Design tour of Denmark

You will have encountered Danish design at one time or another, whether you realise it or not. In the 60s, viewers of Kennedy and Nixon’s historic TV duel were looking at Hans J. Wegner’s Danish chair. Modern audiences have begun craving classic Danish light fittings by Poul Henningsen, thanks to The Killing. And classics such as Erik Magnussen's Stelton thermos are now sitting on tables all over the world. Follow the trail of great Danish designers across the country with this guide to design in Denmark.

Arne Jacobsen

Denmark’s number one design street 

A great place to start any design tour of Denmark is Copenhagen’s Bredgade. Here you’ll find the auction house Bruun Rassmussen, along with a wonderful collection of antique shops carrying well-known names in design, such as Georg Jensen and Arne Jacobsen. At Number 69 is the Design Museum of Denmark.

Design Museum

Design Museum of Denmark

Drop in to the Design Museum to see the exhibition on Danish 20th century furniture design, entitled Utopia and Reality. This is the largest exhibition of its type in Denmark and includes heavyweights such as Kaare Klint, Poul Henningsen and Arne Jacobsen. Take a break after in the café, furnished with items by Hans J. Wegner and Poul Kjærholm.

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Danish furniture design

Danish design

Danish design is known the world over and Denmark has been a leading nation in the design field for decades.