Nordic Design Now consists of two panel discussions, Social Awareness & Sustainability and Design Policy: Lessons Learned, co-presented by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Scandinavia House.

These panels are held in conjunction with two design exhibitions: National Triennial 2010: Why Design Now? at Cooper-Hewitt and Nordic Models + Common Ground at Scandinavia House.

Moderated by Bradford McKee, Editor-in-Chief, Landscape Architecture Magazine, the second panel also includes up-and-coming and major designers, focusing on architecture and design policies in the Nordic countries and the knowledge acquired in carrying out those policies.


Christian Scherfig, CEO of the Danish Design Centre
Lavrans Løvlie — Director, liveIwork

Robin Edman – Chief Executive of SVID, The Swedish Industrial Design Foundation
Sanna-Mari Jäntti, Development Director, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012
Halla Helgadottir, Managing Director Iceland Design Centre