Newspaper racks for New York City subway

We have designed newspaper racks that are introduced in 100 stations of New York City subway.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), responsible for public transportation in the City of New York, announced an agreement with publishers of free daily newspapers that will stop the physical distribution of newspapers in the subway. The aim of such decision is to prevent the excess trash in the stations. Leftover papers contribute to the amount of trash, which is the reason for track fires. Therefore, MTA decided to prohibit the hawkers from distributing newspapers in the subway areas. Instead, the self-service racks are introduced.

In cooperation with MTA and one of the biggest free daily newspaper publishers Metro New York, Decona has designed the self-service racks for the subway. The racks allow Metro New York to continue distribution inside subway stations. According to distribution program, 285 new racks will be installed in 100 MTA stations. Each rack can place up to 700 copies of newspapers, providing easy access to daily news. The design of metal racks follows the safety regulations, with the racks being completely see-through in order to prevent insertion of anything other than newspapers.

Newly designed racks ensure that free daily newspapers are available for commuters inside subway stations across New York City and bring mutual benefits to all parties. We are happy to be a part of MTA’s partnership with Metro New York and contribute with the design solution.

Newly designed self-service newspaper racks

Newly designed self-service newspaper racks

The Inner Harbour Bridge is now opened

A long-awaited bridge, which connects Copenhagen’s Nyhavn and Christianshavn districts, is officially opened. It’s been a long process, but now the pedestrian and cycling bridge is ready to use. Inderhavnsbro (the Inner Habour Bridge), locally known as “kissing bridge”, consists of two moving platforms that can slide outward, leaving a gap for the boats to pass. The bridge makes it easier for thousands of people to commute from one area to another, and makes Copenhagen even more friendlier for cyclists. The 180 meters long and 8 meters wide bridge is the third bridge in the inner harbour.


Photo credit: JENS DRESLING


Copenhagen wins a special prize for urban life quality

Our home city Copenhagen has won a Special Recognition Prize for sustainable urban development strategy. The jury of the European Prize for Urban Public Space, held in Barcelona, decided to create a special prize in order to recognize Copenhagen’s commitment to ensure a good quality of urban life.

The European Prize for Urban Public Space is a competition organized by European institutions with the aim to encourage the recovery projects and defense of public space in cities. Several finalists from Copenhagen showed great determination to create comfortable urban surroundings for citizens, showing city’s commitment to the quality of urban life. As a result, the jury decided to introduce a special category to acknowledge Copenhagen city as a role model in sustainable urban development and innovation, related to such issues as water management and sustainable mobility.



Decona accepted to Vitus programme

Great news! Decona was selected to participate in Vitus Programme, which is The Trade Council’s programme for Danish companies with a high global expansion potential. Launched in 2010 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, the programme targets small and medium-sized Danish companies that have a high international growth potential and have the ability and determination to expand globally. Our focus for this year is New York and we are excited to see what it leads to.

Photo credit: YOSHIO TOMII

Photo credit: YOSHIO TOMII

Our designer wins the Young Talent Award

Happy news – our designer Morten Grønning Nielsen has won the Danish Design Award in the “Young Talent” category with his independent project “Happaratus” .

The Danish Design Award focuses on the value and impact of design. Young Talent Award is given to outstanding talents under 30 years old, who exemplify the Nordic design tradition.  Happaratus is a disruptive tool which makes it possible to manually shape hard materials such as stone and wood with more sensitivity. The Happaratus “power glove” extends the capabilities of the hand as a sculpting tool and links innovation back to Scandinavian crafts traditions.







Decona’s brand new office space

Decona has a brand new office. The new office is located on the 6th floor of the modern B!NGS centre. The B!NGS centre is placed in the old factory of Bing & Grøndahl – a porcelain factory which is now beautifully restored and turned into B!NGS conference center and progressive office building. The office is within walking distance from the city center and has a stunning view of Copenhagen, which makes Monday mornings way better.


Photo credit: B!NGS

Photo credit: B!NGS



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