Danish Design Awards winner

Proud winner of the »Young Talent« prize. Danish Design Award 2016. The jury says “”Morten Grønning Nielsen has with his project “Happaratus” made it possible to shape hard materials such as stone and wood with your hands. In a poetic way this helps man become machine and makes the body a tool.”

Attending Shenzhen design fair with Design Denmark

Exhibiting at an international design fair, broadened my perspective of all the wonderful opportunities western designers have in Chinas changing design industries.

Keynote speaker at the Danish Ambassadors residence in Finland

I was invited to present the development process of the Happaratus project to the representatives of leading Danish design companies and their Finnish partners. Seven brands were at the Danish Design Event 2016 arranged by the the Embassy of Denmark in Helsinki.

Event: Design Diplomacy in Helsinki

A wonderful experience yesterday evening! I was invited to play a card game with Finnish design legend and lifetime achievement award winner Tauno Tarna at the Danish ambassadors residence in Helsinki.

Guest speaker at Northmodern 2016

Inspired by the Danish Modern movement and Copenhagen’s unique positioning as a top cultural destination, northmodern showcases the most exciting international talents working today along with the best of Scandinavian design heritage.

Milan Design week interview

I was asked to briefly explain the Happaratus project when I was exhibiting at Logotel POETRY, Milan design week, 12-17 April 2016.

Guest speaker at PD+I 2016

PD+I continues to grow and build further upon its stellar reputation as one of the world’s top industrial design events. Drawing in well-known brands, design leaders from Europe, North America and Asia

See you at Milan Design Week

I will be exhibiting the Happaratus project in the POETRY exhibition at Milan design week, 12-17 April 2016. Come and have a chat with me if you plan to visit!

Danish Design Awards Nominee

  17.03.2016   Groenning   News, Uncategorized   1 Comment

Really excited to amongst the 4 »Young Talents« nominated for the Danish Design Award 2016!

Meet me at Dubai Design Week

  15.10.2015   Groenning   Uncategorized   1 Comment

I will be exhibiting the Happaratus project in the Global Grad show at Dubai Design week, 26-31 October 2015. Come and have a chat with me if you plan to visit!

Exhibitor at Ljubljana Month of Design

  5.10.2015   Groenning   Uncategorized   1 Comment

INVIO will be amongst the projects shown at the Ljubljana Month of Design – an annual festival of know-how and creativity in design.

Featured in Dezeen Mini Frontiers video interview

As part of the Dezeen & MINI Frotiers series, I explain my process and what value the Happaratus project could bring to future artisans.

Exhibition in Tokyo

  1.08.2015   Groenning   Design, News   No comments

Happaratus will be on show at AXIS Gallery in Tokyo between the 10th and 25th of August 2015.

Al-jezeera Interview

  10.06.2015   Groenning   News   No comments

Watch the interview   Interview with Al-jazeera at the Imperial End of Year Show 2015. Watch the full interview here

Innovation Activism for Social Change

  2.04.2015   Groenning   Social   1 Comment

Research paper – Royal College of Art, London, 2015 Abstract: Design is often understood as a meaningful product or a system that provides a service. Design however, can also be used

Heroin Antidote Autoinjector

  11.06.2014   Groenning   Design, Social   2 Comments

Project description The main outcome of the project is a wearable heroin overdose detector, which can respond to an overdose by injecting the user with an opioid antidote called naloxone. The