A couple of weeks ago I did attend the annual design and interior event 3 Days Of Design in Copenhagen. I’m sure that you’ve already seen some of my pictures that I’ve been sharing on both my Instagram account and my stories. 3 Days Of Design was established in 2012 as a small event held by a handful of companies in Pakhus 48 and has the sole purpose to running the event in order to enhance and maintain awareness of danish design and ensure Copenhagen’s status as an international design capital.
It was my very first time attending the design event and as a huge design nerd I found it very exciting and inspiring. The design event draws journalists, buyers and design nerds from all over the world to Copenhagen, to experience a new look on design presented. Showrooms are open all over town, there are free boot and shuttle service in between the 70 venues, design talks, exhibitions, products launches and press events. I didn’t have enough time to visit all of it and I’ve chosen to share some highlights with you.
One of the first press events that I was invited to was Fredericia’s new stunning showroom at the top of the historic former Royal Mail house in the heart of Copenhagen. On 1,1000 square metres across two floors, Fredericia presents it’ entire brand univers for the very first time with stories from it’s founding in 1911 until the present day. Visitors can experience everything from classic design icons by Børge Mogensen. Hans J. Wegner and Nanna Ditzel to creative news by Jasper Morrison, Aurélien Barbry andGeckeler Micheles. For the 3 Days Of Design I was invited to the tactile and visual experience showcasing iconic and new furnitures dressed in innovative fabrics by Kvadrat/Ruf Simons along with brunch on their rooftop; indeed an amazing experience. Likes it was exciting to attend the guest speaker Nick Vinson from Wallpaper giving his view on ‘The interweaving og fabric, fashion and furnitures’.
Picture left below innovative fabrics elevate the iconic Haiku Low sofa and Pato lounge chart new heights by combining the worlds high-end fashion and furniture from Fredericia, Løvstræde 1, 4 & 5, Copenhagen K.
The newly opened Nomade Workspace in the historic courthouse on Sankt Hans Torv, in multi cultural Nørrebro has for a while been high on my list over must sees in Copenhagen. The old gorgeous building is now housing freelancers and small business.
Interior design Natalia Sánchez was asked to converting the classic building into an inspirational space, and did so though the use of warm colours , patterned fabrics, exotic plants; and mixed furnishings from up-and-coming Danish designers , intermingled with a few of her own custom pieces. Taking it’s inspiration from boutique hotels, as co-working spaces in New York and London. Nomad Workspace is the exactly sort of place its members will find difficult to to tear themselves away from; a home from home and plenty more besides.
During 3 Days Of Design I was delighted to attend a Walk & Talk with interior designer Natalie Sánchez where she did talk about her exciting work renovating Nomade Workspace into a stunning space with a very cozy and warm atmosphere. It was a interesting experience to explore the beautiful building with carefully chosen design interior and exhibitions with different designers.
The talented Friends & Founders was one of the exhibitors with their beyond beautiful, minimalistic and elegant furnitures. They was founded in 2013 by designer Ida Linea & Rasmus Hildebrand. Their work is based on the ‘Favorite spots philosophy; find your spot , make room for personality and get inspired and share with others’. Friends & Founders are known for their unique quality and materials. One of several products they presented at the Nomad Workspace was the striped version of La Pipe chair, which is a chair inspired by the pipes organic hopes and designed to be extra comfortable. Above right you can see the striped version of La Pipe chair together with the Saw Table with black marble on the top.
I’ve already showed you a picture from HAY’s pop-up at the magical Lindencrones Palæ but I just can’t resist to share one more image. The Lindencrones Palæ was buit in 1753 in a restrained Rococo style and consistsof three storeys and a high celler under a black mansard roof. The facade is constructted in limestone ashlars from Lindencrone’s at Stevns.
HAY’s continued vision is to create contemporary funiture with an eye for modern living and sophisticated industrial manufacturing. That remains their ambition today. HAY’s continued vision is to create straightforward, functional and aesthetic design in cooperation with some of the world’s most talented, curious and courageous designers. For 3 Days Of Design they presented ‘The Result Chair’ and the ‘Pyramid Collection’ both designed by the Dutch Frisco Kramer and Wim Rietveld back in 1958. See image the ‘Result Chair’ above right. Likewise HAY shared the first preview of their new ‘HAY Kitchen Market’ which is a collection of kitchen accessoires that Mette Hay, the half part of the HAY duo, has designed together with the Danish chef Frederik Bille Brahe who is founder of Atelier September in Copenhagen.
One of the reasons that I arrived to Copenhagen a day earlier was beacuse I was lucky to be invited to the Grand Opening at the combined showroom for Montana and Erik Jørgensen in Bredagde 76.
Montana was founded in 1982 by Peter J. Lassen and based on his philosophy of people havionmg a need for freedom and a desire to create their own personal spaces. Expressing yourself is what Montana is all about. Montana gives you endless possibilities to create, frame tell your personal stories throug clever design and superior craftsmanship. The showroom can be founded on the second floor on Bredgade 76, also divided several themed rooms. I just fall in love with with the Montana bathroom in the colour pistachio and lots of green plants styled by the famous Danish stylist Gitte Kjær as you can see above right.
During the 3 Days Of Deisgn I was delighted to attend the Design Talk with the Founder of Frama, Niels S. Christophersen and the talk was delivered at the Frama Studio Apartment on Østerbro, Copenhagen (image abouve left). The space is the residential home of Niels and it’s only open during the 3 Days Of Design. The Studio Apartment was recently renovated, and it’s built upon the creative direction; When Space Defines Context. I found it very exciting and inspiring to hear more about the background for the architecture, design and decoration behind this beautiful space