The Opera House in Sydney is these days the home of several Danish designs on display. Among these Danish shoe design presented by ECCO.
ECCO is part of the Danish Design at the House exhibition in Sydney, Australia, and showcases Danish shoe design at the Opera House. The Opera House is launching the Danish Design at the House exhibition as part of its 40th Anniversary celebrations.
The Western Foyer of Sydney Opera House has been transformed into an installation featuring timeless design classics from the Utzon era, together with innovative contemporary design from Denmark, such as ECCO shoes.
The exhibition holds a series of installations inspired by the sparse, elegant modernism of Danish design and showcases design, art and architecture from world-renowned Danish companies. It sheds light on the values and logic that have underpinned Danish design for generations – including concepts such as 'materiality', 'technology' and 'pragmatism'.
The launch was attended by Denmark’s Crown Prince Couple, HRH Crown Prince Frederik and HRH Crown Princess Mary, official Patrons of the Opera House’s 40th Anniversary. Danish Design at the House is open to the public, free of charge, until 11 November 2013.
More than 350 million pairs of ECCO shoes have walked the earth since 1963, when Karl Toosbuy founded the company in Denmark. ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world to own and manage every step of the shoemaking process – from leather production through manufacturing in its own factories and all the way to its stores. ECCO’s Scandinavian design philosophy, “The shoe must follow the foot”, is guiding the company. ECCO creates high-comfort, functional, stylish shoes and timeless bags, accessories, small leather goods and shoe care products. Still family owned, ECCO is headquartered in Denmark and employs more than 19,500 people of 50 nationalities worldwide. ECCO products can be found in the 1,100 ECCO stores and 14,000 other sales locations in more than 90 countries.