Design to Improve Life: Copenhagen

Copenhagen 2009

Kristin: Today I visited the Copenhagen City Centre and came across a very engaging design exhibition called Index: Design to Improve Life. There, in a number of clear plastic capsules scattered throughout the square were examples of beautifully designed products that aimed to improve the way we live throughout the world. Apparently, the items featured in the exhibition had been whittled down from an initial 700 submissions. These included hardware for hearing aids shaped like iPods rather than medical devices, clever medical kits to assist childbirth out of hospital, colourful ‘drivers of change’ cards for thinking about the future, the ‘Better Place’ recharging station for electric vehicles and a host of other interesting and varied examples. You really need to explore the website to appreciate the scope of the project – quite inspiring! The exhibition is one of a number of activities being presented during Design Week in Copenhagen.

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