It’s a big year for one of the world’s most famous buildings. The Sydney Opera House, designed by famed Danish architect Jørn Utzon, celebrated its 40th birthday this month, and to mark the milestone and honour the great man, an exhibition of Denmark’s best design from the building’s lifetime has been brought together.
For Danish Design at the House, the Western Foyer has been transformed into an installation showcasing the work of 25 creative industries – including famous names such as Bang & Olufsen and LEGO – and a dozen architects and artisans who have and continue to exemplify all that’s best about the country’s design output. Innovative use of materials and technology with an underlying focus on pragmatism are the key values of the exhibits which range from the Utzon era to the present day. The exhibition is free to enter and runs until 11 November. Denmark’s Crown Prince was in attendance for the opening last week; the Consulate General of Denmark in Sydney is a partner in the project with the Sydney Opera House and the Danish Agency for Culture.