What To See At Copenhagen Design Week

Attention all Scandiphiles, Copenhagen’s 3 Days of Design is Scandinavian design at its best.

Clerkenwell Design Week isn’t the only three-day design festival happening this week. Returning for its fifth year, 3 Days of Design is Denmark’s annual design event – taking over Copenhagen from the 24th to the 26th May. As expected, there’s minimal Scandi style aplenty, with exhibits from household names such as Carl Hansen & Son, FLOS, Louis Poulsen and Ferm Living, as well as some suitably unpronounceable Scandinavian new kids on the block (hello Risskov Møbelsnedkeri and Skovby Møbelfabrik). As well as a multitude of product launches, previews, workshops, exhibitions and design talks spread across the city during the festival’s three-day run, organisers are also laying on free transport – on land and sea – so that guests can attend every part of the programme they wish to. Interior designers, architects, industry buyers, journalists, and Scandi design lovers will all be flocking to the picturesque city for their dose of cool, modern Danish design. And we guarantee that they won’t be leaving disappointed. Here are just some of the goings-on this week.

KVADRAT

If you’re on the hunt for cool outdoor furniture with that indoor-out living feel, you’ll love Kvadrat’s debut outdoor textile range, Patio, its first upholstery textile especially developed for outdoors.

To celebrate this new venture into outdoor textiles, Kvadrat has also joined forces with DEDON to present Patio on the new furniture collection BREA by British design duo Barber & Osgerby, and AIIR chair by GamFratesi, both to be unveiled at 3 Days of Design this week.

WON

A new, innovative Danish design brand, WON will be unveiling an original furniture collection aimed at urbanites. To take “Nordic living” to a new level, WON has teamed up with a range of young and established designers.

&TRADITION

For minimalist, skinny-framed furniture and statement pendant lighting, you won’t want to miss &tradition’s striking new designs.

ASTEP & YOYE

Is it a light? Or is it sculpture? These are the questions you’ll be asking yourself over at Astep & Yoye, where you can expect striking, sculptural lighting design including paper-like glow balls.

BRUNNER STUDIO

During Copenhagen’s design festival, Brunner Studio will be welcoming visitors into their newly decorated apartment space at Frederiksgade 1 (on the ground floor), kitted out with various different Danish brands.

BY LASSEN

By Lassen owns the rights to the designs of two of Denmark’s greatest architects: Mogens Lassen and Flemming Lassen. The Lassen brothers were innovators in architectural modernism and produced numerous iconic designs.

During 3 Days of Design they’ll be demonstrating the processes behind their furniture and home accessories.

CASSINA

Italian design company Cassina will be showcasing its Cassina I Maestri collection and Cassina I Contemporanei collection, which besides the LC collection consists of designs from renowned designers including Gerrit Rietveld, Franco Albini, Frank Lloyd Weber and Gunnar Asplund, and Patricia Urquiola.

CARL HANSEN & SON

The iconic Carl Hansen & Søn flagship store at 21-23 Bredgade will be hosting a workshop with live craftmanship and demonstrations.

FILE UNDER POP

Texture and colour are the keywords of File Under Pop. Specialising in surface design, the company transforms rooms by clothing the surfaces with tiles, wallpaper and exclusive paint. This year they’ll be presenting the works of Mathias Malling Mortensen and A Hint Of Neon – Kristine Engelbrecht. Both artists use the File Under Pop Paint Collection to create spatial installations.

FLOS

Flow will be exhibiting their latest innovations in lighting design, including their tight-rope and circus inspired light hoops.

GETAMA

From luxury beds to theatre and auditorium chairs, find Mid Century Modern inspired collections at Danish brand Getama.

KLASSIK STUDIO

KLASSIK Studio is bringing new life to old Danish design classics. They’ve handpicked unique and forgotten products, and worked with their designers to give them a cool, new look.

MADS NORGAARD

During 3 Days of Design Mads Nørgaard’s flagship store in central Copenhagen will change its window display into a “live workshop” named “Design Under Construction”, where selected craftsmen will show their skills in real life.

MAGNUS OLESEN

Meanwhile, over at Magnus Olesen there will be a pop-up exhibition Dine, Drink, Daze and Dream at Moltkes Palæ, Dronningens Tværgade 2, 1302 Copenhagen K.

MENU

MENU’s philosophy is simple. They strive to make the world less complicated. Collaborating with renowned designers and architects, they find clever solutions for modern-day living. Explore their latest collaborations at their showroom.

MIA LAGERMAN

Mia’s design is about Scandinavian simplicity, like these simplistic xxx.

MOEBE

Another fab Danish brand, MOEBE will be throwing up their showroom during Copenhagen’s event to showcase their latest designs, which all share the theme of simple, Scandinavian design.

MOLLER & ROTHE

For more great lighting, head to Møller & Rothe where you’ll find innovative lighting projects.

SIKA DESIGN

Sika-Design’s wicker furniture has been around since 1950 but is even more relevant today with the recent demand for sustainable design.

SOFT LINE

During the Copenhagen design week, SOFTLINE will be introducing eight new products, designed by Philip Bro, Johannes Steinbauer, Maja Bøgh Vindbjerg, Sascha Sartory, Busk+Hertzog, Muller and Wulff.

VOLA

Vola is celebrating its 50th anniversary since it launched its first design with Arne Jacobsen. It’ll be showcasing its latest collection of clean, minimal taps in on-trend brass shades.

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