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Design Society is founded by the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Danish Design Centre, INDEX: Design to Improve Life and Danish Fashion Institute. The foundation was formed as a national, unifying, and forceful player, working to coordinate the public funded effort for growth in the Danish design and fashion industries. The purpose of Design Society is to create a larger critical mass and coordinate the public efforts between national, regional and local authorities to promote design and fashion in Denmark. The Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs and The Capital Region of Denmark are the main sponsors of the foundation.

Design Society primarily operates through its organizations, Danish Design Centre, INDEX: Design to Improve Life, Danish Fashion Institute and Copenhagen Fashion Week, while the administrative assignments such as financial management, IT, and HR is managed by the foundation. Therefore each organization has its own mission and independent board of directors.

Learn more about the four subsidiaries

Board of directors

Michael K. Rasmussen, Chairman of Design Society and Danish Design Centre
Niels Eskildsen, Chairman of Danish Fashion Institute and Copenhagen Fashion Week
Jens Wittrup Willumsen, Chairman of INDEX: Design to Improve Life
Jens Lundsgård, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Business and Growth Denmark
Claus Bjørn Billehøj, Director of the Capital Region of Denmark in Centre for Regional Development

Chief Executive

Christian Bason

Contact

Chief Executive Christian Bason, ddc@ddc.dk, tel. +45 3131 7374
Chief Financial Officer Malene Hvidt Thamdrup, mht@designsociety.dk, tel. +45 2241 9009