Fancy a trip to Denmark’s centre for design? Here are a few places to get your Copenhagen couture, design and architecture fix!
Danes are among the leaders in world design and Copenhagen offers everything from furniture design and to textile design at museums and showrooms as well as several design related events.
If you want to catch up on current Danish designers and design trends, then Dansk Design Center is a good place to start. But in department stores likeIllums Bolighus, Bodum Home and Hay House you will also get a good impression of the Danes ability to design.
Every second year the world known design festival INDEX takes place.
CasaShop in Copenhagen is a super design shop located in the charming area of Store Regnegade.
The 400 square metres is packed with designer goods like furniture and lighting from Italy and Spain.
Danish items are of course also represented, for instance Arne Jacobsen’s Egg and Swan Chairs.
* DANISH DESIGN CENTRE
The Danish Design Centre, designed by internationally acclaimed Danish architect Henning Larsen, houses two permanent exhibitions and also features a number of changing special exhibitions.
* DESIGNER ZOO
One never leaves this Vesterbro design shop empty-handed. At Designer Zoo you get two vast floors of changing exhibits and a total of seven active workshops.
The shop offers a varied selection of Danish design, art products and crafts, created by the in-house and visiting designers.
* DANISH DESIGN MUSEUM
The Danish Design Museum in Copenhagen offers displays of decorative art, crafts, and industrial designs from the Western world and Asia from the late Middle Ages and up to the present.
Earlier, the museum was the first public hospital in Denmark; The Royal Frederik’s Hospital, where Søren Kierkegaard was admitted and died in 1855.
* DEVANTIER VINTAGE
Devantier Vintage is located in the heart of Copenhagen close to Strøget and Gråbrødre Square.
Here, there is a large selection of vintage clothes, shoes and accessories.
* FINN JUHL’S HOUSE
The Art museum Ordrupgaard celebrates the centenary of Finn Juhl. His private home built in 1942 – right next to Ordrupgaard – is open to the public.
* GUBI SHOWROOM
In the large GUBI showroom in Frihavnen you can see world class Danish furniture design unfold on 2,000 square metres.
GUBI is one of the biggest Danish design successes in modern times, and their furniture can be seen in places like the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
* HAY CPH
Hay CPH are located both in the shopping street Strøget and in Pilestræde.
A both places you will find Danish interior design in a class of its own, furniture in unconventional shapes, and smaller often funny things for the home.
* HAY HOUSE
Danish interior design in a class of its own.
* HOUSE OF VIPP
The Vipp flagship store is located in the center of Copenhagen. Vipp is world famous Danish Design – renowned for the classic bin invented in 1939.
* ILLUMS BOGISHUS
Illums Bolighus is purveyor to the royal Danish court and located on Strøget. It is the premier centre in Scandinavia for Danish and international design.
Furniture, lamps, kitchen and bathroom articles, ceramics, porcelain, silver, and glassware.
* INGE VINCENT CERAMICS
Ceramicist Inge Vincent has her own shop, Vincents, in the trendy street of Nørrebro, Jægersborggade.
Here, she sells beautiful handmade pottery.
* LIEBE SHOP
In the middle of Kompagnistræde and right by Strøget you’ll find Liebe. A crafty store that sells creative ceramics.
* MONTANA MOBILE
Get inspiration for the home or the office at Montana Mobile in Bredgade, Copenhagen.
Cool interior design at Munk – way to live, in Christianshavn.
* NORMANN COPENHAGEN
A cool prize winning design store located in an old 1700 m2 cinema at Østerbro.
Here you can find Normann design – furniture, vases, chairs etc. Expect traditional materials put into untraditional use such as a washing-up bowl in rubber, a vase made out of Silicon and a dog made out of plastic.
Paustian offers the best in Danish and international design.
* ROYAL COPENHAGEN FLAGSHIP STORE
Royal Copenhagen was originally named The Royal Porcelain Factory and was founded in 1775. In all the years they have produced products with deep respect for the history and traditions of the craftsmanship, but never without renewal.
Royal Copenhagen is purveyor to the royal Danish court and was eagerly supported by Dowager Queen Juliane Marie, stepmother to the insane King Christian 7, by its establishment in 1775. We can thank Christian 7 himself for Royal Copenhagen’s most famous dinnerware ever: Flora Danica.
Exquisite craft and interior design at Stilleben in the heart of the Copenhagen.
* THE APARTMENT
In a classic luxurious apartment in Christianshavn, you will find The Apartment, which is a showroom exhibiting design, furniture and art.
* WORKSHOP COPENHAGEN
Workshop Copenhagen consists of 11 designers and artists, who together operate a shop in Islands brygge in Copenhagen, from where they sell their own creations, designs and art.
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