The Danish Design Centre, INDEX: Design to Improve Life and the Danish Fashion Institute established Design Society together with the Ministry for Business and Growth in order to build a unified and effective national entity with the necessary knowledge to act as a qualified innovator, programme operator and advisor on the development and implementation of the efforts to promote growth for design and fashion in Denmark. Design Society aims to generate greater critical mass and improve the coordination of national, regional and local design and fashion initiatives.
Design Society is organised as a foundation. It acts as the parent company for the three companies and operates chiefly through its subsidiaries. Each company has its own vision and mission as well as its own board.