2014-01-28

HRH Crown Princess Victoria's speech at the opening of the exhibition ”Design S och Ung Svensk Form” at Völkerkundemuseum, Hamburg, Tuesday 28 January 2014

(The spoken version shall take precedence)

First Mayor,
Minister Björling,
Professor Köpke,
Ladies and gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure for me, and Prince Daniel, to be here in Hamburg and the Völkerkundemuseum for the opening of this exhibition with new Swedish design.

Design is not only about making something more beautiful, practical or smarter. Design is also the result of people who dare to see the world from another perspective and to do things in a new and sometimes unexpected way.

It is a pleasure for me to declare this exhibition open. And I will do so by bringing even more light to its already bright ideas.