Pavilion Nordico

Open Call

The PN1 project wishes to revive the connection between Argentine and Nordic design, applying the Nordic design philosophy in the context of the Argentine crafts tradition and the booming young design scene of Buenos Aires.   
Our Open Call is aimed at designers who have an original idea that they wish to pursue in collaboration with an Argentine counterpart during a stay in Buenos Aires in 2020. Up to five designers, of Nordic nationality (or based in the Nordic region), will be invited to develop a design object in collaboration with local craftspeople and design studios.
The Open Call runs until October 10th, 2019.   
Applications will be accessed on a running basis, so we recommend to apply early. 

The project will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2020. The selected participants will need to be present for 4 to 8 weeks depending on the nature of the project. 

Designers living or working in the Nordic region or Nordic citizens living abroad.
We welcome applications from designers of all backgrounds (for example textile, product, furniture, ceramics and objects).
We accept applications both from individual designers as well as from collectives and groups.
We are looking for new and original proposals that can be carried out in collaboration with Argentine craftspeople and design studios. The project must lead to a concrete outcome in the form of a design object, such as, but not limited to, a lamp, chair, sofa, tableware or textile accessory. Through our partners, we have access to the following materials: recycled plastics, ceramics, metal, textile, glass and/or wood. We are also open for other well-researched suggestions regarding regional relevant and sustainable materials.
The designer should have a fondness for new challenges, a research-minded attitude, independent working methods excellent communicative as well as teamwork skills while not being afraid of things getting lost in translation.

Juan Garcia Mosqueda (AR), design curator and founder of Chamber NYC  and Quick Tiny Shows.
Bettina Nelson (SE), designer and former resident of PAVILION NORDICO. 
Sara Løve Daðadóttir (IS/DK), co-founder of PAVILION NORDICO.
Kasper Kjeldgaard (DK), designer and winner of Formex Nova 2019. 

For the invited designers, we offer a 4-8 week stay in Buenos Aires with accommodation, access to studios, workspace as well as a production budget. We are happy to provide support letters for travel funds for successful proposals. 

To apply, please send the following information:
In your email, please attach an application with the following information:

  • Your name, address and nationality.
  • Link/s to an online portfolio, relevant websites and social media accounts.
  • A short motivation.
  • A written description of what you would like to create during your stay in Buenos Aires, describing the object and material. 
  • A timeline and rough production budget in DKK.
  • A sketch-proposal.
  • Your availability for either February/March 2020 or October/November 2020.
  • CV in English ( one page).

The application should consist of max. 3 pages compiled in one PDF file. Also, a one page CV should be attached separately (PDF format).  No additional portfolios or material should be attached. Applications that do not fulfil the criteria will be disqualified. 

Please send your application to 
by October 10th 2019

Further information on the designers and projects might be requested. Applicants will be informed of the jury‘s decision by email within three months of submission.