The Danish Design Center (DDC) and Index: announced today that they are now joined within one organization, with Index: being a subsidiary company of DDC, 100% owned by the latter.
Index: is a global non-profit network organisation based in Copenhagen that sponsors awards every second year, the famous Index: Award, for design to improve life.
The merger will allow for a stronger international branding of Denmark as one of the world's leading design nations. With more integrated resources, the new structure is also better positioned to be a key player in carrying out the Danish Government's design policy.
Mark Vanderbeeken is a senior partner at Experientia, an international experience design consultancy, based in Turin, Italy. He is also the author of the successful experience design blog Putting People First. Mark is a specialist in visioning, identity development and strategic communications and worked in Italy, Denmark, the USA and Belgium. He was communications manager of Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, European communications coordinator for the World Wide Fund for Nature (or WWF), marketing director of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (USA) and chief press officer of Antwerp 93, Cultural Capital of Europe (Belgium).