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Danish Design Fair in the Danish Seamen’s Church

Half a thousand people showed up for the Danish Design Fair at the Danish Seamen’s Church. The event included delicate Danish Design at advantageous prices, smørrebrød and special brewed Danish beer. The well-known tones of Malaga by Danish artist Thomas Helmig fills the room with a Danish summer nostalgic feel. The long and bright summer…

Crown Prince Frederik to open Danish Exhibition at Beijing Design Week

The Crown Prince of Denmark is set to open the Danish Exhibition at Beijing Design Week, which will run from the September 26th till October 5th. The theme of this year’s exhibition is Living and Giving, where attendants will be offered the newest in food, healthcare, transportation etc. A chance for Danish companies to reach…

Swedish design and education: Prince Carl Philip in Hong Kong

On the 5-7 December, HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden visited Hong Kong together with two business delegations. The purpose of the visit was to promote Swedish business and raise Swedish interests in design and education. Sweden has a well-developed cooperation with Hong Kong when it comes to design and creativity, and the aim of…

LEGO wins copyright case against Chinese BELA products

The LEGO Group announced 7. December that they have received a favorable decision from China Shantou Intermediate People’s Court in September, holding that certain BELA products overstepped the copyrights of the LEGO Group and that manufacturing and selling of those products were acts of unfair competition. It is the first time the LEGO Group has…

Rasmus Kristensen: Back in Asia – as Denmark’s Ambassador to Indonesia

Rasmus A. Kristensen arrived in Jakarta in September 2017 appointed as the new Danish Ambassador to Indonesia replacing Casper Klynge (who prematurely left in the summer to become Denmark’s first ever Tech Ambassador). While Ambassador Kristensen has worked many years for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Denmark this is his first posting as…

Finland at Hong Kong Christmas Market

Finnish Christmas Wonders are available in Hong Kong! The 2017 Christmas Market in shopping centre Stanley Plaza has an amazing Finland theme! The market takes place in two consecutive weekends in mid-December: 9-10 December and 16-17 December. Featured is a glass igloo, retailer booths, and Finnish Christmas delicacies. Finnish products from companies like Puhdistamo, Kyrö…

Finnish art exhibition with Soile Yli-Mäyry

During 14 – 22 October the new solo exhibition ‘Digidream’ by Finnish artist Soile Yli-Mäyry took place at Goshen Art Gallery, Millennia Walk, Singapore. A crowd of art enthusiasts came to the opening to admire the colourful paintings of the artist, who was exhibiting in Singapore for the tenth time now. The Ambassador of Finland,…

Volvo Cars, Geely launch new car brand: Polestar

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker of Sweden, and its Chinese owner Geely Holding has announce they will jointly invest RMB 5 billion (EUR 640 million) in a new standalone electric performance brand called Polestar. This initial investment will support the initial phase of Polestar’s product, brand and industrial development to become a fully consolidated…

Finnish design firms in Shanghai relocated

Two visionary and internationally recognised companies of Finnish design and architecture, PES-Architects and Avarte Shanghai Showroom have relocated to a joint studio space in Shanghai’s Yangpu District. To celebrate the opening of the new studio, and in the spirit of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Finland, Founding Partner of PES-Architects, Professor Pekka Salminen…

Ground breaking ceremonies in China for Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

CaoHeJing Guigu Creative Headquarters, Shanghai Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects’ design for the new CaoHeJing Guigu Creative Headquarters in Shanghai broke ground on Monday 18th September. Developed by government-backed CaoHeJing Hi-Tech Park, the project is aimed as CaoHeJing’s platform for innovation. The new Centre will support and nurture high-tech firms, and connect local and overseas university…