Blogs, Pinterest and Instagram are great for gleaning interior ideas for a minimalist home, office or studio, but to really get a sense of interior pieces and spaces, being in-person is best. Showrooms serve a double-purpose: to inspire and to provide buyers the ability to experience the pieces they’re looking to buy.
A great showroom makes you feel at-ease, is visually dazzling, and showcases each item in the best possible way. Copenhagen has its fair share of design showrooms, but the best of them have a little something extra that keeps us coming back time and time again when we need that little hit of Danish aesthetic.
If you’re looking for a gateway to the world of Danish design, check out the best design showrooms in Copenhagen that are open to the public:
In the top two floors of a charming old building in the centre of Copenhagen, the Fredericia Furniture showroom is a treat. With frequent exhibitions, an array of incredible design pieces and an amazing view of the city, there’s no shortage of inspiration to be found.
1152 København K
Weekdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm or by appointment
Erik Jørgensen & Montana Furniture
You get a double-whammy with this furniture showroom. The first level is Erik Jørgensen, where the rooms are separated by color (the white room is something out of 2001: A Space Odyssey) and the furniture is begging you to sit back and relax. The second level is Montana Furniture, where you’ll see imaginative displays of their storage units and gorgeous art pieces throughout; the bathroom is particularly special.
1260 København K
Weekdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The soft pastel hues and over-stuffed silhouettes of Muuto’s showroom make for an inviting vista. Though the showroom isn’t large, it’s been beautifully curated so that there are a variety of distinct styled areas, really highlighting the elements of the Muuto universe. Their rooftop terrace, where they often hold events, is an absolute treat, with a fantastic view of Copenhagen.
Visits by appointment only. To make an appointment, email [email protected]
Reform allows you to revamp your kitchen, bathroom or closets by leaving your typical IKEA fittings in place and simply changing the fronts and counters. These front are designed by some of the top architects and designers in Scandinavia and the variety of looks is wide. Their huge showroom in Copenhagen is full of fun little corners and great examples of kitchen spaces. It’s a wonderful source of inspiration if you’re thinking about renovating your home (or if you like to imagine a future in which you renovate your home…).
Otto Busses Vej 5A
Bygning OBV 026
2450 København SV
Weekdays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Frama, the Danish interior design studio and interior management firm, calls this a “Studio Store,” and thank goodness that everything is for sale because we want it all. Situated in the historic St. Paul’s Apotek (1878), the showroom-cum-store is a beautiful mix of old fashioned and hyper-modern. The brand’s focus on natural materials and contemporary silhouettes make them consistently one of the most cutting-edge design studios around.
Org. St. Pauls Apotek
1310 København K
Weekdays 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
If you’re looking for a hyper-minimalist, Scandinavian space that provides endless interior beauty, look no further than Menu Space in Nordhavn. In addition to their open-plan office-meets-showroom space, they also have a cafe where you can grab a cup of coffee, a croissant, and set-up with your laptop for a morning of work or an afternoon of relaxation. This is a really special place.
Hamborg Plads 2
Weekdays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Photography by Freya McOmish