What to Do at 3 Days of Design 2020

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3 days of design date

3 – 5 September 2020

3daysofdesign isn’t your typical design fair; booths in an exhibition hall somewhere on the outskirts of town. Instead, the event focuses on intimate experiences where design enthusiasts can get up close with beautiful and innovative design in its natural setting, in a celebration that unfolds across the entire city.

This year’s festival was delayed due to COVID-19 but is now set for the 3rd – 6th September, is free for all to attend, and – judging by the full program – was definitely worth the wait!

Here are the best events and showrooms to see during 3daysofdesign in Copenhagen:

List Marker: Number 1ALIUM Gallery – “Emerge” by ALIUM

ALIUM blurs the line between home-living and conceptual space creation, with a multifaceted art gallery that curates original art pieces and unique objects.

During 3daysofdesign, ALIUM will open to the public, offering its guests a cold glass of wine and the chance to discover ‘Emerge’, a group exhibition by seven selected artists showcasing a series of unique objects and handcrafted original artworks, speaking into the ALIUM ethos of blurring the lines between art, interior and design.


ALIUM Gallery – “Emerge” by ALIUM

Frederiksberg Bredegade 1
Frederiksberg 2000

Thursday 3rd
12 pm – 6 pm



List Marker: Number 2ferm LIVING – A talk on the Art of Hosting with hospitality expert

ferm LIVING is a Danish design company. From their base in Copenhagen, they work with artisans around the world, fusing their Scandinavian design mindset with global skills and traditions. ferm LIVING creates collections of furniture, accessories, and lighting, so you can create space to feel comfortable in.

During 3daysofdesign, ferm LIVING Founder and Creative Director, Trine Andersen, and hospitality expert Julie Von Sperling will host a talk on the Art of Hosting – and the first 50 guests will receive a complimentary ferm LIVING gift – so you can make others feel as comfortable in your space as you do.


ferm LIVING – A talk on the Art of Hosting with hospitality expert

Kuglegårsvej 1-5
Copenhagen K 1434

Thursday 3rd – Friday 4th
2 pm – 2:30 pm


List Marker: Number 3Helle Mardahl – Cocktail Cream Tea by Helle Mardahl

The work of artist and designer Helle Mardahl is marked by a sense of playfulness, as her organic shapes in childish colors resemble candy. With a contemporary vision and the use of traditional craftsmanship, Mardahl transforms her fascination with organic shapes and hard materials into elegant, unique glass objects.

During 3daysofdesign, Mardahl will present her new collection of mouth-blown glassworks with a cream tea event, held within her creative universe at Studio Helle Mardahl. during 3daysofdesign. In addition to her bonbon concept, Helle will be introducing new, delicious glass objects that show the magic of storytelling, aesthetic sensibility, and honest craftsmanship.


Cocktail Cream Tea by Helle Mardahl

Nansensgade 71
Copenhagen K 1366

Thursday 3rd – Saturday 5th
3 pm – 6 pm



List Marker: Number 4House of Finn Juhl – Friday Night Live Music

For almost two decades, House of Finn Juhl has been trusted with the exclusive rights to bring Finn Juhl’s sculptural furniture back to life. The unique Finn Juhl collection consists of more than 40 classic masterpieces, all of which are manufactured with the utmost respect for the original heritage and strict demands for quality.

During 3dayofdesign, House of Finn Juhl will open the doors to its new showroom in the heart of Copenhagen. The place will be transformed into an exclusive hotel pop-up with a bar and lounge, a hotel room, and a dining area. Make sure to stop by on Friday for a Friday night lounge, hosted by Dynaudio, where you can enjoy live music and cocktails while soaking up the collection relaunch.


House of Finn Juhl – Friday Night Live Music

Gothersgade 9
Copenhagen K 1123

Friday 4th
7 pm – 10 pm


List Marker: Number 5Kvadrat presents Knit! at 3daysofdesign

Kvadrat was established in Denmark in 1968 and has deep roots in Scandinavia’s world-famous design tradition. A leader in design innovation, Kvadrat produces high-performance, design textiles, rugs, acoustic, and window covering solutions for both commercial and residential interiors.

For its fourth design commission, Kvadrat is introducing Knit!, a project that invited 28 emerging designers to explore the potential of knitted textiles by Kvadrat Febrik. Visit the playful and expressive exhibition at their showroom in Copenhagen during 3daysofdesign.


Kvadrat presents Knit! at 3daysofdesign

Pakhus 48
Klubiensvej 22
Nordhavn 2150

Thursday 3rd – Saturday 5th
Book a time slot here



List Marker: Number 6MENU – Guided tour – The Audo

MENU is a Danish design brand with a simple yet significant purpose: to enrich modern living through designs that connect individuals creatively, comfortably and functionally.

During 3daysofdesign, MENU will host events in its headquarters and creative showroom, The Audo – a hybrid space in Copenhagen facilitating and celebrating human interaction, connection, and artistic expression. Stop by for their guided tour and immerse yourself in the story of The Audo in a unique experience that unfolds The Audo´s history, architecture, and culture.


MENU – Guided tour – The Audo

Århusgade 130
Nordhavn 2150

Thursday 3rd – Friday 4th
11 am – 11:30 am



List Marker: Number 7&Tradition Exhibition and Design Talks

Danish design house &Tradition will host an exhibition and series of talks at Lindencrone Mansion, located in Bredgade 26. The exhibition, called “Home of a Collector,” is a collaboration with auction house Bruun Rasmussen. Combining &Tradition’s significant furniture collection with Bruun Rasmussen’s archive of collector design items, the exhibition promises to be an incredible exploration of Danish interior style.

There will be two talks as part of this exhibition. The first features Peter Kjeldgaard, the Head of Design at Bruun Rasmussen, in conversation with founders of design studio Space Copenhagen, Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou. The second talk will be with designer Hee Welling, who has created a number of chairs for HAY.

Whether you go for the exhibition, the talks, or both, you’ll do a deep dive into the world of elevated, classic Danish design.



Home of a Collector Exhibition & Talks

Lindencrone Mansion
Bredgade 26
1260 København K

Talk with Bruun Rasmussen and Space Copenhagen

Thursday 4th September
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Talk with Designer Hee Welling

Friday 5th September
3:00 – 4:00 pm



List Marker: Number 8Sindroms Magazine Launch Event

Join Sindroms Magazine as they celebrate the launch of their latest issue, “Evergreen.” Each issue of Sindroms focuses on a single color, and this one is all about green. The party will be held at Designmuseum and includes a digital exhibition by Space & Spectra. The magazine will be available for purchase at the event, or you can pre-order it and pick one up in person. If you can’t make the party, be sure to check out the exhibition during all three days of the festival; it’s sure to be stunning!


Sindroms Magazine Launch Event

Designmuseum Danmark
Bredgade 68
1260 København K

Wednesday 3rd September
12:00 – 6:00 pm

See the full 3daysofdesign program here.


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Sorcha McCrory is the Managing Editor at Scandinavia Standard. She is a British writer and content creator, writing on topics including fashion, feminism and pop culture.