solutions – now and in the future!”

See this year’s finalist solutions here.

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