Design

The Best Design Showrooms in Copenhagen

Why visit design showrooms? 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.

 
What makes a great showroom?

A great showroom makes you feel at-ease, is visually dazzling, and showcases each item in the best possible way. A showroom should highlight the brand’s identity in all elements, so that the overall feeling of the space is immediately identifiable and totally unique.

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.

 
What is Danish design?

Danish design falls into the umbrella category of Scandinavian design, and is largely rooted in functionalist design of the 20th century.

Mid-Century Modern design, which does not only include Danish design (Ray and Charles Eames are great examples of non-Danish Mid-Century Modern designers who have been influential in the category), is still largely seen as Danish in its origins. Clean lines, lasting materials, organic shapes, and innovative mass production methods are essential this this genre.

Today, Danish design straddles multiple aesthetic categories, from the ultra colorful and playful – bordering on child-like – to the sophisticated and minimalist. The showrooms highlighted below cover the full spectrum.

If you’re looking for a gateway to the world of Danish design, check out the must-see design showrooms in Copenhagen that are open to the public:

Fredericia Furniture

In the top two floors of a charming old building in the center 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.

 

 

Fredericia Furniture

Løvstræde 1
1152 København K

Opening Hours:
Weekdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm or by appointment
Weekends Closed

 

 
 

Montana Furniture

At Montana Furniture, you’ll see imaginative displays of their storage units and gorgeous art pieces throughout.

Founded in 1982 by Peter J. Lassen, who also designed the Montana storage system, the brand has always been about finding ways to combine usefulness with creativity.

The brand also produces a number of Verner Panton designs; an ideal marriage, as Panton is another Danish-but-not-quite-aesthetically-Danish designer who developed playful silhouettes throughout his career.

 

 

Montana is all about bringing color into your home or office space in a functional way, and the showroom has miles of inspiration for how to bring playful and artistic storage solutions to your space.

 

 

Montana Furniture Store and Showroom

Bredgade 24
1260 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sun Closed

 
 

Muuto

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.

 

 

The modern lines contrasted against with the old-world look of the Danish building only serves to highlight their playful yet sophisticated designs.

Their rooftop terrace, where they often hold events, is an absolute treat, with a fantastic view of Copenhagen.

 

 

Muuto

Østergade 36-38
1100 København K

Visits by appointment only. To make an appointment, e-mail [email protected]

 

 
 

Reform

Reform allows you to revamp your kitchen by leaving your typical IKEA fittings in place and simply changing the fronts.

These front are designed by some of the top architects and designers in Scandinavia and around the world, and the variety of looks is wide. From playful colors and shapes to more sophisticated lines, Reform makes the case that your kitchen should be more than functional; it should be beautiful too.

 

Their huge showroom in Copenhagen is full of gorgeous 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 will one day renovate your home…).

 

 

Reform

Otto Busses Vej 9
Bygning OBV 026
2450 København SV

Opening Hours:
Mon–Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Holidays 10:0 am – 2:00 pm
Sun Closed

 
 

Frama

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.

 

 

In addition to their furniture, you can buy a selection of their apothecary products from candles to hand soap.

 

 

Frama Studio Store

Org. St. Pauls Apotek
Fredericiagade 57
1310 København K

Opening Hours:
Weekdays 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed

 

 
 

Menu Space

If you’re looking for a hyper-minimalist Scandinavian space that provides endless interior beauty, look no further than The Audo in Nordhavn.

A boutique hotel, work space, cafe, and showroom, The Audo highlights the ways to integrate modern pieces from Menu with timeless vintage design.

 

 

Can you shop in their space? Yes; pretty much everything you see in the Audo rooms and common spaces, as well as the cafe, is possible to buy. It’s like getting to shop an entire home!

 

 

Menu Space

The Audo
Aarhusgade 130
2150 Nordhavn

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun Closed

 
 
 

Dinesen

Feel like walking all over Scandinavian design? Well lucky for you, the Dinesen showroom is open. The Danish brand known for producing some of the most beautiful floor planks in the world also provides endless interior inspiration with their central Copenhagen space.

For those who want to design every element of their homes, from the floor up, Dinesen is the place to discover what you need.

 

 

All the wood is sustainably and responsibly sourced from European forests and expertly made into planks and there items in their Danish factory.

Aside from flooring, the brand also makes a number of furniture items like tables, benches, stools, and cutting boards.

 

 

Dinesen

Søtorvet 5
1371 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tues – Fri 9:00 am – 5:0 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

 
 

Paustian

Founded in Denmark in 1964, Paustian has been one of the most important purveyors of design – both Scandinavian and international – ever since.

They have two Copenhagen locations: a large showroom on the water in a building designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, and the other, shown here, in central Copenhagen.

 

 

The central showroom is also a store and a cafe. The styling is consistently rotating but also impeccable; a blend of furniture, lighting, glassware, ceramics, accessories, and pretty much anything you could want to complete your interior design dreams.

Paustian never shies away from color, pattern, or playful shapes; let them guide on both what’s trendy and what’s timeless. There’s a bit of something for every design aesthetic, all expertly blended together in one cohesive space.

 

 

Paustian

Niels Hemmingsens Gade 24
1153 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Open the first Sunday of every month 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

 
 
 

Studio X Viaduct

Studio X is a Copenhagen-based studio and experimental laboratory dedicated to making beautiful, playful, and thoughtful objects with a range of collaborators.

Their showroom-cum-gallery space, a collaboration with London-based Viaduct, is the spot to see all of their work, styled to perfection. Stop in to have a browse around and see their latest exhibition.

 

 

Studio X collaborators include Alessi, Flos, Valerie Objects, and many more. There’s always something exciting at Studio X Viaduct; this is really the cutting-edge of Danish-meets-global design with an artistic bent.

 

 

Studio X Viaduct

Dronningens Tværgade 50
1302 København K

Opening Hours:
Sun & Mon Closed
Tues 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Weds – Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 
 

Carl Hansen & Søn

One of Denmark’s most historic cabinetmakers, Carl Hansen & Søn is known for producing iconic pieces from the country’s best-known designers of the Mid-Century Modern period.

From Wegner’s Wishbone Chair to Kaare Klint’s KK41181 sofa (originally made for Danish Prime Minister Thorvald Stauning in 1930), Carl Hansen & Søn’s profile is one of timeless sophistication blended with innovative design.

 

 

The showroom and store in Copenhagen is full of stunning design that will transport you straight into a Mid-Century Modern aesthetic.

These are investment pieces that will last for many generations, and the styling in the showroom highlights just how easy they are to integrate into your space.

 

 

Carl Hansen & Søn

Bredgade 21-23
1260 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun Closed

 
 
Photos by Rikke Westesen for Scandinavia Standard