Danish Desire: Sustainable Methods in Modern Design
Jan 22 2022
event online

Environmental responsibility is integral to good design practices. In Denmark, designers take inspiration from nature to create simple, functional, elegant products exceptionally crafted to last for generations.

We’re seeing continued innovations and improvements made in reducing the environmental impact of design production, including reusing and recycling materials, reducing the carbon footprint by sourcing FSC certified wood locally, and using upholstery materials that are OEKO-TEX tested and certified for sustainable practices.

Join Toronto-based Danish design retailer TORP online during the DesignTO Festival for ‘Danish Desire: Sustainable Methods in Modern Design’, a live virtual panel discussion with leaders in Canadian and Danish furniture design and production on how the green wave is impacting design for a better future.

As part of our ‘Danish Desire’ event this year, we’re also excited to offer an in-person exhibit at our showroom in Toronto, at 245 Davenport Road, suite 200. Meet the team at TORP and take a tour of the finest examples of Danish modern furniture and design, produced by companies who have dedicated their business to balancing beauty and desirability with lasting, sustainable design.

TORP is the only retailer in Toronto focused exclusively on Modern Danish furniture, lighting and design for architects and homeowners. The TORP exhibition and online panel discussion are hosted in collaboration with the Danish Consulate General in Toronto and Nordic Bridges.


TORP Inc., Danish Consulate General, Nordic Bridges, Harbourfront Centre


Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Arne Nordtorp
Danish Desire: Sustainable Methods in Modern Design
Hans Wegner’s Circle Chair (pp130) from PP Møbler. PP Møbler uses wood from locally sourced forests to ensure high quality and minimise transportation. The company also reduces CO2 output by using any wood waste chips or sawdust to generate energy for heating and other uses, along with other building measures designed for energy efficiency. The company has also replaced old lacquers with water-based ones to reduce toxic output.
Danish Desire: Sustainable Methods in Modern Design
Poul Henningsen’s PH Artichoke lamp from Louis Poulsen. Governed by the premise that high-quality, long-lasting materials and products are inherently sustainable, Louis Poulsen has been ramping up efforts to create a better workplace, including recently converting their Vejen facility to be powered solely by renewable electricity.
Danish Desire: Sustainable Methods in Modern Design
Arne Jacobsen’s Egg™ chair from Fritz Hansen. Upholstered in Re-wool, a 45% recycled wool designed by Margrethe Odgaard for textile producer, Kvadrat. Fritz Hansen collaborates with partners and suppliers to ensure that sustainable practices and materials in production are maximised, including minimising the use of harmful chemicals and lacquers.
Danish Desire: Sustainable Methods in Modern Design
Oki Sato’s (Nendo Design) N02™ Recycle chair from Fritz Hansen. Made from 100% upcycled plastic household waste that can be 100% recycled at the end of its use. Each plastic part is marked for correct sorting on disassembly and recycling, and the upholstery is 98% post-consumer recycled polyester by Just, certified by OEKO-TEX and the EU Ecolabel.
Danish Desire: Sustainable Methods in Modern Design
Thomas Alken’s Sammen Garden Furniture line from FDB Møbler. The furniture from FDB Møbler is carefully crafted to be long lasting and sustainably produced. The company aims to be Denmark’s most environmentally responsible furniture company and CO2 neutral. All products are designed and made to last generations, made with wood that is FSC certified, and all upholstery textiles are labeled OEKO-TEX.
Danish Desire: Sustainable Methods in Modern Design
Iksos-Berlin’s Fiber chair from Muuto is made from an innovative wood fiber composite and can be disassembled to be 100% recyclable for future production. Muuto strives for sustainable production using materials that minimize harmful chemicals, providing many products that adhere to several certification labels, including the Declare Living Building Challenge, the Global Greentag Label, the FSC, VOC testing and ANSI BIFMA & European Standard Testing for performance, strength, and safety.